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Evenings Upstairs: The Wheelhouse Rousters Live

Bring a chair or blanket, and join us in celebration of Paducah’s river heritage

The Wheelhouse Rousters draws not only their moniker and musical style from the river and its industry, but their ebb and flow of energy. Focusing on roustabout music of Ohio River Valley collected by Mary Wheeler, the Rousters share the sounds of the American inland waterways. Having performed with various artist upon notable boats such as the Delta Queen, Queen of the Mississippi, America River Barge Explorer, Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Peoria the members of the Wheelhouse Rousters have also opened for such acts as Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Shooter Jennings, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Billy Strings, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.

In 2014 the band released their first studio album, Steamboatin’ and were featured artist at the The Belle of Louisville’s Centennial Festival of Riverboats.

The bands second studio album, Times of Uncertainty, recorded live at the Historic Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, was released in the summer of 2016.

They have performed at numerous festivals including, Bourbon and Beyond, Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Lowertown Arts and Music Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bourbon and Beyond, Homplace Pickin’ Party and many more.

All programs are free & open to the public 

 (If inclement weather event will be moved to the 2nd floor meeting room)

McCracken County Public Library  

555 Washington Street

Paducah, Kentucky


Bobbie Wrinkle, Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected]


September 8
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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