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Rivers and Spires’ Quilts of the Cumberland winners for 2016

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires held their annual Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt show on April 14th-16th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. The show displayed a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts by local artists. The event was free and open to the public.

The quilts showed just how talented artists are in the area. They were simply beautiful. The event had juried exhibitions and non-juried exhibitions as well.

Vicky McCarty won Best of Show at the 2016 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry "Jack’s Chain ".

Vicky McCarty won Best of Show at the 2016 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry “Jack’s Chain “.

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Rivers and Spires Festival Sets New Attendance Record this year

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival shattered previous attendance records, bringing over 49,000 people into downtown Clarksville over the April 14th-16th weekend. This year’s event was the largest Rivers and Spires to date with the 2010 Festival previously holding the record at 42,073 when the Charlie Daniels Band performed.

“The Festival definitely did what it was supposed to do; bring people downtown, promote the community and offer free family entertainment for all ages. We are very pleased with how the event went this year,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of Visit Clarksville.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

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Beauty Abounds with Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama at Rivers and Spires

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – What’s beautiful about Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama? Everything. First, you see the many colors in the gorgeous costumes of the dancers. The beauty of the women and men who are dancing delights your eyes. The music is filled with happiness and joy. Just sit back and watch.

At least, that’s what was on tap at Rivers and Spires 2016 on Saturday. Vicky Schuler, mother of Mildred Verona, the leader of Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama, spent two months in Panama this past year gathering materials and beaded hair adornments for the elaborate costumes of the female dancers.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year's Rivers and Spires Festival.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Fun Times at Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – What’s not to like about a free festival in the streets and venues of downtown Clarksville? Rivers and Spires Festival 2016 was all that and more with something for everyone.

You could eat everything from funnel cakes to corn dogs to fried Snickers at the street vendors’ wagons. You could hear all kinds of music from children’s choirs to rock bands. You could watch dancing from places like Hawaii and Panama or see youngsters just learning to dress up and boogie!

Country music artist Kellie Pickler closed out the 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Country music artist Kellie Pickler closed out the 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Rivers and Spires rocked to the soulful sound of Mark Hood Friday night

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The weather was absolutely perfect Friday, April 15th for the Rivers and Spires Festival. It was warm, but not too warm with a slight wind, clear sky, perfect. Put that with plenty of food, great vendors, activities and some amazing entertainers and you had one heck of a good time going on in Downtown Clarksville.

Rivers and Spires truly has something for everyone, little, small, young and old alike. There were plenty of things to do like the laser tag area, face painting, the sports zone, the family fun zone and more.

Mark Hood kept the party going at Rivers and Spires Friday night.

Mark Hood kept the party going at Rivers and Spires Friday night.

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Corey Farlow gets Rivers and Spires off to a great start

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On Thursday afternoon, April 14th, the 14th annual Rivers and Spires Festival started up in downtown Clarksville. There was a slight rain in the afternoon, but it tapered off, clouds parted, giving great weather to kick off the event.

The Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit at Madison Street United Methodist Church opened to the public at 5:00pm. The quilts had been judged earlier in the day so those attending rushed in to see the award winning quilts.

Corey Farlow performing on the Public Square Stage Thursday night at the Rivers and Spires Festival.

Corey Farlow performing on the Public Square Stage Thursday night at the Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council invites Organizations to Apply for ABC Grants to Fund Arts Activities

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Organizations seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community are invited by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council to apply for an Arts Build Communities grant.

Arts Build Communities is a program funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and administered by the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville Tennessee on April 20th, 2016.

Free workshop to be held at Customs House Museum in Clarksville Tennessee on April 20th, 2016.

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Hilltop Super Market’s Easter Egg Hunt a delight for young and old alike

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 26th, Hilltop Super Market held their 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt. The skies were clear, weather warm, and there was a slight breeze. It was a great day for the event.

Festivities began at 11:00am and the egg hunt started at 2:00pm. Some of the activities were inflatable bounce houses provided by U Jumpin’ Foulks, face painting done by Montgomery Central High School Cheerleaders, a duck pond, cupcake decorating and plenty more.

Hilltop Super Market's 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hilltop Super Market’s 21st Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Yellow Creek Baptist Church’s Community Easter Egg Hunt simply a delight

 

Yellow Creek Baptist ChurchCumberland City, TN – Yellow Creek Baptist Church held their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Registration started at 9:00am and the Easter Egg hunt began just after 10:00am.

The Easter Egg hunt was divided into three divisions: Pre-K, K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. 10,000 eggs filled with candy were scattered between the three fields. Each division also had 200 eggs with tickets. Each child that registered got a ticket. Those tickets make them eligible for the door prizes.

Yellow Creek Baptist Church Community Easter Egg Hunt

Yellow Creek Baptist Church Community Easter Egg Hunt

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Clarksville author Michael Shoulders debuted his new novel “Crossing the Dead Line” at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 19th, 2016, Clarksville author Michael Shoulders launched his new book “Crossing the Dead Line” at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

He was there from 1:00pm until 3:00pm reading from his book, signing copies and answering questions from those in attendance. One couple came all the way from Knoxville Tennessee to attend the event.

Author Michael Shoulders signing books at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

Author Michael Shoulders signing books at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

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