River Jam

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk take center stage Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as well as during each of the USNWC’s festivals. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam. For additional event information and venue guidelines, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.  

Event Details:

  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, May - September; select Festivals.
  • Price: Free ($6 per vehicle parking fee).
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
  • Join us at 6:30pm on Thursdays for River Jam Run and Open Water Swim.
  • Experience Big Water Sessions at 6:30pm on Thursdays and 7:00pm on Fridays.
  • Yoga will be offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 6:30pm.
  • Clinics will be offered every Friday evening at 6:30pm.


River Jam Programming

U.S. National Whitewater Center | 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway | Charlotte, NC 28214 | 704.391.3900 | info@usnwc.org