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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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Sherry Lynn to Perform at Yachtstock RiverJam 2013

Sherry Lynn to perform at Yachtstock RiverJamCountry artist Sherry Lynn'S Beautiful Life

More exciting news on Yachtstock RiverJam's schedule of artists for June 15th as Sherry Lynn has just been added! Sherry adds to the country and americana slate of artists, joining emerging country artist Sara Spicer and 15+ bands on two stages for a day of incredible music. Sherry Lynn has just completed a promising new album, "Beautiful Life" which will be available just in time for her appearance June 15th. The title track features a sparkling duet with country superstar Crystal Gayle. Sherry Lynn grew up in the Philly region in Clayton, New Jersey. Inspired as a child by the film "Coal Miners Daughter" Sherry has her own story made for a Hollywood movie. Sherry explains that she got far more than she expected out of an opportunity to open for Crystal Gayle at historic Broadway Theatre in Pittman, New Jersey in 2006. 

"I've opened for a lot of artists, and when you're the opening act, many of them don't even come out of their dressing rooms until you're finished", Sherry says. "Crystal was one of the few who actually sat there in the green room and watched my performance. After the show, she sat with me, my mom and my grandma for over an hour, talking like we were friends for years."

It was one of those freeze-frame moments for Sherry. As a child, she'd set her career compass to singing the same day she watched Loretta Lynn's biopic Coal Miner's Daughter. And now there she was, hanging out with Loretta's sister. In 2010, a chance meeting in Nashville with Crystal and her husband, Bill Gatzimos, took Sherry's relationship with Crystal to another level. When Crystal heard about Sherry's new album she offered to lend her vocals to Beautiful Life, a song co-penned by award-winning tunesmith Danny Wells, best known for George Strait's "Check Yes Or No" and Rascal Flatts' "These Days." Sherry and Crystal joined voices at Crystal's studio, Audio 51, with producer Ted Hewitt, the studio wizard behind Rodney Atkins' string of Number One hits. Crystal's son Chris Gatzimos engineered the session.

Come out to Yachtstock RiverJam in Essington PA June 15th and share Sherry Lynn's "Beautiful Life" and support a great cause!

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Blackthorn to Headline Yachtstock 2013

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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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RiverJam 9-24-22

Join us September 24, 2022 at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA (minutes from I-95/Phila. Airport). 11 AM to 9:00 PM along the scenic Delaware River in Tinicum Township. LEARN MORE!

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Yachtstock RiverJam Sept. 24, 2022 with 18 Bands on 2 stages, West End Boat Club waterfront venue, Family Fun, Great Food & Refreshment, Shriners Clowns and more. Great Music. Great Fun. Greater Cause. LEARN MORE

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