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  • No tickets required. We strongly encourage \$1 per person donation to be paid at the gate. We can take Visa or Mastercard but prefer cash or check.
  • No registration is required
  • In the past we have not had to turn people away. Albany Parks & Recreation reserves the right to limit capacity for the health and safety of our patrons and staff.

River Rhythms will take place at Timber Linn Park for the 2023 concert season due to the renovations being done at Monteith River Park. 

  • The concert stage is located near the shelters in the main part of the park, not the amphitheater used during the Northwest Art and Air Festival.
  • There are several exits and entrances into the park on the north, west, and south sides of the park with paths leading to the concert stage.

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2023 map

  • Chairs and Blankets are allowed to be placed in the park after 7 a.m. on concert days. No tarps allowed. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will be no "blanket run or blanket only seating area" this season.
  • Please do not place items in fire lanes or places that are blocked off. If your items are placed in those areas, Albany Parks and Recreation will move the items to the closet available spot near your placement.
  • Staff will not be on site to regulate chair and blanket placement in the early morning. 
  • Place your belongings at your own risk.
  • Albany Parks and Recreation is not responsible for items that have been moved or lost.
  • Please limit size of coolers you bring into venue.
  • Larger items can be checked in at bike valet. (Example: wagon, strollers, etc.)
  • No BBQ’s are allowed in venue. The park BBQ stands will be closed.

  • This year visit our booth as you enter the venue to receive your fun art and craft activity “to-go” packet for kids! Booth is open 5:30-7:00 p.m. each concert. Activities are geared toward ages 2-10 years old.


    • Alcohol is not permitted before 5:30 p.m. on concert days in Timber Linn Park, alcohol is permitted after 5:30 p.m. until the end of the concert.


    •  Beverages are available for purchase. OLCC guidelines for service are strictly followed - ID is required.


    • Outside beer, wine, or cider is permitted in concert venue. Hard alcohol is not permitted.


  • All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • It is up to each of the artists to provide merchandise to be sold. Most, but not all, artists travel with merchandise.

  • Any opening acts will be announced on social media.

  • Food vendors begin serving at 5 p.m.  Note: Outside food and drinks are permitted in concert venue.
  • Gilgamesh Brewing Beer stands open from 5:30-9 p.m. OLCC guidelines for service are strictly followed - ID is required.  Note: Outside beer, wine, or cider is permitted in concert venue.  Hard alcohol is not permitted.


  • Pets of any kind (except for guide/service dogs) are not allowed in the park on concert days.
  • See Oregon Service Dog Guidelines for more information.

  • Smoking of any kind is not permitted inside the concert venue or at the entrances. You will need to be outside the venue and 10 feet away from the entrances. Smoking marijuana in public is illegal in the State of Oregon.

    • Parking is FREE for River Rhythms Concert Series
    • The Les Schwab Tire Center trolley shuttle is available and will run from the faigrounds parking lot to the front entrance of the park on a regular basis. It will contine running after the concert until no one is left at the park.

    • Bikes, skateboards, and scooters must use valet parking which is available on-site starting at 5 p.m. Donations are accepted and benefits the Albany Gems Dance Team.
    • ADA accessible parking is available. You will be able to use the drop off zone near the main entrance with your ADA permit. 

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2023 map

  • The venue is outdoors; all concerts are rain or shine.
  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the concert venue.
  • If the behavior of the concert attendees adversely affects any other party’s enjoyment of the show, or is determined to be unsafe, the attendee in question will be asked to leave.
  • No pets, audio or video recording equipment, umbrellas, or canopies are allowed in venue.
  • Dates and Artists are subject to change without notice.
  • The views and opinions expressed by Artists do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Albany Parks & Recreation.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, or scooters are allowed in the venue after 5pm. There will be valet parking, available to use.
  • Lost and found is located at the information booth.
  • There will be medical staff on site for minor issues. If you need immediate help, call 911.
  • We will be following all infectious illness guidance from the State of Oregon.


Timber Linn Memorial Park - 900 Price Road SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Temporary Location for the 2023 Concert Season)


Concerts are funded by sponsors, revenue generated from Parks & Recreation programs, and donations by attendees. 

  • The majority of support for our concerts comes from our sponsors. They give cash and in-kind services that allows these concerts happen. They are amazing and we are endlessly grateful for their support. 
  • We also use revenue we create from paid classes and programs to subsidize events and programs, such as these concerts, that are offered for free to the community.  
  • Lastly, the donations that you contribute at the concerts are reinvested in the concerts! We appreciate the community’s generosity. We have seen a steady, ongoing decline in donations. On a great night, donations average \$0.25 per person. On a typical night it is around \$0.15 a person. We understand not everyone can give but appreciate those who do. 

Your property tax dollars do not directly fund these concerts. For every dollar you pay in tax, the City receives \$0.37. Albany Parks & Recreation only receives a small percentage of that amount. The tax revenue we do receive goes towards park maintenance and keeping basic services going. We are considered a “special fund” which means we must create our own revenue to stay a viable department.

We are thankful to our sponsors, paid program participants, and those who donate in whatever capacity they can afford during this time of recovery.

It all comes down to logistics and difference between a single concert during a large event like the Northwest Art and Air Festival in late August vs. a smaller series of weekly concerts earlier in the summer. 

Locating the stage in the middle of the park near the shelters provides enough flat space and power for all the food vendors you're used to at River Rhythms. The amphitheater does not have enough adequate power or flat ground to support vendors within the bowl.

You'd be surprised how much difference a few weeks makes when it comes to sun and heat. The sun sets much later during the weeks of River Rhythms and the amphitheater provides little to no shade for staff, crew, performers, and attendees in the hours leading up to and during the concerts. 

Unlike during the Northwest Art and Air Festival, we do not have weekly access to the golf carts we use to shuttle folks to and from parking areas. This is due to both cost and time. Locating the stage near the shelters maximizes existing pathways that are more suitable for attendees who require ADA parking. It creates easier access to the seating area, food and beverage vendors, and restrooms for attendees of all abilities.

We know people see the concrete slab surrounded by water and think that is enough of a stage. The level of performers you're use to seeing at River Rhythms all require trussing, rigging, speakers, lights, and sound. Doing this once during the Northwest Art and Air Festival is one thing, but we have to build this infrastructure for every concert. We can't just leave it up for four weeks as our contractors have other events and festivals during the week. Plus, it would be too expensive. This can be done just as easily near the park shelters and we get all the other benefits outlined above.

This is a different event from Northwest Art and Air Festival and we want it to feel that way. We'd be happy if you choose to join us this year!


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