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Ryan Follese to Headline Yachtstock June 30

International recording artist Ryan Follese will headline Yachtstock RiverJam June 30th. Follese is an exciting addition to the 20th Annual RiverJam held on the banks of the scenic Delaware just south of Philadelphia in Essington, PA.

Yachtstock President George Spicer stated, "Ryan Follese is a major talent who toured the world with his modern rock band, Hot Chelle Rae, and has a promising solo career as a country artist. Ryan is a perfect fit for our fans and we are honored to have him grace the Yachtstock RiverJam stage."

Ryan Follese comes from Nashville songwriter royality. His parents are well known songwriters who have have written for top country acts, including Tim McGraw, and Lady Antebellum. From early childhood Follese felt that songwriting was his destiny. Ryan got his chance when he formed modern rock band Hot Chelle Rae with Nashville friends and penned the catchy single "Tonight, Tonight." The song launched the band to stardom, with an Adult Top 40 quadruple platinum #1 single, and international appearances. Follese and Hot Chelle Rae were all over the radio and enjoying high profile gigs, touring the world with Taylor Swift, and earned a coveted spot on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. Hot Chelle Rae charted additional songs and Follese was a successful front-man, yet he still felt "like something was missing."

Ryan began writing songs for a solo project and noted "they all came out country." But when Ryan's mom was diagnosed with cancer Ryan headed home from L.A. and contemplated putting his solo effort on hold. In a Billboard intervew Follese explains that his mom had other plans, saying she pointedly asked him, "Are we going to write your record or not?" Follese added, "When your mom is going through chemo and she's badass enough to be like, 'Are we going to do this?,' it really kicks your ass into gear and puts things into perspective." The resulting record was a family affair that proudly displays classic country roots alongside Follese's finely tuned knack for clever word play and catchy choruses you instantly want to turn up and sing along. The self-titled solo debut has already hit the Country charts with the soaring "Put a Label On It" and features a welcome mix of country pop and modern rock elements, like the bluesy feel good summer anthem, "Float Your Boat."

Follese's modern rock background and country roots fit the bill perfectly for Yachtstock RiverJam, and Follese's "Float Your Boat" would be a suitable anthem for it. With over 20 bands on three stages Yachtstock has music for everyone, from rock to pop to world music, but the top of the bill also includes two fine emerging country acts with special guests Sara Spicer and Lee Gantt. Local Country Radio station giant 92.5 XTU is partnering with Yachtstock delivering a marketing package that includes a generous series of radio ads, social promotion, and ticket processing support through parent company Entercom's "Events Plus." 

Proceeds from the event will benefit local Delaware County families and Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia. With 20+ bands, Car Show, fun for all ages, food and merch vendors and Tinicum Township 4th of July Fireworks, this is a charity event where you can do good and have fun doing it. 




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Beef & Beer April 21, 2018

Charity Beef and Beer Fundraiser Saturday April 21

Saturday April 21 from 5 - 9 PM Yachtstock will hold a Beef & Beer fundraiser featuring entertainment from the The Mad Trio - WMGK's 2018 House Band. The event will be held at the beautiful Masonic Hall in Prospect Park.  In addition to great music, food and beverages, there will be 50/50's and plenty of fun you won't want to miss.


Over 21 Event


Saturday, April 21  5 - 9 PM


Masonic Hall 822 Lincoln Ave. Prospect Park, PA



This is a very important fund raiser to support our upcoming 20th RiverJam that raises money for one or two families with sick children and also supports Shriners Hospital for Children. 


Great Music, Great Fun, Greater Cause!

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Yachtstock Holiday Fest Brings Cheer

Our "Holiday Fest" was a great success with Santa and Mrs. Claus paying kids a visit, fun for the whole family, and some amazing music.

December 2, 2017 we held "Holiday Fest" to honor our hard working volunteers, celebrate the season, and raise money in preparation for 2018 fundraising and our 20th Annivesary RiverJam June 30, 2018. We are pleased to report that the event raised over $2,000 and was perhaps our best attended holiday party in recent memory. Yachtstock's Director George Spicer commented that a number of guests approached him during the event asking how they can get involved for 2018. All in all, it was a fantastic day.

Special thanks to the West End Boat Club for hosting the event, and all that they do for Yachtstock, our volunteers who made the event possible, and to everyone who attended and made this a special day. 

Check out these great pics from photographer Carl Roccia!

Santa At Yachtstock Holiday Fest

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RiverJam 2018 Welcome

Ryan Follese to headline Yachtstock RiverJam June 30, 201820th AnniveRsary Concert

June 30, 2018   
12 Noon to 10 PM


Yachtstock RiverJam is the highlight of our annual fundraising


Headliner: InternAtional Recording Artist Ryan Follese - LEARN MORE

Saturday, June 30, we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the families of local children with grave health issues and Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit. Yachtstock is a 100% volunteer run organization and all profits from the RiverJam will be donated to beneficiaries.
The outdoor concert is held each year on the banks of the Delaware River at the West End Boat Club.

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You can purchase tickets in advance on-line, or at the event (cash). 

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Volunteers Needed 2018

Volunteer at YachtstockGet involved and make a difference

Volunteers are needed for Yachtstock with our main event to be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA. Yachtstock also has periodic music events throughout the year. Get involved in the planning and support for this community-oriented event for a great cause. 

Musician Application Form (Google Doc Form)

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Yachtstock Advisory Board

Yachtstock is proud to announce the establishment of an Advisory Board made up of community leaders with extensive expertise in business and the non-profit sector. 

Heidi Hamels - Yachtstock Advisory BoardThe Yachtstock Advisory Board will provide non-binding strategic advice to the Director and Executive Board of Yachtstock. The Advisory Board will review Yachtstock’s endeavors and planned initiatives, financials, charitable work, and giving, for the purpose of offering expertise and guidance to assist Yachtstock in sustaining and growing their charitable work.

Established in the spring of 2017, the Advisory Board currently includes the following members;

Steve Kurtz (Chairman) - Steve is an entertainment and radio DJ (WLVT Cruisin' 92.1) and Philadelphia Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Steve has previously served as a member of Yachtstock's Executive Board and Music Director and has faithfully "MC'd" Yachtstock events.

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Our Mission

YachtStock Inc. is a 501c3 organization that provides help for local families and Shriners Hospitals - Philadelphia. LEARN MORE

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

20+ 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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