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A Taste of Riverworks 2024

Join us on June 1st, 2024 for Riverworks' signature event! 

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17617 W Willard Rd. Poolesville, MD 20837

The Taste of Riverworks Festival features plein air painting around the Ag. Reserve, a wet paint auction of their work, live music and dance performances, beer and wine, art activites for adults and children alike, and of from Locals Farm Market!

Starting at 11:00 am, visit plein air painters at their painting locations to learn about them and their work, which will be for sale by silent auction in the afternoon.

Starting at 2:00 pm, music performances will begin outside at Locals Farm Market, before moving to West Willard Road.

Starting at 4:00 pm festivities begin at the site of Riverworks' future performing arts center (17617 W. Willard Rd, Poolesville), with food, drink, wet paint auction, and dance and music performances! 

Performers include:
Afro-Peruvian Dance Instructor Angela Gonzalez, dancers from Poolesville's Essence Studios, and Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theater, Riverworks' very own group of local musicians, the Reserve Wind Ensemble, the Hosanna Praise Teamand our headliner, 
Wammie Award-winning jazz and Go-Go fusion group, 
The JoGo Project.


The JoGo Project is one of the busiest bands in the greater Washington, DC area, coming up on its 10th year since inception. Fusing many styles of music, JoGo is a cranking Go-Go band with Jazz harmonies and melodies at the core. Founded by DC native and in-demand saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed (and one of Chuck Brown's last horn players), The JoGo Project is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Chuck Brown, promoting DC's Go-Go music, and continuing to find their own sound while exploring the fusions of Jazz and Go-Go musics. The band has performed outside the DC area in Durham, NC, Richmond, VA, and New York City, and even outside the country having performed in Russia as a part of a cultural diplomacy tour on behalf of the US State Department.

The band has written a lot of original music and been recognized for it. In 2017, members of JoGo wrote music that was featured on the Ubisoft video game The Division 2. Their 2019 single "Dear Draylen" - a song dedicated to a young musician in Texas who was killed in a package bombing - won the 2019 WAMMIE Award for Best Go-Go Song. In 2020, JoGo collaborated with Go-Go legend Sugar Bear (of Experience Unlimited) to record their first ever holiday song "JoGo Christmas". In 2023, a several year collaboration with JusPaul (lead vocalist of The Blackbyrds) culminated in the release of JoGo's most recent single "Baby Fever", available on all streaming platforms. This June, JoGo Project will release their newest single "JoGo Groove" - an upbeat, funky dance song written by Elijah Balbed and JoGo's newest vocalist Bravo Reds.

For more info go to or follow them on all social platforms @thejogoproject 

Thank you to our Taste of Riverworks 2024 Sponsors and Riverworks Neighbors:

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