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22nd Annual Riverfest Celebration starts at 5p.m.

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Make plans to be at the 22nd Annual Riverfest Celebration this coming weekend! It is going to be a weekend of great fun for the entire family. Festivities begin Friday night at 5p.m. with a tribute to our military and victims of the September 11 tragedy. The 101st Airborne Division Band will play and a moment of silence will be acknowledged.

The 101st Airborne Division Band
The 101st Airborne Division Band

Live entertainment will be on three stages all weekend during Riverfest. The music kicks off with a great lineup of Christian performers on the Gateway Stage including the multiple Dove Award nominated group Rush of Fools. Several talented performers including three tribute bands will take the Budweiser Stage on Friday night.

wbvrThe entertainment continues when gates open at 10a.m. on Saturday with local dance academies, a magic show, the Nashville Zoo, the Gateway to Stardom talent showcase and Beaver Country Idol just to name a few. Saturday night, the Trailer Choir and award winning country performer Jack Ingram will take the Budweiser Stage.

While this year’s entertainment lineup is filled with great performers, Riverfest has tons of other exciting activities too. The Kids’ Zone will be back this year and packed with fun for the kids to enjoy. Take a stroll through Toddler Town, the area just for those pint size visitors of Riverfest. The “big kids” can enjoy themselves too with inflatables for adults.

Be sure to stop at the River of Culture Stage for a captivating showcase of dances and traditions from various cultures from all around the world. Hula dancing, ballet and martial arts are just some of the things you will find on the River of Culture stage.

RegattaThe 3rd Annual Riverfest Regatta is set to take place Saturday morning at 10a.m. and is sure to provide a great deal of entertainment for participants and spectators, alike. Watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River. Awards are given out in several different categories. If you and your group would like to be a part of the Riverfest Regatta, fill out the entry form online at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com and return it to the Parks and Recreation office no later than Tuesday.

The Lighted Boat Parade is another event you can catch this year at Riverfest. Boats decorated with hundreds of lights and other decorations begin their parade route at the Montgomery County Conservation Club. Jurors at the McGregor Park courtesy boat dock judge the boats in several categories while spectators watch the boats pass by the RiverWalk.

New this year is the Wait Staff War competition. Local restaurants’ servers will compete to prove they have what it takes to be the best wait staff in Clarksville. Watch servers compete in categories such as Best Balance, Best Memory, Speediest Bussing, Quickest Drink Server, Bartender With the most Flair, Best Customer Service. The contest will be entertaining and just may help you decide where you and your family will dine next time you eat out! It takes place Saturday at 1p.m. in the Food Court.

For a complete list of Riverfest activities and other information visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com. Admission to the two day festival is free. You won’t want to miss out on all the fun!

Budweiser Stage

Friday

5:00-5:45pm 9/11 Program
6:00-6:45pm Highway 105
7:00-8:00pm Mike Broward-Buffett
8:15-9:30pm Chain Reaction
9:45-11:00pm American Floyd

Saturday

10:00-10:45am Magic Show
11:00-11:45am Nashville Zoo
12:00-1:00pm Wakeboarding Demos
1:15-2:15pm Sterling Heights
2:30-3:30pm Dusty Mahan
3:45-4:30pm Stephanie Corbin
4:45-6:15pm Beaver Country Idol
6:30-7:45pm The Pistols
8:00-9:15pm Trailer Choir
9:30-11:00pm Jack Ingram

Gateway Stage

Friday

5:00-5:45pm G Man
6:00-6:45pm Jamie Worley
7:00-8:00pm Xample Praise
8:15-9:15pm August Christopher
9:30-11:00pm Rush of Fools

Saturday

10:00-10:25am Stars Dance Studio
10:25-10:50am Christy’s School of Performing Arts
10:50-11:15pm Showtime Dance Studio
11:15-11:40pm Natalie’s Dance Network
11:40-12:05pm Lana’s Dance Studio
12:05-12:30pm Dance Force
12:30-12:55pm Acro Dance Express
1:00-3:00pm Gateway to Stardom
3:00-4:00pm Step Exhibition
4:15-5:00pm Keisha Williams
5:15-6:00pm Alfonz
6:15-7:15pm Renay Ross
7:30-8:15pm Atomic Blonde
8:15-8:30pm Five Minus One
8:30-9:30pm Stan Lassiter
9:45-11:00pm Stacey Mitchart

River of Cultures Stage

Friday

5:30-6:00pm Lana’s Dance Centre
6:00-6:30pm SSF Submission Academy
6:30-7:00pm Showtime Dance Studio
7:00-7:30pm Baize Martial Arts Demo Team
7:30-8:00pm Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama

Saturday

12:00-12:30pm Baize Martial Arts Demo Team
12:30-1:00pm Showtime Dance Studio
1:00-1:30pm SSF Submission Academy
1:30-2:30pm Jezzebellies Dance Troupe
2:30-3:00pm Tiger Tae Kwon Do
3:00-4:00pm Lana’s Dance Centre
4:00-4:30pm SSF Submission Academy
4:30-5:00pm Natalie’s Dance Network
5:00-5:30pm Baize Martial Arts Demo Team
5:30-6:00pm Showtime Dance Studio
6:00-6:30pm Clarksville/Ft. Campbell Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido Club
6:30-7:00pm Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama
7:00-8:00pm Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club
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