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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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CDE Lightband brings Fiber Fast Gaming to Rivers and Spires

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband continues to offer the ultimate gaming experience at Rivers and Spires! Adults and children of all ages have the opportunity to play interactive multi-player games for free!

Enjoy over 50 games for all levels of gamer at CDE Lightband’s exclusive gigabit speed. Fiber Fast Gaming is located in the underground parking garage on Franklin Street between Second and Third Streets.

CDE Lightband's Fiber Fast Gaming at Clarksville's Rivers and Spires.

CDE Lightband’s Fiber Fast Gaming at Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires.

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Corey Farlow kicks off Rivers and Spires tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires Festival kicks off tonight,  Thursday, April 16th with musical entertainment for everyone. This free festival will have musicians of all genres. Tonight’s hours are from 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Hadley Park will get things started on the Public Square Stage at 5:00pm. Taylor X will will hit the Strawberry Alley Stage with her heavily choreographed, dance-driven show at 5:30pm

Country artist Corey Farlow plays the Public Square Stage tonight at 8:30pm.

Country artist Corey Farlow plays the Public Square Stage tonight at 8:30pm.

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Chance of Rain tonight at Rivers and Spires

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) is now reporting a chance of rain showers tonight for Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival. The earlier forecast of partly cloudy has turned to a 50% chance of rain tonight.

High today will be in the upper 60s. Tonight, the low will be around 50 with southeast winds up to 5 mph.

The forecast for Friday at Rivers and Spires is partly cloudy with a low around 40. The high for Saturday will be in the mid 70s with clear skies. The low Saturday night will be around 50.

Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Festival.

Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit opens tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 14th, the Rivers and Spires Festival’s award winning Quilts of the Cumberland event will kick off at Madison Street United Methodist Church at 5:00pm. Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display.

The exhibit will take place all three days of the festival, April 14th-16th. The show will display local artisans with a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts.

Quilts of Valor on display at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Exhibit.

Quilts of Valor on display at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Exhibit.

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