FREE EVENT INFORMATION
ABOUT RIVER PARK
The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots, free outdoor music event. RPC is made possible through the cooperation, coordination and support of many local civic, corporate and private entities and is brought to you by The Triangle Music Alliance.
Each year we partner with a local nonprofit organization to support them through River Park Concert's Sustainer Event. A portion of all sustainer tickets and sponsorships are donated.
Click below to learn about this year's sustainer event on April 28th and consider joining us for a fun, all-inclusive party in support of WHUP and keeping RPC free for the everyone!
VOLUNTEER FOR RPC 2023!
Did you know it takes over 100 volunteers to ensure RPC can be free for everyone? Join your neighbors this year in helping out this year by signing up for a 2hr shift. It's fun, you get to be a part of making the event special, and you will received a commemorative RPC 2023 shirt and stainless steel event cup!
DATE APRIL 29, 2023
TIME 12:00PM - 8:00PM
LOCATION RIVER PARK, HILLSBOROUGH, NC 27278
ALL MUSIC LOVERS WELCOME!
RPC 2023 SCHEDULE
RPC 2023 SPONSORS
THE STORY OF RPC
The River Park Concert we all know and love began in 2015 with the vision from Eric Steidinger to bring a local, free concert to downtown Hillsborough’s River Park, in celebration of our community and love for great music. Eric and his nonprofit, Pleasant Meadow Philanthropy, launched RPC and brought local artists together in 2015, despite a rainstorm that required moving events inside.
In 2016, Eric and Pleasant Meadow produced the 2nd annual River Park Concert, again bringing together local musicians and community for a fun, free, sunny day with clear skies in River Park.
In 2017, the work of producing and organizing the concert moved primarily to local nonprofit, the Hillsborough Arts Council. Under HAC, the concert saw an evolution combining local, regional, and national musicians.
With the collaboration of Hillsborough’s local citizens volunteering their time, local and regional business supporting a free nonprofit event, and local organizations such as the Hillsborough Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, Hillsborough Town Council, Hillsborough Tourism Board, and Orange County/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau - River Park Concert continues to evolve and bring people and organizations of all types together for a FREE day filled with fun, great music, and celebration.
The last public event took place in 2019, before COVID-19 required a pause, pivot, and a few private, fundraising concerts. In 2021, River Park Concert inspired a group of local organizers to launch the Triangle Music Alliance to continue the tradition. Thanks to TMA, River Park Concert is now back in River Park, FREE, and open to the public, starting Saturday, April 29, 2023!