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Yesterday at Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival was Outstanding!

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The second day of the Rivers and Spires Festival was without a doubt better than the first! Things officially kicked off around 5:00pm though many people started arriving much earlier. I got there around 4:00pn and the streets were already crowded. As the evening wore on, the streets got fuller and fuller, showing that Clarksvillians were turning out in droves for second day of three-day festival.

“I think things are going great!,” said Cal Wray, the Executive Director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County economic development Council. This marks his first Rivers and Spires Festival since taking the position in February. “It’s a great crowd, and all of the logistics seem to be going very well from the Convention and Visitors Bureau side as well,” he said. “The Festival is a lot of fun. We have some great vendors, some great acts, and so hopefully everyone will have a good time at the Festival tonight and tomorrow!”

The Swon Brothers performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival Friday Night

The Swon Brothers performing at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival Friday Night

The weather remained absolutely perfect, not too hot, not too cold! Meteorologically things look promising for tomorrow as well, with the forecast calling for things to be clear and sunny with the high a balmy 82°F.

Some of the highlights of Day 2 included the kickoff of the Aspire to Stardom Talent Competition, and I showed up to give the contestants a taste of the red carpet, taking pictures of each in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Appleton Harley-Davidson’s Last Band Standing continued on the Strawberry Alley Stage.

The Aspire to Stardom contestants at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

The Aspire to Stardom contestants at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

I was invited to the kickoff event for the CDE Lightband sponsored Gig City Gaming area. The highlight of which was a dance dance Revolution dance off featuring Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers! They both did an amazing job!

Afterwards Christie Batts introduced both mayors for their remarks. The gaming area utilized CDE’s new gigabit Internet service offering. You can find out more about this in a follow-up story that will be posted later on.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan trying out Dance Dance Revolution at the CDE Lightband Gig City Gaming Area.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan trying out Dance Dance Revolution at the CDE Lightband Gig City Gaming Area.

Rodney Watts performing on the Public Square Stage at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

Rodney Watts performing on the Public Square Stage at the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival

Musical events included the Exit One Show Choir and the JV Show Choirs from Northeast High School, chasing lovely, emerald blue, Earnest Ernest, Rodney Watts, Jackson Alley, Nathan Diller, the 7 Bridges Eagle Tribute Band, Awaken, Revolfusion, and the night closed out with the Friday night headliners the Swon brothers.

Tomorrow the Festival kicks off starting at 10:00am and runs through 10:00pm. You can find out all about the events for Saturday in a follow-up story that will be posted in the morning.

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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 .


About Bill Larson

    Bill Larson

    Bill Larson is the Creator and Publisher of Clarksville Online, and works as a network administrator for Compu-Net Enterprises. He is politically and socially active in the community. Bill serves on the board of the Clarksville Community Concert Association, and is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

    Email: clarksville@clarksvilleonline.com

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