Bristol Borough is hosting its 18th annual Oldies on the River Concert on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Mill Street Parking Lot, featuring tribute artist Bobby Wilson, son of Jackie Wilson, considered one of the most dynamic singers and performers in soul, R&B and rock and roll history. The concert begins at 5 p.m. A rain date, if required, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.
Free transportation and parking will be available for all concert-goers at the Lenox Building parking lot, located on the 1400 block of Radcliffe Street. Courtesy shuttle bus service begins at 3 p.m. and runs consecutively throughout the afternoon and evening until 11 p.m.
Hosted by Bristol Borough Council, DJ Greg Whit will emcee the concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Bristol Borough’s waterfront venue for this free concert.
Bobby Wilson will follow The Vogues (“Turn Around Look at Me,” “Till” and “My Special Angel”); Charlie Thomas’ Drifters with Jeff Hall (“This Magic Moment,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “Save the Last Dance for Me”); The Chicklettes (will deliver their high-energy tribute to female artists, such as The Supremes, Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin); Dennis Tufano, original lead singer with The Buckinghams (“King of A Drag,” “Don’t You Care” and “Mercy Mercy Mercy”)’; and Vinnie Medungo, perennial host of WABC Radio and PBS programming celebrating oldies music.
In addition to a variety of food trucks serving pizza, burgers and cheesesteaks, concertgoers have several restaurant options serving American, Italian, Indian, Mexican, bar fare and seafood, all within walking distance of the concert venue.
This is an alcohol-free event.
Concert information is available 24/7 at bristolboro.com, Facebook or by calling 215-788-1600 during normal business hours.