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Blackthorn to Headline Yachtstock 2013

Blackthorn Concert Candid

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Oh Jeannie Mac! Don't you just wish it was Saint Patty's Day all over again? Well, your wish has been granted! Philly's famous Irish rockers Blackthorn will be making the rounds at Yachstock River Jam June 15th. As a matter of fact they will be the main attraction! Blackthorn has over five albums to their credit. The first album, "It's An Irish Thing" was an instant hit with their fans with songs like "Celtic Symphony" becoming and anthem of sorts in the Philadelphia Area.

Over the past six years, Blackthorn has recorded three additional CDs: The Other Side, Ratty Shoes and Push and Pull each of which has gotten extensive airplay in the North East. The original CDs have opened many doors to the band. They have extended their reach beyond the traditional Irish venues and have gained a huge following with the college crowd. Just go to one of their show in the Jersey shore and you will find hundred of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y singing along to their songs.

Of the very few bands that make it to the level of Blackthorn, even fewer last more than a few years. But Blackthorn is Bigger today than they have ever been. Their music continues to evolve and the community that they started in small bars around the Philly area in the 90s continues to go. Blackthorn is not just a band, it's an institution. There are always five super talented musicians on the stage but they speak with one voice.

Blackthorn LogoMaybe that's the magic.

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Amanda Duncan Added to Yachtstock Lineup

Amanda DuncanSinger Songwriter Amanda Duncan has just been added to the Yachtstock lineup. The aggressively positive tilt of Duncan's vibrant mix of pop and folk has been turning heads in the Philly region. Duncan is currently a top finalist in the coveted Philadelphia Songwriters Project Showcase. Amanda also opened in early May for violinist Lindsey Stirling at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey.

“There are so many songs out there that are reflective of negative issues of people’s lives. I want to connect with the positive,” says Duncan. For those listeners looking for something refreshing, Amanda delivers. With a love for all things catchy and melodic, she reaches audiences young and old, wielding her acoustic guitar and mandolin and holding tight to her dedication to remaining always honest, never put-on, never false. After the show, she wants to meet every person in the room, to learn about them, and just take the time to have some good old- fashioned conversation.

We are excited to introduce the Yachtstock crowd to this up and coming artist.

Can't wait to hear Amanda in person? Well take a peak at her video for "Everybody Comes Around Here."

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Interview to Air on Comcast - Philadelphia Soul

Comcast SportsnetYachstock founder and president George Spicer was joined by Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia representative Stephanie Byrwa on Philadelphia Soul's sports update with Lou Tilley.

The progam will air Wednesday, May 15th on Comcast at 7 PM and Comcast SportsNet at 11 PM.

The interview focused on Yachstock's partnership with Philadelphia Soul and Shriners and the Yachtstock River Jam event June 15th at the West End Boat Club in Essington, Pennyslvania.

In addition Lou Tilley indicated to Yachtstock President George Spicer that he would also like to invite George into the booth during upcoming Philadelphia Soul games to talk more about Yachstock and the efforts to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia. So stay tuned for further updates!

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Sponsors - 2013

Yachtstock wishes to thank all of our 2013 sponsors for their support of our efforts.

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Yachtstock RiverJam 2013 Proud Sponsors

Yachtstock RiverJam is a community event that depends on sponsorship to maximize donations to the worthy causes we wish to support. On behalf of the Yachtstock board and Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit we wish to give our most sincere thanks to our 2013 sponsors!

Philadelphia SoulWe are also pleased to have Philadelphia Soul as a proud partner.



Shiners HospitalsProceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit.


 County Savings Bank





Philly Pretzel Factory   


   Chick fil A  


 Hatfield Meats  




 Herrs Snacks










 Harrahs Philadelphia  



MetroPCS-69th St-Logo



 Specialty Freight Services  

Specialty Freight

   Johnnys Original Pizza of Prospect Park  

Johnny's original pizza

 Studio One Tattoo  

Studio One Tatoo

   Curves - Homes PA  



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Schedule 2013


Please check back soon for details on our slate of artists for YachtStock RiverJam 2014

The outdoor concert is held on the banks of the Delaware River at the West End Boat Club. Local bands will bring a mix of classic rock, funk, soul. country and pop sure to please almost anyone. In 2013 crowd pleasing Irish rockers Blackthorn headlined Yachtstock along with 15 other bands on 2 stages. Our headliner band for 2014 will be announced soon. Stay tuned for details! 


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Yachtstock Riverjam 2013

Yachtstock 2013 Stage Schedule

Yachtstock RiverJam 2013 includes Irish rockers Blackthorn, up and coming Country Artist Sara Spicer, Philadelphia Songwriter's Showcase Finalist Amanda Duncan, Country Artist Sherry Lynn, the bluesy soul of Lisa Chavous, the classic rock of The Full Throttle Band and more!

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Riverview Stage

1pm Herd of Turtles (Classic Rock)
2pm Facebook Contest Winners
(Guy Campo, Vincent James, Dave Beatty)
3pm Lisa Chavous and The Blues Messengers (Blues/Soul)
4pm Hurricanes (Blues)
5pm Chickie Pagano (Pop, R&B/soul)
6pm Delco Let There Be Rock School
7pm Amanda Duncan (Folk, Indie Pop)
8pm Kate Judge (Pop)
9pm Bughunters (Classic Rock)

Soul Stage

1pm Deborah Smoot (R&B, Soul)
1:30 Red Alert Band (Motown, R&B)
2pm Philbilly (Modern Country)
3pm Southern Edge (Country)
4pm Sherry Lynn Band (Country)
5pm Full Throttle (Classic Rock)
6pm Sara Spicer (Country)
7:15 - 9pm BLACKTHORN (Irish Rock)
9:15 - Rumours (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

 Note: Schedule is subject to last minute changes and replacements.


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Schedule 2014

Sara Spicer and Audra McLaughlin of The Voice2015 RiverJam to Be held June 27th - Details Coming Soon!


Yachtstock RIVERJAM JUNE 28, 2014 


The outdoor concert is held on the banks of the Delaware River at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA. Local bands will bring a mix of classic rock, funk, soul. country and pop sure to please almost anyone.

In 2014 we are proud to include Delco Let There Be Rock School's AUDRA MCLAUGHLIN of THE VOICE as our special guest. Audra will join crowd favorite Sara Spicer on stage and will also do a Meet & Greet after her performance. 

2014 Band Lineup

Yachtstock RiverJam Band Lineup 2014

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Riverview Stage

NOON FB Contest Winner, 1 PM  Full Deck, 2 PM  Deb Smoot & Pal Rakes, 3 PM  Slim Jim & Big Guy, 4 PM Delco Let There Be Rock School, 5 PM Marc Lancaster, 6 PM Slym Pyckns, 7 PM Vincent James, 8 PM Hurricanes, 9 PM Bughunters

Riverjam Stage

NOON  DeLaSalle S.B., 1 PM Retro 45, 2 PM Philly Brass & Electric, 3 PM Southern Edge, 4 PM Full Throttle, 5 PM  Delco Let There Be Rock School, 6 PM Sara Spicer & Special Guest Audra McLaughlin, 7 PM South 47, 8 PM Rumours, 9 PM Strawberry Fields & We Got Issues

 Note: Schedule is subject to last minute changes and replacements. 


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