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First Time Fest Band Exclusive: Riverby

It’s almost that time of year again, where thousands upon thousands of black t-shirt and jorts wearing music fans will descend upon Gainesville, FL in hopes of seeing their favorite bands and drinking just enough to not remember seeing anything all. While there are hundreds of well-known names on the Fest schedule this year, we wanted to showcase a handful of the bands who are heading down to Florida and playing for the very first time. So keep reading, check out all the bands in this series, and get to know some really great under the radar talent!

Next on the roster is Philadelphia’s Riverby. The band released a new album, entitled Absolution, earlier this year and it’s an absolute banger! Make sure to check them out on Saturday, October 29th at Loosey’s at 11:00PM.

Stream the new album below and grab your copy today via Take This To Heart Records!

Kendra Sheetz

How long has Riverby been a band?

Riverby has been doing shows since April of 2018!

Kendra Sheetz

Have you attended Fest before?

Nope, this is going to be our first time!

Kendra Sheetz

What are you stoked for during Fest weekend?

SO excited to meet other artists we’ve been friends with virtually, VERY excited to see The Menzingers, also excited about using a hotel pool and going to universal studios!!

Kendra Sheetz

What’s your best tour or epic show story?

I think one of the best stories I would have would be performing at Chris Gethard’s comedy show. It was amazing and out of this world to have the opportunity to play a Bruce Springsteen cover in front of such an awesome audience and also it opened the door for SO many opportunities for us! It was just an incredible day and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it.

Kendra Sheetz

Let’s say you’re booking the lineup of a festival that represents you as a band. What would the top 5 headliners be?

Definitely Paramore

My Chemical Romance

Third Eye Blind

The 1975

and Fall Out Boy!!

Kendra Sheetz

What does the band have coming up? What can we all look forward to from you?

After Fest, we have an awesome show in Brooklyn with Catbite and Bacchae and then December 27th, we are gonna be rocking at the Champagne Jam at the Fillmore alongside bands like Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Soul Glo, Titus Andronicus, and The Front Bottoms!!! After that, who knows!!

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