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FB Contest 2015

Facebook Singer-Songwriter Contest 2015Yachtstock RiverJam 2015 Singer Songwriter Contest

Attention all singer songwriters! Yachtstock RiverJam is holding three mini-set slots open for our festival June 27th in Essington, Pennsylvania (just south of Phila. airport) for yet to be named local artists. Could that be you performing on a Yachtstock Stage?

Here are the details:

Contest Entry  Simply email us at the link below a video of you performing an acoustic version of an original song that you wrote. By "acoustic" we mean preferably just you on guitar, mandolin, piano, accordion (or whatever is your thing) singing your song. Yes, it must be an original tune you wrote (or co-wrote). This contest is open to all, except Winners of the 2014 Competition. If you entered last year and did not win you are welcome to enter again. 

Video  Your video should be on YouTube/Vimeo with reasonable audio quality. It definitely does not need to be a broadcast quality music video (an iPhone can do a surprisingly good job!) but should showcase your awesome singing, song, and groovy personality. 

What Happens Next?  We will post the videos of all entries deemed competition worthy by our judges on our Facebook page (deadline for submittal is Sunday, June 14). We will then announce up to 8 finalists on our Facebook page Monday, June 15th and then the most popular videos will be determined by how many "Likes" they receive. At least three of the top vote getters will be offered the opportunity to perform a mini set (acoustic) at Yachtstock RiverJam June 27th. Winners will also receive a complimentary pass to the event and can set up a small table (bring your own table) to sell their music and merch. The winner's videos will also be posted on our website.

Rules  This is a charity event for a worthy cause. This is not a paying gig. We reserve the right to change the rules at our own discretion or uninvite those who behave badly. Our judges will be looking for a) Talent of course! b) Contestants living in the Greater Philadelphia Region (as our goal it to sell tickets and raise as much money as possible for charity) and c) Entrants that generate a lot of activity on our FB page and on their own social networks (for same reason as in "b"). 

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For those about to rock we salute you!

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This contest has no monetary value and is subject to change without notice. All material submitted remains the property of the respective owners.

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Rock School Partnering with Yachtstock

Let There Be Rock School of Delco 2014 Yachtstock PartnerLocal rock School Partnering with Yachtstock

We are pleased to announce that DELCO Rock School, Let There Be Rock, will be partnering with us to bring you the Yachtstock RiverJam June 28th. 

Melissa Daley with Audra McLaughlin of The Voice at 92.5 WXTUCo-founder of the school, Melissa Daley, stated, "This is an exciting time for us, with my vocal student, Audra McLaughlin, currently appearing on The Voice and the continuing emergence of Yachtstock's own, Sara Spicer.  We are proud to partner with Yachtstock and provide talent and logistical support to help make RiverJam 2014 the best event possible."

UPDATE: Audra McLaughlin made it to the Top 8 and received huge accolades from her coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton. Melissa continues to coach both Audra and Sara Spicer.

Melissa Daley and her husband and school co-founder John are no strangers to YachtStock RiverJam. They are active in a variety of local programs and love giving back to their community. We deeply appreciate their commitment to Yachtstock! 

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2014 Yachtstock Beneficiary Noah Lamey

Noah Lamey - 2014 Yachtstock BeneficiaryEvery year Yachtstock reviews applications from many worthy candidates to determine which family will benefit from our annual fundraising efforts. Choosing beneficiaries is always a difficult task. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those candidates in our community and we thank you for sharing your stories with us. After careful consideration our board is pleased to announce that our 2014 individual beneficiary is Noah Lamey. 

On September 10, 2013, Noah was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently). Cardiomyopathy continues to be the leading reason for heart transplants in children. Learn More About Noah and Yachtstock Beneficiaries 

Proceeds from our annual Yachtstock RiverJam to be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 will benefit Noah. 




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Yachtstock Presents Check to Shriners

Yachtstock Shriners Donation 2013


This is the moment that Yachtstock founder George Spicer and the many volunteers who make the annual fundraising event Yachtstock RiverJam possible -- when they are able to present a check to a worthy recipient like Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia. Yachtstock has enjoyed a long and positive relationship with Shriners.

Yachtstock founder, George Spicer, stated "2013 was our most cooperative and rewarding experience to date and we look forward to even better things in 2014." In addition to the Yachtstock RiverJam fundraising event Yachtstock volunteers had the priviledge of visiting Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit in May of 2013 for an experience that no one will soon forget.

Frank Mayo, Chairman, Board of Governors, Shriners Hospitals for Children received a check for $10,000 from Yachtstock founder George Spicer and Yachtstock board members Ed Roth (also a member of Shriners executive board), Diane Shannon, Sara Spicer and Steve Kurtz.

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More Bands Added!

Lisa Chavous & the Blues Messengers to play Yachtstock June 15

Lisa Chavous Has A MESSAGE

Are you ready for the soulful delivery of Lisa Chavous and the Blues Messengers? Chavous is the latest addition to the Yachtstock lineup. Additional bands added include the pop/soul of Chickie Pagano, the zany rock of The Bug Hunters, and the take no prisoners blare of Full Throttle. And of course, don't forget our headliners this year -- Irish rockers Blackthorn!

This is an event you won't want to miss. Yachtstock this year has moved up to a June date of Saturday June 15th with over 15 bands on the scenic banks of the Delaware at the West End Boat Club in Essington PA. 

Proceeds from YachtStock benefit Shriners Hospitals - Philadelphia. Come on out and support a great cause!

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Kate Judge Joins Yachtstock 2013 Lineup

Kate Judge to perform at Yachtstock June 15Jersey Girl Returns to Her Roots

Jersey girl goes to school in Central Florida, makes good, gets crowned beauty queen, then comes home to her roots. It would make a good song, and maybe Kate Judge will write it.

Kate joins an exciting roster of talent appearing at the Yachtstock RiverJam June 15th in Essington, PA. The annual event is dedicated to raising funds for children will chronic illnesses and in 2013 proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia.

Kate Judge is a 26-year old musician who has been studying classical piano for twenty years. She has been blessed with opportunities to sing the National Anthem at the Florida Citrus Bowl, Amway Arena for the Orlando Magic, Wells Fargo Center for the Philadelphia Soul and at WMMO’s Downtown Concert Series for over 300,000 audience members. Kate was recently selected as the opening act for recording artists Dave Barnes, Anberlin, J. Cole, We the Kings, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and many others.

Kate grew up in Southern New Jersey and relocated to Florida where she attended University of Central Florida on a music scholarship and remained in Orlando to continue her music career and obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling, with her research in Music Therapy. Kate is a proud member of the Miss America Organization and competed in the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant, winning the Talent Award as Miss Largo 2011.  

Kate Judge's debut single “Caught in the Middle” can be found online at Kate relocated to the Greater Philadelphia area in May and cannot wait for the future that the city of brotherly love holds for her. After Yachtstock, she will be performing the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Soul at the first annual Army/Navy football game. Her charming style and musical selections appeal to all age groups and she never fails to provide unforgettable entertainment!

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RiverJam June 30, 2018

Join us June June 30, 2018 at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA (minutes from I-95/Phila. Airport). 12 Noon to 10 PM at 3 locations along the scenic Delaware River in Tinicum Township.


Fun For Whole Family

30+ Bands on 3 rockin' stages, 2 Scenic Venues, Family Fun, Great Food & Refreshment, Shriners Clowns and more. Great Music. Great Fun. Greater Cause. 


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