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Rivers and Spires Festival seeking Volunteers


Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The award-winning Rivers and Spires Festival is a community driven event that is organized by hundreds of dedicated volunteers each year. But, in order to be successful, we need your support!

With over 600 volunteer positions to fill, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Volunteers needed for the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Volunteers needed for the 2013 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Before The Festival

Operation Volunteer

New South Coffee Company is taking a proactive approach to caring for the community, as well as helping to prepare for the Festival. On Saturday, April 13th at 9:00am they will host a downtown clean-up called Operation Volunteer. People can come out and help clean up Historic Downtown Clarksville, not just getting rid of debris, but also graffiti and other beautification projects.

For more information, contact Grant Thomson at 931.801.6078 or email him at .

Festival Weekend


Rivers and Spires Festival April 18th-20th

If it were not for the hard work of our set-up crews, the Festival would not be possible! The set-up volunteers assist with everything from placing tents, tables and chairs to helping with stage and entertainment prep. These volunteers should be in good physical condition and able to lift at least 30 pounds. Set-up times are morning hours on Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th.

You can sign up online at the Volunteer Clarksville website –

Family Fun Zone

Family Fun ZoneOne of the elements that makes Rivers and Spires so fabulous is the free Family Fun Zone. This area is full of dedicated individuals who not only love the Festival, but love children. Volunteers have the opportunity to help children of all ages on inflatables, interactive games and assist children’s entertainers when necessary.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System youth organizations also have to chance to volunteer as a group and earn credit for their service.

More information can be found on the Volunteer Clarksville website – .

Green Zone

We take green living seriously at the Festival! The Green Zone at the Rivers & Spires focuses on sustainable living, environmental stewardship and earth-friendly practices by incorporating them into daily life.

Vendors will offer products and services, non-profits will inform and educate and all booths will have interactive entertainment for the whole family. Recycling bins are also available everywhere a trash can is placed at Rivers and Spires.

Those interested in helping at the Green Zone can visit .

Information Booth

A young girl enjoys a tasty treat at the Rivers and Spires Festival

For those who may love to talk and interact with others, the Information Booth is a great place to be. Volunteers in this area will answer questions on the Festival and assist visitors with directions and schedule information. All of the needed information is provided to the volunteers at a pre-Festival seminar on April 15th.

Volunteers may sit at the booth and no lifting or physical activity is required. The hours of the Information Booth are scheduled in two-hour minimum blocks, and the Information Booth is open during Festival hours.

Those interested can visit the Volunteer Clarksville site at

Lots of Opportunity

The Rivers and Spires Festival has teamed up with Volunteer Clarksville to register and schedule all of our volunteers. Those interested can visit the Volunteer Clarksville site at and see the specific Festival listings, including job descriptions, time slots available and contact information.

For additional information call the Festival office at 931.647.2331.

About River and Spires

The 11th annual Rivers and Spires Festival will be held April 18th-20th, 2013 in Historic Downtown Clarksville. This event has five stages of entertainment with over 100 entertainers performing all three days. From children’s activities, arts & crafts, car shows, military exhibits, Brewfest, shopping and so much more this is truly an event for the whole family. Admission to the Festival is free including all concerts and many games and activities.

For more information about Rivers and Spires contact Doug Barber at or visit us at Become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @riversandspires and join our text club by texting ‘SPIRES’ to 68255.




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