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Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 12th annual Rivers and Spires Festival begins today at 10:00am. The weather could not be better. The forecast is sunny with a high of 81°F with a slight southern wind from 5 to 10 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low of 55°F. Perfect weather for the last day of the event.

Rivers and Spires kicks off Saturday morning with Distinguished Steppers Unlimited, Elite Dance Team, Korean-American Association, and Press A to Jump.

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

Memory Lane Cruisers will exhibit of 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 Rivers and Spires Children’s Parade will start at 1:00pm at the Kids Zone in front of First Baptist Church. This event has been entertaining children 12-years-old and under and their families for 10 years now. Characters in costume, small floats and walkers are all part of the annual Children’s Parade.

One of the founding goals of the Rivers and Spires Festival is to honor our Soldiers. With this mission in mind, they have started the Military Appreciation Area located on 2nd and Commerce Street. While we have always had military exhibits, displays and demonstrations throughout the Festival, this year they will all come together in one central location.

Second Street and the Courthouse parking lot will be host to the “USAA Military Appreciation Area: Honoring Our Heroes Past, Present and Future”. Experience this area like never before. Children of all ages will delight in the interactive displays and activities. Everyone can feel a sense of pride when they see the dedication and commitment these Soldiers have to their country.

The Rivers and Spires Marketplace has everything from eclectic novelty items to clothing and jewelry. The Marketplace runs Saturday from Saturday 10:00am to 8:00pm.

If you have not been by, then you will definitely want to check out the Gig City Gaming Area sponsored by CDE Lightband. It is an area for adults and children of all ages to play interactive multi-player games. It features over 50+ titles to play so there will be plenty of gaming for everyone.  The gaming center is located in the underground parking garage on Franklin Street between Second and Third Streets.

Closing out the festival this year is CMA award-nominated country musician, Randy Houser. He hits the Public Square Stage at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

He will perform some of his biggest hits that have made him one of Country music’s most popular new comers. Songs such as “Goodnight Kiss”, “How Country Feels”, “Boots On” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight ” will make up a concert you don’t want to miss.

So why are you still sitting there at your computer. Get up, get dressed and come on down to the final day of Rivers and Spires.

Rivers and Spires Schedule – Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Distinguished Steppers Unlimited
Distinguished Steppers bring great energy to the stage.10:00 am | Courthouse Stage| More »
The Main Stage Elite Dance TeamJr and Sr competition dance teams from The Main10:00 am | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
Korean-American Association10:00 am | Main & third Stage| More »
Press A to Jump
Press A to Jump is a local chiptune rock10:15 am | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
Natalies Dance NetworkLocal dance group will perform a variety of choreographed10:30 am | Courthouse Stage| More »
Xample
Xample is a highly talented and engaging contemporary gospel10:30 am | Main & third Stage| More »
The WhippoorwillsHailing from the dense music scene11:00 am | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
The Tangled ThreadsThe Lost Toys: Set adrift when their train car11:00 am | Kids Stage| More »
Stomping in the Streets
Daymar Institute and Rivers & Spires are excited to11:00 am | Courthouse Stage| More »
FILIPINO-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
ENHANCE CULTURAL AWARENESS BY SHOWCASING ARTIFACTS AND LOCAL GARB. INTERACTING11:00 am | Main & Third Stage| More »
Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club
We will be doing a hula performance with children11:30 am | Main & Third Stage| More »
Cumberland Heights Glee Club
Cumberland Heights Glee Club to perform.12:00 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
KhamsinManipulation. Each and every interaction we have is with12:00 pm | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Children Entertainer, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales,12:00 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Harris Holt Martial ArtsMartial Arts Performance12:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Barksdale Elementary Bengal PAC
Fourth and Fifth grade choir from Barksdale Elementary12:15 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama
Panamanian Cultural Dance group12:30 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Sango Honor ChoirAuditioned group of 65 elementary 4th & 5th graders12:45 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Montgomery Central Honor Choir
Honor Choir consisting of 3rd thru 5th grades -1:00 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Dance Force3 Dance Group Performances1:00 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
Bryan Hayes & The Retrievers
Bryan Hayes & The Retrievers are a touring Country/Americana1:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
Harrison AnvilNashville-based group Harrison Anvil is comprised from long-time companions1:00 pm | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
The Ambient AngelsAmbient Movements Bellydance offers instruction is multiple areas of1:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Kayla Mihalinec
1:30 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Backroad Brigade
We are an american rock band leaning towards the1:30 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
Kriegisch Martial Artsmartial arts demo team1:30 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Friends of LolaHoly cow everytime I hear Friends of Lola they2:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Children Entertainer, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales,2:00 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Woodlawn Elementary School Chorus
The chorus is a group of about 30 10-
2:00 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Cover Down
Fort Campbell’s rock band.2:00 pm | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
Fields of EmpireWith a mix of pop/rock favorites, a selection of2:00 pm | Main & third Stage| More »
DirtybirdsFort Campbell New Orleans style band.2:15 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
SoJoHusband and Wife duet that sings Christian Contemporary music,2:30 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Flyte Three
Two sisters from Texas, Meredith and Claire McNair.3:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
The Tangled Threads
The Lost Toys: Set adrift when their train car3:00 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Student Praise BandStudent Praise Band from First Baptist Church.3:00 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Darling Parade
Female fronted Pop/Rock band from Nashville. MTVs Artist To3:00 pm | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »
Tiffany Fashion Show
Glammed up fashion model runway show. Models will be3:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Kazual
2012 GA Music Awards Winner Featured on America’s Got Talent,3:15 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
Emma Feldman
Emma Feldman from First Baptist Church3:30 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
The Phalcons
Featuring a melding of hot blues mixed with the4:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Island WrenIsland Wren is a group of friends that derive4:00 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Children’s Entertainer, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales,4:00 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Modern Worship Praise Band
First Baptist Church Modern Worship Praise Band.4:00 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Saints of Havana
Top drawing unsigned Country/Rock act in Nashville managed by4:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
Tina Brown Band
We are a R&B/Blues Party Band,we perform all over5:00 pm | Main & third Stage| More »
The Tangled Threads
The Lost Toys: Set adrift when their train car5:00 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Hot Lanta
Allman Brothers Tribute Band.5:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
SAM and LUKE
ACOUSTIC DUO — Like the Everly Brothers, acoustic duo5:00 pm | Courthouse Stage| More »
The Morning Rises Tour
About Aaron Shust – As an artist whose globe-trotting5:30 pm | Family Fun Stage| More »
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Children’s Entertainer, “Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales,5:45 pm | Kids Stage| More »
Mike Claiborne Band
A fun mix of Soul, R&B and Funk vocals6:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Kasual2012 GA Music Awards Winner Featured on America’s Got Talent,6:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
Randy Houser
Houser cut “How Country Feels” with producer Derek George,7:00 pm | Public Square Stage| More »
ReggaeInfinityReggaeInfinity plays authentic Roots Reggae! Though based in Columbia,7:00 pm | Main & Third Stage| More »
Sideshow Romance2013 Last Band Standing winner Sideshow Romance7:00 pm | Strawberry Alley Stage| More »

About the Rivers and Spires Festival

Downtown Clarksville during the Annual Rivers and Spires FestivalThe 12th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival, April 24th-26th in downtown Clarksville, is free and open to the public.

The Festival features five stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, marketplace, food vendors and activities for all ages.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.riversandspires.com .


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