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Weekend River Jam series at US National Whitewater Center

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

For those looking to escape daily routine, live music shows and outdoor festivities create a unique atmosphere of relaxation and fun. Join us for the evening River Jam concerts, there is always something exciting going on at the USNWC.

Evening River Jams

Live music takes place throughout the year at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September and at each of the Whitewater Center’s festivals.

Music Featured at Tuck Fest 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022 TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

Saturday, April 30, 2022 MAVIS STAPLES

Sunday, May 1, 2022 JJ GREY & THE MOFRO

Learn more about all the fun happening at Tuck Fest.


Play With more than 24 activities, the USNWC creates an outdoor playground for all ages. Activities that include whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines and ropes courses are available to all ages and skill levels. Come during the day and enjoy any of these activities then stay for the evening River Jam.

River’s Edge Bar & Grill The River’s Edge Bar & Grill offers a wide selection of food, beer and wine while the patio overlooks our man-made whitewater river, giving restaurant visitors a view of both rafters and kayakers paddling down the Competition Channel while being the ideal way to relax after a day of playing outside.

The Market Featuring several quick-grab options for guests on the go, The Market is the ideal spot to grab refreshments between activities including sandwiches, salads, craft beer, smoothies and more. The outdoor bar is open during special events and concerts and highlights a new featured brewery for draft beer options every other week throughout the summer.

Pump House Biergarten Located on Belmont Abbey Island, the Pump House Biergarten offers twenty craft beers on tap and a variety of made-to-order food options from the USNWC Food Truck with seating overlooking the Competition Channel. The Pump House Pavilion (coming late summer 2014) will add even more craft beer options and a new outdoor grill for River Jam concerts and special events

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