Revels RiverSing

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with Free Music, Communal Singing and More at the 17h Annual Revels RiverSing, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston, MA!

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

5:00 PM - Festivities begin
6:00 PM - Singing starts


Lift your voice in song (and in person!) as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall!

Hosted by Revels music director George Emlen, this year's RiverSing features the dynamic singer, pianist, song leader and educator Dr. Kathy Bullock, all the way from Berea, Kentucky! Joining Kathy on stage as soloists and song leaders are the indispensable David Coffin and the creative, jazz-infused 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 the Charles River Conservatory, 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 plenty of FREE PARKING, a pop-up Beer Garden, and a 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 ( and phone (617-972-8300).  



Thanks to our Friends and Sponsors! Charles River ConservancyDepartment of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)Friends of Herter Park, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Become a Revels RiverSing Sponsor! Several sponsorship opportunities are available. Write to learn more!

Thank You to our 2019 Friends and Sponsors

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