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Clarksville’s 2017 Rivers and Spires Festival starts tonight


Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 15th annual Rivers and Spires Festival kicks off tonight, Thursday, April 20th, in Downtown Clarksville Tennessee from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. Chase & Ovation will headline the Public Square Stage tonight performing the music of Prince.

Rivers and Spires is an event for the whole family featuring children’s activities, arts vendors, a car show, military exhibits, shopping and so much more. Those that attend will have five stages of live entertainment with over 100 performers to enjoy during the three day event.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight's events.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight’s events.

For a full schedule of Rivers and Spires activities, music and entertainment visit

The award winning Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit begins tonight at the Madison Street United Methodist Church at 5:00pm. There will be quilts of different shapes and sizes on display to the public. The quilts will be judged this afternoon and the winning quilts will be known at the event opening.

Quilts of the Cumberland is open Thursday and Friday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

The Madison Street United Methodist Church is located at 319 Madison Street (use the Commerce Street Entrance).

Northeast High School’s Exit One and JV Show Choirs will kick off Rivers and Spires at 5:30pm on the Public Square Stage. Stop by and hear wonderful show tunes and dance routines from Motown and Broadway.

At 7:00pm, Who’s Bad takes the stage performing songs by Michael Jackson. Who’s Bad live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.

Closing out Rivers and Spires Thursday night entertainment will be Chase & Ovation at 8:30pm on the Public Square Stage. Chase & Ovation will be performing music by the late, great artist, Prince.

“In the decade before his passing, Prince allowed me to travel the world and perform in Tribute and in Reverence to his music, said Tommy Chase. “I wake up filled with gratitude every day and give thanks in prayer for the gift of music that Prince has given to me, but more importantly the gift that he has given to the world! Let us always remember to Celebrate Love Life and the music of Prince!”

About the Rivers and Spires Festival

The 15th annual Rivers and Spires Festival will be held April 20th-22nd, 2017 in Downtown Clarksville. This event has five stages of entertainment with over 100 entertainers performing all three days. From children’s activities, arts & crafts, car shows, military exhibits, shopping and so much more this is truly an event for the whole family. Admission to the Festival is free including all games, activities and concerts.

For more information about Rivers and Spires, contact Lori Barnes at, Karyl Kirkland at or visit us at




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