17th Annual Revels RiverSing

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with Free Music, Song, and More!

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston, MA

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Raise your voice in song (and in person!) as we welcome in the fall at the 17th annual Revels RiverSing! 

Hosted by Revels music director George Emlen, this year's equinox celebration features the dynamic gospel singer, pianist, song leader and educator Dr. Kathy Bullock, all the way from Berea, Kentucky! Joining Kathy on stage as soloists/song leaders are jazz great Stan Strickland, the indispensable and multi-talented David Coffinand the Brooklyn-based (but Boston-bred) jazz vocalist, Claire Dickson.

For the first time, the Stan Strickland RiverSing Jazz Quartet will be our featured band. Stan has graced the RiverSing stage (and Sun-Moon boat!) for many years on soprano saxophone and as a vocal soloist, and we are thrilled to welcome him back this year as bandleader. Ken Field and the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will fill Herter Park with their joyful sound beginning at 5:00 pm as our family activities begin.Rounding out our roster are the Revels RiverSing Chorus, the Revels RiverSing Children - and YOU! Bring your best voices. Song sheets will be available online and onsite so we can all sing along!



facepainting 280.jpg5:00 PM - Family Activities provided by Revels and the Charles River Conservancy begin in Herter Park

5:45 PM -  Join us for a puppet-filled "Parade to the Amp"! (Puppets provided by the Puppeteers Cooperative)

6:00 PM - Singing in the Amphitheater will start!


Begun as a partnership with the Charles River Conservancy in 2004, Revels RiverSing is a participatory music event filled with music, magic and  songs celebrating the change of seasons and the splendor of the Charles River and its parklands. While puppets and whimsy may abound, the heart of RiverSing is the communal singing and the joyful spirit that comes with it.parade 280.jpg


Herter Park offers FREE PARKING, a pop-up Beer Garden, and a  convenient concession stand for snacks and drink.


Herter Park Amphitheater is located at 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, next to the Herter Community Garden. It is at the opposite end of the large parking lot from the Artesani Splash Park & Wading Pool.


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Revels RiverSing is a Rain or Shine event. In the event of unsettled or severe weather, Revels will post updates on its website (www.revels.org) and phone (617-972-8300). 


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Advertise in the RiverSing Program Book or Become a Sponsor

There are many ways to get involved, from joining the chorus, being an audience member, buying an ad in the program, or becoming a RiverSing sponsor. 

Advertising is easy and you can do it for as little as $200. If you’re interested in becoming even more involved RiverSing Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. 

Download the adkit or write Alan at acasso@revels.org for details.



COVID Policy

With the rise of COVID variants in our area, people are understandably concerned about safety. We implement the following policy to keep safety at the forefront: Due to close proximity of patrons and possible audience singing, 
Masks will be required by all patrons members when in the Herter Park Amphitheater. 

Our performers will be fully vaccinated or masked during the performance.

Christian A. Herter Park is under the jurisdiction of the City of Boston, so we will continue checking the rates of infections and make adjustments to our policy as needed.


Thank You to our current 2021 RiverSing Friends and Sponsors

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