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10:28 am
Tue September 2, 2014

WNKU To Broadcast Live from the Ohio River Throwdown

WNKU welcomes the 2nd annual Ohio River Throwdown to Riverbend Music Center this Saturday, September 6th. Tickets are still available.  The event will feature 13 bands on 3 stages, with music getting started at 12:30 and lasting well into the night.  Stop by and see us at the WNKU broadcast tent as we go live from the Throwdown from 2pm to 6pm.  John Patrick will be on-site interviewing the likes of Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle, Johnnyswim, and hopefully (fingers crossed), Grace Potter.

The Ohio River Throwdown was created to celebrate the roots of American music on the banks of the Ohio River where some of the most legendary Blues, Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Rock N Roll records had their birth!  Nearly every act is one you'll hear on any given day on WNKU.

Here's the complete lineup:

Gold Stage
12:30pm The No BS! Brass Band
1:45pm American Aquarium
3:00pm Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
4:30pm Hurray For The Riff Raff
6:00pm Justin Townes Earle
8:00pm The Secret Sisters

PNC Pavilion Stage
2:30pm Johnnyswim
4:30pm Lucero
6:30pm Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
8:30pm Grace Potter & The Nocturals

Riverbend Stage
5:30pm Trampled By Turtles
7:30pm Jason Isbell
9:30pm Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

In addition to the music, every ticket purchased for the 2014 Ohio River Throwdown will include Craft Beer and Bourbon Tastings provided by Ohio Valley Beer and Wine, Moonshine tastings provided by Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, a FREE Cookout presented by Blue Grass Quality Meats and Kroger as well as FREE BBQ sampling from SMOKER EZ BBQ and HOGWILD SMOKERS. 

See you at the Ohio River Throwdown.  And, if you can't make it, don't forget to tune in Saturday from 2p - 6p as John Patrick broadcasts live.