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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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Interview to Air on Comcast - Philadelphia Soul

Comcast SportsnetYachstock founder and president George Spicer was joined by Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia representative Stephanie Byrwa on Philadelphia Soul's sports update with Lou Tilley.

The progam will air Wednesday, May 15th on Comcast at 7 PM and Comcast SportsNet at 11 PM.

The interview focused on Yachstock's partnership with Philadelphia Soul and Shriners and the Yachtstock River Jam event June 15th at the West End Boat Club in Essington, Pennyslvania.

In addition Lou Tilley indicated to Yachtstock President George Spicer that he would also like to invite George into the booth during upcoming Philadelphia Soul games to talk more about Yachstock and the efforts to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia. So stay tuned for further updates!

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Sponsors - 2013

Yachtstock wishes to thank all of our 2013 sponsors for their support of our efforts.

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Yachtstock RiverJam 2013 Proud Sponsors

Yachtstock RiverJam is a community event that depends on sponsorship to maximize donations to the worthy causes we wish to support. On behalf of the Yachtstock board and Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit we wish to give our most sincere thanks to our 2013 sponsors!

Philadelphia SoulWe are also pleased to have Philadelphia Soul as a proud partner.



Shiners HospitalsProceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit.


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Philly Pretzel Factory   


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 Harrahs Philadelphia  



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Specialty Freight

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Johnny's original pizza

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Studio One Tatoo

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