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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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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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Rivers and Spires offers area for sports enthusiasts, the Sports Zone

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Rivers and Spires Festival brings to you an area for the novice or professional sports person. Hosted by Fortera Credit Union, the Sports Zone has something for everyone.

The Sports Zone opens Friday, April 15th from 5:00pm-9:00pm. On Saturday, April 16th it opens at 10:00am and continues until 8:00pm. Come by and try your hand at challenges spanning from games of agility to games of sports knowledge.

Rivers and Spires Sports Zone

Rivers and Spires Sports Zone

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Rivers and Spires Festival begins this week

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 14th annual Rivers and Spires Festival begins this week, April 14th-16th in Downtown Clarksville. Country music artist Kellie Pickler will headline the Public Square stage at 7:30pm and Dove awarding artist Plumb will headline the Christian stage at 7:00pm on Saturday night.

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

Rivers and Spires Children's Parade

Rivers and Spires Children’s Parade

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Great Weather expected for Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival this weekend

 

Rivers and Spires Festival has chance of rain - National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville reports partly cloudy skies with highs in the 70s for the Rivers and Spires Festival being held this weekend, April 14th-16th in Downtown Clarksville.

It will be beautiful weather for this three day festival with over 100 entertainers performing.

On Thursday, it will be partly sunny with a high of 70°F and the low expected to reach 48°F.

Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Festival.

Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires announces Road Closures for this weekend

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Road closures for this week have been announced for the 14th Annual Rivers & Spires Festival in downtown Clarksville.

The Rivers & Spires Festival takes place April 14th-16th in downtown Clarksville. It 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.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires announces Tristan McIntosh to share stage with Kellie Pickler

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – In the final hours before the Rivers and Spires Festival takes over Downtown Clarksville, a breaking announcement adds even more bang for your non-existent buck (since the festival is entirely free) as we excitedly announce that Tristan McIntosh will take the stage with headliner Kellie Pickler on Saturday night.

“Here’s a success story that is unfolding before our eyes, and it began here in Clarksville,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of Visit Clarksville. “We have this incredible Festival that brings together amazing talent from near and far. It only made sense to invite Tristan, and what it’s turned into – performing with Kellie Pickler – is just incredible.”

Clarksville’s Got Talent Winner Tristan McIntosh

Clarksville’s Got Talent Winner Tristan McIntosh

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center adds New Addition to Collection Part of ‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing items from its collection with the exhibit A Time of Mourning, now on display.

The exhibit highlights how rigorous mourning etiquette affected women’s attire; the grieving process is explored through clothing, photographs, and a variety of other objects.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

‘A Time of Mourning’ Exhibit on display at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

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