Mike Powell & The Black River make their way to the Bay for the very first time.
With pocket drum grooves, progressive bass work, experimental guitar tones and chilling organ sounds their music lands somewhere in between old soul and heavy blues rock. And when that’s combined with thoughtful storytelling lyrics and a blue eyed soul vocal approach it creates a wonderfully unique noise that feels modern and vintage at the same time.
The Melting Nomads make their debut at The Riverboat Bar in Alexandria Bay, NY on July 6th!
Featuring former members of Lucid and Annie in the Water as well as members of Brickdrop and MonstaParty.Blending various individual influences the group creates a dirty funky fusion of old school hip hop beats, jazzy grooves, reggae feels, and funk.
Internationally touring rock n’ roll band, Balkun Brothers, is made up of older brother, Steve, on guitar, vocals and thumb-bone bass, alongside younger brother, Nick ‘The Hammer’ on drums. The band, formed just under a decade ago in 2010, is reinventing the term “power duo” with their heavy hitting, new-age brand of psychedelic rock, blues and jam-funk.
Let's be Leonard make their debut at The Riverboat Bar in Alex Bay, NY on SATURDAY JULY 14!!!
Let’s Be Leonard is a rock ‘n roll jazz explosion out of Upstate NY that bursts at the seams of tight, lyrical pop ballads with a daredevilish, looney jam band quality that'll hook you like a lil fish.
Aqueous returns to The Riverboat on Friday July 20!
6th annual AQ in ABAY PARTY!
High-Energy Groove Rock
Whether they’re headlining and selling out venues across the U.S. or performing stand-out sets at notable events like Summer Camp, The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, and Suwannee Hulaween, it’s clear that fans across the country are clamoring to hear more from the Buffalo-based four-piece. With the hype around the group growing, Aqueous is on the brink of making a huge breakout as the project enters its second decade of existence. Do yourself a favor, and discover firsthand what the buzz is all about.
Formula 5 returns to The Riverboat Bar on Friday July 27!
Formula 5 is your source for unique jams, infectious energy, and impressive musical prowess. "Their music celebrates all corners of the music landscape and a true strength of Formula 5 is a clean cohesiveness to their jams that never quits." - Jambase / Live Music News
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Broccoli Samurai make their Riverboat Bar debut on Saturday July28!!!
Since forming in Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has taken the club and festival scene by storm.The band has been thrilling audiences across the nation winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fan base with their synth-laden progressive electronica sound fused with soulful hints of funk and jazz. Eager fans pack dance floors and festival sets, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every note that will force them to move with reckless abandon.
The Old Main return to The Riverboat Bar in Alex Bay on Saturday August 4!
Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes, while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. With catchy original music and creatively reimagined covers, they've been called everything from Folk-Rock to alt-Americana, though no label or description compares to hearing their foot-stomping music in person.
Nina's Brew make their Riverboat Bar debut on Friday August 10!
Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, Nina's brew is a melting pot of influence, genre and talent. Formed in Burlington, VT in the winter of 2017, their sound is rooted in blues and soul music, and also meanders the likes of r&b and rock. They integrate tight harmonies, heavy blues guitar shredding and can quiet the room to a hush or can take it by storm.
Gang of Thieves make their Riverboat Bar debut on Friday August 17 for Pirates Weekend!
Gang of Thieves are pioneering a new breed of American Rock n Roll, injecting funky riffs, catchy melodies, and electric violin into unforgettable high energy performances.
Barroom Philosophers make their Riverboat Bar debut on Saturday August 18!
Eclectic, in philosophical terms, is defined as, “belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to any recognized school of thought, but recognized such doctrines as they wished from various schools.” The same could be said for Syracuse’s own Barroom Philosophers, who embody eclecticism in both the scholastic and the literal sense. From the reaches of Jamaican roots reggae and dub, acid-drenched psychedelia, Chess Records’ Chicago blues and Parliament-era funk, Barroom Philosophers bend genres across the spectrum to create a unique, original groove that differs every show.
Riverboat Bar and Waterhole Music Lounge Presents
The Blind Owl Band's 1000 Islands Concert Cruise
Alexandria Bay, NY
3 Hour Boat Cruise of the famous 1000 Islands on the Saint Lawrence River. TWO FULL sets of The Blind Owl Band!
Tickets Available at
Riverboat Bar in Alex Bay, NY
Waterhole Music Lounge in Saranac Lake, NY
Folkfaces return to The Riverboat for the Blind Owl Band 1000 Islands Concert Cruise After Party!
Folkfaces is a Buffalo-based quartet that specializes in “Rowdy Jazz & Bluesy Roots.” Folkfaces has an irresistibly danceable energy and a unique versatility, being able to engage a crowd whether busking on the street, playing in a small barroom, or putting on a full electric show at a large music venue. The band draws influence from a multitude of genres, including folk, jazz, blues, punk, Americana, jug band, and bluegrass.
The Waydown Wailers return to The Riverboat Bar in Alex Bay on Saturday June 23!!!
riginal Roots Rock, Blues Rock, and Jam with a dash of Outlaw Country, is a sound Waydown Wailers label as "Outlaw Dirty Blues Rock". sounds like: Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Warren Haynes, Allman Bros, Skynyrd, The Outlaws, NRPS
The Heavy Pets are a funky-ass rock and roll band from South Florida. Called "a living, breathing force of nature" by Relix magazine, they are known for their songcraft and powerhouse live performances. The band has been a mainstay on the national touring circuit for over a decade, and released its fourth full-length studio album Strawberry Mansion in February 2018.