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Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival continues Today

2012 Riverfest - 25thClarksville, TN – The 2012 Riverfest Festival continues Saturday. The free festival held on the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park celebrates Clarksville’s river heritage.

Come out and join the City of Clarksville, Budweiser, and Agero as they celebrate the 25th annual Riverfest Celebration, September 7th and 8th, 2012. This Free, two day music and arts festival features four stages of a variety of local, regional and nationally-known entertainers, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.

The entertainment continues when gates open at 10:00am on Saturday. The Budweiser stage will feature Rebecca Forehand, Awaken, Andy Miller Band, and Jackson Alley. On the Gateway Realty stage, watch as local dance academies strut their stuff followed by a step competition and the Gateway to Stardom talent showcase.

Kip Moore is the headliner Saturday night at Riverfest.
Kip Moore is the headliner Saturday night at Riverfest.

Join us as we kick off Riverfest Regatta’s, 6th year, sponsored by U.S. Bank, Saturday morning at 10:00am at the courtesy boat dock. 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.

Saturday evening, the Bud Light stage will light up the Riverwalk with the Beaver Country Star Competition, The Springs, and country music artist, Kip Moore.

While this year’s entertainment lineup is filled with great performers, Riverfest has tons of other exciting activities too. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Adventure Zone and the Clarksville Family Magazine Toddler Town will once again take place in the North Extension of the Riverwalk allowing for a larger area. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Adventure Zone will feature the RiverView Mounds Century Farms petting zoo, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, train and pony rides and much more.

Toddler Zone at the 2011 Riverfest  Festival
Toddler Zone at the 2011 Riverfest Festival

While some of the features are free, armbands are required for most and others require tickets. Armbands cost $10.00 and are good for both days. Please keep armbands when returning for second day. Tickets can be purchased for $1.00 per ticket. Clarksville Family Magazine Toddler Town is a free covered area for children ages five and under. This area features smaller inflatables, pre-school activities, private diaper changing station, stroller parking and plenty of seating for parents.

While enjoying Riverfest, 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.

Don’t miss the Riverfest Art Exhibits and Competitions. This year we will have three exhibits: Amateur & Professional Divisions, High School Division, and the Senior Citizens’ Division. These are featured at various locations in downtown Clarksville including: the Smith-Trahern Mansion on McClure Street, the Customs House Museum on Second Street, and the Downtown Artists Co-Op on Franklin Street. The exhibits are judged and over $2,500 in prizes are awarded.

The Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by the Montgomery County Conservation Club, 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 marina basin. Jurors at the McGregor Park courtesy boat dock judge the boats in several categories while spectators watch the boats pass by the RiverWalk.

You will not want to miss this year’s Riverfest Celebration! Admission to the two day festival is free- thanks to our partners Bud Light, Agero, US Bank, The Leaf-Chronicle, Gateway Realty, Media Works, Mary’s the Music Store, Clarksville Family Magazine, Daymar Institute, Cumberland Bank & Trust, The Coup, CDE Lightband, Lamar Advertising, 88.3 WAY-FM, Lite 98.7, Legends Bank, Clarksvilleonline.com, Discover Clarksville.com, Tennessee Arts Commission, Bi-County Waste Management, Charter Communications, Coca-Cola, Custom’s House Museum, Austin Peay State University, RiverView Mounds Century Farms,Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council, Montgomery County Conservation Club, Downtown Artist Co-Op, Shipp Implement Co., and Beverly Parker Photography.

Music Lineup – Bud Light Stage

Saturday, September 8th

11:45 p.m.- Freight Train
12:45 p.m.- Rebecca Forehand
1:45 p.m.- Awaken
2:45 p.m.- Andy Miller Band
3:45 p.m.-Jackson Alley
4:45 p.m.- Beaver Country Star
6:30 p.m.-The Springs
7:45 p.m.-Old Dominion
9:15 p.m.-Kip Moore


Entertainment Lineup – Gateway Stage

Saturday, September 8th

10:00 a.m. – STARS Dance Studio
10:30 a.m. – CAST & Crowns
11:00 a.m. – Distinguished Steppers, Inc.
11:30 a.m. – Natalie’s Dance Network
12:00 p.m. – Lana’s Dance Studio
12:30 p.m. – REWIND Academy of Dance
1:00 p.m. – Acro Dance Express
1:30 p.m. – Daymar Step Competition
3:35 p.m. – Gateway to Stardom

Music Lineup – Coup Stage

Saturday, September 8th

10:20 a.m.- Christen Brady
10:40 a.m. – Hrothgar
11:00 a.m- Xanthi
11:20 a.m.- Singerman
11:40 a.m.- Deli
12:00 p.m.- The Marcens
12:20 p.m.- Jo’Shua
12:45 p.m.- Resistance House Band
1:30 p.m.- Painted Blind
2:15 p.m. – Khamsin
3:00 p.m. – Almost Atlantic
3:15 p.m. – Karitsa
3:45 p.m. – No, Ted, No!
4:30 p.m. – Beard and Mustache Competition
5:15 p.m. – The Rough and Tumbel
6:00 p.m. – The Heathens
6:45 p.m. – Spoken Nerd
7:30 p.m. – Blue Sky Alert
8:15 p.m. – Al D Ahmad Rashad
9:00p.m. – Magnum Opera
9:45 p.m.- Opossum Holler
10:30 p.m.- Case Arnold

Entertainment Lineup – River of Culture Stage

Saturday, September 8th

11:30 a.m.- Acro Dance Express
12:00 p.m. – Clarksville Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido Club
12:30 p.m. – Filipino-American International Association Inc.
1:00 p.m – Baize Traditional & Mixed Martial Arts
1:30 p.m.- Lana’s Dance Centre
2:00 p.m. – Kriegisch Martial Arts
2:30 p.m. – The Ladies of Lada, Troupe Thalia
3:00 p.m. – Nashville Zoo’s “Wildlife on Wheels”
4:00 p.m. – Recycled Trash Fashion Show
5:00 p.m. – Natalie’s Dance Network
5:30 p.m. – Hui Hawaii O Tenesi Hawaiian Civic Club
6:00 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama
6:30 p.m. – Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy Demo Team
7:00 p.m. – Karaoke with Cricket

For a complete list of Riverfest activities and other information please visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com.

Photo Gallery

Images from Day 1 of the 2012 Riverfest Celebration


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