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April 23, 2014
 

Rivers and Spires to light up downtown with three day festival

The springtime sun will be shining as Rivers and Spires kicks off its three-day festival on April 24. The festival includes three days of music, plenty of food, vendors galore and activities for the children.

The weekend festivities include a Saturday appearance by the Express Employment Professionals and their Express Clydesdales (not the Budweiser Clydesdales). This beautiful six horse team of Clydesdales will be available for photos and a meet and greet on Saturday April 26th. The horses will be located at Legion Street in front of the bus depot.

rivers and SpiresQuilts of the Cumberland is an award-winning show making a comeback this year  with quilts of all shapes and sizes on display. Talented quilters put a lot of hard work and creativity into these pieces and it shows. The quilts will be on display at  Madison Street United Methodist Church. Gymnasium entrance off of Commerce Street. Quilt Show is open Thursday and Friday from 5- 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.. Categories include Traditional Bed Quilt (max width 90?), Non Traditional Bed Quilt (max width 90?) and Art/Wall Quilt (max width 90?). Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show ($200), First ($100) and Second ($50) in each category. There will be a ribbon award for Third Place in each category and Viewers Choice.

Corvettes of Clarksville  and TriFives combine for “Chevys on the Cumberland”. The show will be on April 26th of this year and a cruise-in Meet and Greet will be held at our show site on Friday, April 25th. There will be a Best in Show trophy, a Peoples Choice Trophy for Corvettes and a Peoples Choice Trophy for a TriFive Chevy, a plaque for the Largest Club Participation and an individual plaque for the Longest Distance Travelled!

cruiserMemory Lane Cruisers features  classic cars of all types. A variety of makes and models will be on display for the enjoyment of the public. Expect to see classic cars, street rods, muscle cars, classic trucks and other special interest vehicles. The exhibit will be open one day only, Saturday, April 26,  from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cars will be in front of The Leaf Chronicle on Commerce Street. Memory Lane Cruisers, located in Clarksville, Tennessee, was founded in 1994 by a small group of classic car enthusiasts and today have over 100 families involved. This non-profit organization promotes a positive image to the public with classic cars and trucks.

For the first time, CDE Lightband will sponsor Gig City Gaming, a great area for adults and children of all ages to play interactive multi-player games. Featuring over 50+ titles to play and catering to over 30,000 gamers at Rivers & Spires, there will be tons of gaming for everyone to enjoy! The gaming center is located in the underground parking garage on Franklin Street between Second and Third Streets.

The  Children’s Parade is back again for a 10th year, entertaining children 12-years-old and under and their families! Characters in costume, small floats and walkers are all part of the annual Rivers & Spires Festival Children’s Parade.The Parade steps off from First Baptist Church at  1 p.m, on Saturday.

arm wrestlingNew this years is the Arm Wrestling Tournament. The tournament will be held in the USAA Military Appreciation Area. There are CASH prizes and awards up for grabs and anyone can sign up! Registration will be Friday April 25,2014 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday April 26 from 10 a.m. until noon at the USAA Military Appreciation Zone. Registration is as follows: $10 per arm for novice, $20 per arm for amateur, $15 per arm for women and $25 per arm for pro. Not sure what class to register under? This might help… Novice it’s intended to simply welcome the new guy. Only first time pullers, or pullers who have not won any class are able to compete in the novice class. Most of the practicing pullers will fall in the amateur class unless you are an open only puller.

Also new this year, the Clarksville Civitan will sponsor a $10,000 Scavenger Hunt. Its easy and anyone 18 and over can enter for FREE!  The entire festival is a playground for this easy and fun pick to win game. We have placed yard signs through out the festival and each one has a sponsors name and sponsors number written on it in big friendly letters. While you are enjoying the sights and activities just simply pick 3 of those sponsor signs of your choosing and write the sponsors name and the number that appears on the same sign. The contest starts on Friday, April 25th and runs from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Only one entry per person and you have to turn in your entry in person.   After you turn in your 3 lucky sponsor names and numbers in the Civitan “Turn In Station” on Third Street beside the Historic Montgomery County Courthouse you are entered to win $10,00! Wasn’t that easy? The drawing will take place at 5:00 PM on Saturday and if your numbers match, in any order, the 3 random numbers drawn, YOU WIN! 

As always, there will be music and entertainment on the numerous stages at Rivers and Spires. The shows line up as follows:

Thursday, April 24

5 p.m. Danciel live on the Strawberry Alley Satge

6 p.m. Last Band Standing Eight bands compete on the Strawberry Alley Dance Stage

6:30 p.m. Rubiks Groove Live 80s Dance Party on  Public Square

8:30 p.m. Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute on the Public Square Stage

Exit One Show Choir (past performace)

Exit One Show Choir (past performace)

Friday, April 25

5 p.m. Aspire to Stardom on the Courthouse Stage

5 p.m. Exit One & JV Show Choir on Strawberry Alley Stage

5 p.m.Chasing Lovely on the Family Fun Stage

5 p.m. Little Mexico & Latin Folklore Dancers on the Main and Third Stage

5:15 p.m. Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Children’s Stage

5:15 p.m. Emerald Blue (female country duo) on the Public Square Stage

5:45 p.m. Earnest Ernest (acoustic alternative music) on the Family Fun Stage

6 p.m. Viva Mexico on the Main and Third Stage

6 p.m. Last Band Standing on the Strawberry Alley Stage

6:15 p.m. Rodney Watts (US Army vet and Nashville recording artist) on the Public Square Stage

6:15 p.m. The Tangled Threads (the lost toys) on the Kids Stage

6:30 p.m. Jackson Alley on the Family Fun Stage

7 p.m. Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Kids Stage

7 p.m. Salsa Dancing Lessons with the Clarksville Dance Club on the Main and Third Stage

Nathan Diller

Nathan Diller

7:15 p.m. Nathan Diller (Nashville-based singer/songwriter) on the Family Fun Stage

7:30 p.m. Tangled Threads (the lost toys) on the Kids Stage

7:30 p.m. 7 Bridges Eagles Tribute Band on the Public Square Stage

8 p.m. Awaken (hard rock) on the Family Fun Stage

8:30 p.m. Revolfusion Latin Band (latin music) on the Main and Third Stage

9 p.m. The Swon Brothers on the Public Square Stage

Saturday, April 26

10 a.m. Distinguished Steppers Unlimited on the Courthouse Stage

10 a.m. The Main Stage Elite Dance Team on the Strawberry Alley Stage

10 a.m. The Korean American Association on the Main and Third Stage

10:30 a.m. Natalies Dance Network on the Courthouse Stage

10:30 a.m. Xample (contemporary gospel) on the Main and Third Stage

11 a.m. The Whippoorwills on the Strawberry Alley Stage

11 a.m. The Tangled Threads (the lost toys) on the Kids Stage

11 a.m. Stomping in the Streets on the Courthouse Stage

11 a.m. Filipino-American International Association on the Main and Third Stage

11:30 a.m. Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club  on the Main and Third Stage

12 p.m. Cumberland Heights Glee Club on the Family Fun Stage

12 p.m. Khamsin (manipulation) on the Strawberry Alley Stage

12 p.m. Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Kids Stage

12 p.m. Harris Holt Martial Arts on the Main and Third Stage

12:15 p.m  Barksdale Elementary Bengal PAC (4th-5th grade choir) on the Family Fun Stage

12:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama (cultural dance group) on the Main and Third Stage

folklorico

Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama

12:45 p.m. Sango Honor Choir (4th-5th graders) on the Family Fun Stage

1 p.m. Montgomery Central Honor Choir (3rd-5th graders) on the Family Fun Stage

1 p.m. Dance Force on the Courthouse Stage

1 p.m. Bryan Hayes and the Retrievers on the Public Square Stage

1 p.m. Harrison Anvil on the Strawberry Alley Stage

1 p.m. The Ambient Angels (bellydance) on the Main and Third Stage

1:30 p.m  Kayla Mihalinec on the Family Fun Stage

1:30 p.m. Backroad Martial Arts (American rock) on the Courthouse Stage

1:30 p.m. Kriegisch Martial Arts on the Main and Third Stage

2 p.m. Friends of Lola on the Public Square Stage

2 p.m. Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Kids Stage

2 p.m. Woodlawn Elementary School Chorus on the Family Fun Stage

2 p.m. Cover Down (Fort Campbell’s Rock Band) on the Strawberry Alley Stage

2 p.m. Fields of Empire (pock/rock) on the Main and Third Stage

2:15 p.m. Dirtybirds (New Orleans-style band) on the Courthouse Stage

2:30 p.m. SoJo (Christian Contemporary) on the Family Fun Stage

3 p.m. Flyte Three on the Public Square Stage

3 p.m. The Tangled Threads (the lost toys) on the Kids Stage

3 p.m. Student Praise Band (First Baptist Church) on the Family Fun Stage

3 p.m. Darling Parade (pop/rock band) on the Strawberry Alley Satge

3 p.m. Tiffany Fashion Show (fashion model runway show) on the Main and Third Stage

3:15 p.m. Kazual (2012 GA Music Award Winner) on the Courthouse Stage

3:30 p.m. Emma Feldman (from First Baptist Church)  on the Family Fun Stage

4 p.m. The Phalcons (hot blues) on the Main and Third Stage

4 p.m. Island Wren on the Courthouse Stage

4 p.m. Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Kids Stage

4 p.m. Modern Worship Praise Band (First Baptist Modern Worship Praise) on the Family Fun Stage

4 p.m. Last Band Standing Finals on the Strawberry Alley Stage

4 p.m. Saints of Havana (country/rock) on the Public Square Stage

5 p.m. Tina Brown Band (R&B Blues) on the Main and Third Stage

5 p.m. The Tangled Threads (the lost toys) on the Kids Stage

5 p.m. Hot Lanta (Allman Brothers tribute band) on the Public Square Stage

5 p.m. Sam and Luke (like the Everly Brothers) on the Courthouse Stage

5:30 p.m. The Morning Rises  Tour on the Family Fun Stage

5:45 p.m Dragon Scales and Faerie Tales on the Kids Stage

6 p.m  Mike Claiborne Band (Soul, R&B, Funk) on the Main and Third Stage

6 p.m  Kasual (2012 GA Music Awards Winner ) on the Public Square Stage

6 p.m. Clarksville’s Got Talent  on the Courthouse Stage

7 p.m. Randy Houser on the Public Square Stage

7 p.m.Reggae Infinity on the Main and Third Stage

7 p.m. Slideshow Romance (2013 Last Band Standing winner) on the Strawberry Alley Stage

 



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