‘ACOUSTIC FRIDAYS ON THE RIVERFRONT’ Continues June 28 with Local Country Musician Ted Stockton


Ottumwa, IA (June 24, 2024) – Bridge View Center’s Acoustic Fridays on the Riverfront series returns Friday, June 28 with a live performance from Ted Stockton 5pm-7:30pm. The FREE event will be held on the outdoor plaza behind Bridge View Center, with weather permitting. If inclement weather is expected, the event will be held just inside the main lobby. This FREE event is sponsored by Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

At age 14, Ted Stockton picked up his first guitar, strapped it on his back and rode his bicycle to a local hangout in his hometown. They had a room set up with a drum set, bass amp, and guitar amp, along with acoustic guitars in the main room of the building, and there were volunteers who would help teach, along with the other musicians who would come hang out and share their knowledge of music. During the summers, he did this every day, and learned a lot about what he loves doing, which is playing music. Artists such as Slash from Guns n’ Roses, and Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Abbott were early inspirations. Most recently, Stockton’s music has been impacted by the Outlaw Country movement with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers and Cody Jinks. Stockton’s hope as an artist is that fans are able to lose themselves in the music they hear from him, to be able to let go of stress and any negativity, and just enjoy life.

Acoustic Fridays on the Riverfront is an outdoor concert series showcasing Southeast Iowa’s finest musicians, held in the summer months on the outdoor riverfront plaza behind Bridge View Center overlooking downtown Ottumwa and the Des Moines River. Tables and chairs are provided, but guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs if they prefer.

Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not permitted.

WHAT: Acoustic Fridays on the Riverfront featuring Ted Stockton
WHEN: Friday, June 28 5pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Bridge View Center Riverfront Plaza (behind Bridge View Center)
COST: Free for all ages

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