Join the City of Clarksville, Miller Lite and Agero along the banks of the Cumberland River as they celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage at the 26th annual Riverfest Celebration, September 6 & 7. This FREE, two day music and arts festival features three stages with a variety of local, regional and nationally-known entertainers, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.
The music kicks off Friday night at 5 p.m. with a great lineup of Christian performers on the First Baptist Church Stage to include Sidewalk Prophets who will be the headlining performers at 9:30 p.m. Also on Friday night, Tina Brown and Backroad Brigade will open on the Miller Light Stage, and are followed by the ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, Skynyrd Lynyrd.
The entertainment continues when gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Miller Lite stage will feature LoveSkrub, Chris Monhollen, Harrison Anvil, and Nicole Johnson. On the Gateway Realty stage, watch as local dance academies strut their stuff followed by a step demonstration and performances by artists Clint Fisher, Mira, Steven Hawkins, and Skylar Cain.
Saturday evening, the Miller Lite stage will light up the Riverwalk with the Beaver Country Star Competition, Lyndsey Highlander, and country music artist, Phil Vassar.
While this year’s entertainment lineup is filled with great performers, Riverfest has tons of other exciting activities too. The Adventure Zone and Toddler Town will once again take place in the North Extension of the Riverwalk allowing for a larger area. The Adventure Zone will feature inflatables, a rock climbing wall, train and pony rides and much more.
While some of the features are free, armbands are required for most and others require tickets. Armbands cost $10 and are good for both days. Please keep armbands when returning for second day. Tickets can be purchased for $1 per ticket. Toddler Town is a free covered area for children ages five and under. This area features smaller inflatables, pre-school activities, private diaper changing station, stroller parking and plenty of seating for parents.
While enjoying Riverfest, be sure to stop at the River of Culture Stage for a captivating showcase of dances and traditions from various cultures from all around the world. Hula dancing, ballet and martial arts are just some of the things you will find on the River of Culture stage.
The curators and gallery directors for the Riverfest Fine Arts Exhibits invite you to a free “neighborhood” gallery tour to include exhibition receptions and refreshments. Art enthusiasts can find exciting treasures made by local artists exhibiting in three art shows in Downtown Clarksville:
Thursday, September 5: Senior Citizen Exhibit at the Downtown Artists Co-Op from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, September 6: High School Exhibit at the Customs House Museum from 5 to 6 p.m.
Friday, September 6: Amateur & Professional Exhibits at the Smith Trahern Mansion from 6 to 8 p.m.
Join us as we kick off Riverfest Regatta’s, 7th year, sponsored by US Bank, Saturday morning at 10 a.m.at the courtesy boat dock. Watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard or plastic bottle boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River. Awards are given out in several different categories.
You will not want to miss this year’s Riverfest Celebration! Admission to the two day festival is free- thanks to our partners Miller Lite, Agero, US Bank, The Leaf-Chronicle, Gateway Realty, Mary’s the Music Store, First Baptist Church, Clarksville Family Magazine, Daymar Institute, Cumberland Bank & Trust, CDE Lightband, Lamar Advertising, 88.3 WAY-FM, Legends Bank, Sunkist, 7-up, Clarksvilleonline.com, Q108, Eagle 94.3, The Beaver 100.3, Z97.5, and ClarksvilleNOW.com, ESPN Clarksville, Discover Clarksville.com, Tennessee Arts Commission, Bi-County Waste Management, Custom’s House Museum, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, Montgomery County Conservation Club, Downtown Artist Co-Op, Centerstone, The Mayor’s Fitness Council, and the Clarksville YMCA.
For a complete list of Riverfest activities and other information please visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com.