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August 31, 2014

Riverfest offers music, arts, a regatta and recycled fashion

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The countdown is on to the 27th annual Riverfest Celebration, a two-day music and arts festival which will be held September 5-6 at McGregor Park on the Cumberland Riverfront.

Tracy Lawrence headlines this years entertainment roster and will appear on the Miller Light stage at 9:15 p.m.Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

Lawrence has set out to embark on the next chapter of his music career with his highly anticipated forthcoming studio album “Headlights, Taillights And Radios” released in August 2013. The first single, “Stop Drop And Roll” written by hit songwriters Casey Beathard who penned Lawrence’s CMA and ACM award winning hit “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” and Brandon Kinney, marks the singers first studio album in five years.

This free event features delicious food, activities for kids of all ages including Toddler Town and the Adventure Zone. Riverfest features multiple stages of live entertainment from some of Clarksville’s most talented musicians as well as Saturday night’s headliner, National recording Artist Tracy Lawrence!

riverfestEveryone’s favorite, the Riverfest Regatta, is back again this year to see who will claim the title of the fastest boat built out of cardboard, duct tape and silicone. The Riverfest Art Exhibit kicks off on Thursday night this year with the Downtown Art Walk and includes two different divisions of art from local talent that you won’t want to miss. New this year is the Riverfest Film Festival, a chance for both novice and expert film makers to showcase their talents on the big screen using predetermined lines and props in their seven minute movies. For more information on all of these great events and more, visit

Riverfest Tour d’Art Receptions & Exhibits

Art enthusiasts are invited to a free reception to explore exciting treasures created by High School, Amateur, Professional, and Senior local artists. Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded at the following receptions:

High School Division: Thursday, September 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Customs House Museum
Amateur/Professional/Senior Division: Friday, September 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Smith-Trahern Mansion

Artwork will also be on display Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10am to 5 p.m. at the Customs House Museum (High School Division), as well the Smith-Trahern Mansion, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. (Am/Pro/Senior Divison).

filmRiverfest 52-Hour Film Festival

Join us for the first-ever Riverfest 52-Hour Film Festival public viewing and award ceremony on Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m. in the Adventure Zone of Riverfest. Nineteen films will be competing for awards in eight categories. Don’t miss the public viewing and for your chance to vote for the Viewer’s Choice award!

Recycled Fashion Show to make its return to Riverfest

Riverfest, the two-day music and arts festival scheduled for September 5 & 6, 2014 at McGregor Park, is excited to announce the return of the popular Recycled Fashion Show, sponsored by Bi-County Waste Management. The show is encouraging youth and adults of all ages to get creative and construct fashions made entirely from recyclable materials for a chance to win cash!

The show is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Adventure Zone, and is intended to educate the general public about recycling in a fun and exciting way.

All fashion show entries may contain only recyclable materials. Interested contestants can visit for a list of acceptable materials and to pre-register online. Registration can also be done by mail or in person at our Main office no later than Thursday, September 4, 2014. There is no fee to enter the contest.

Music at Riverfest


5:00 p.m.–The Lucian Greene Band
6:15 p.m.–Jane Rose & the Deadend Boys
7:30 p.m.–Groove Therapy
8:45 p.m.–Eight O’Five Jive Band
10:00 p.m.–Jon Royce Band

11:15 a.m.–The Unlikely Survivors
12:30 p.m.—101st Airborne Jazz Band
1:45 p.m.–Rhett Sims
3:00 p.m.–Blue Matches
4:15 p.m.–Feedback Revival
5:30 p.m.–Beaver Country Star
6:45 p.m.–Mark Cooke
8:00 p.m.–Alee
9:15 p.m.–Tracy Lawrence


5:00 p.m.–Not Easily Broken
6:30 p.m.–Exit Right
7:45 p.m.–Lydia Walker
9:00 p.m.–JJ Weeks Band


10:00 a.m.–Natalie’s Dance Network
10:30 a.m.–Gateways CAST & Crowns
11:00 a.m.–Distinguished Steppers
11:30 a.m.–Rewind Academy of Dance
12:00 p.m.–Acro Dance Express
12:30 p.m.–The Main Stage of Springfield
1:00 p.m.–Lana’s Dance Centre
1:30 p.m.–Star’s Dance Studio
2:00 p.m.–Chloe Smith
2:30 p.m.–Rick B
3:30 p.m.–Step Team Demo
5:15 p.m.–Tyke T
6:30 p.m.–Headed South
7:45 p.m.–Reuben’s Bell
9:00 p.m.–Dave Matthews Tribute Band


10:00 a.m.–Na Hula ua hilo `ia ike aho a ke Aloha
10:30 a.m.–Art Project presented by The Leaf-Chronicle
11:00 a.m.–Hocus Pocus Magic Show
11:30 a.m.–The Ambient Angels
Noon–Kadiwa Fil-Am International Association
12:30 p.m.–Ballet Foklorico Viva Panama
1:00 p.m.–Hocus Pocus Magic Show
2:00 p.m.–Kriegisch Martial Arts
2:30 p.m.–Wildlife on Wheels presented by The Nashville Zoo
3:00 p.m.–Lana’s Dance Centre
3:30 p.m.–Tiger Tae Kwon Do
4:00 p.m.–Recycled Fashion Show
5:00 p.m.–Art Project presented by The Leaf-Chronicle
6:00 p.m.–Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club
6:30 p.m.–Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy


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