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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires continues Friday night with 7 Bridges Eagles Tribute Band, The Swon Brothers

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival kicked off with a bang Thursday night and the fun continues tonight. Thunderstorms that moved through the area last night are gone and the weather forecast is partly sunny with a high of 73°F. The music starts at 5:00pm and continues until 10:00pm.

Aspire to Stardom kicks things off on the Court House Stage at 5:00pm. This talent show will have youth from the area will singing and dancing in front of a panel of judges.

The Swon Brothers at Rivers and Spires Friday night.
The Swon Brothers at Rivers and Spires Friday night.

The Northeast Exit One Show Choir and JV Show Choir will be on the Strawberry Alley Stage at 5:00pm. Kicking things on the Family Fun Stage will be Chasing Lovely.

New to Rivers and Spires this year is the free, fully interactive gaming area in the underground parking garage located on Franklin Street. Gig City Gaming, presented by CDE Lightband, will feature over 50 titles and will cater to over 30,000 gamers.

Gaming, provided by Layer 3 Communications and Brocade Communications Systems, will be on in full force on April 25th from 6:00pm-9:00pm and April 26th from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

The Gig City Gaming area will be host to several different types of games, including titles such as Call of Duty, HALO, Dance Central and Super Street Fighter 4. Early in the day, the younger crowd will find the games that are more up their alley, but as the day goes on, the content may get a little to rough for the little ones.

7 Bridges Eagles Tribute Band will hit the Public Square Stage at 7:30pm. The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the most prolific period of the band.

Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some might Don Henley and Joe Walsh surprises sprinkled into the mix. 7 Bridges offers the perfect blend of songs to capture all levels of Eagles devotees.

Come 9:00pm, The Swon Brothers will be on the Public Square Stage to close out Friday night’s Rivers and Spires. The Swon Brothers were recently finalists on NBC’s The Voice on team Blake.

Prior to their Voice experience however, The Swon Brothers spent years performing and recording music on their own label, which has been well-received among their ever-growing fan base.

Songs like the irresistibly catchy Oklahoma Lovin and the bluesy, soulful This Close To Gone not only show off their diverse vocal strengths, but also their ability to write gripping lyrics that resonate with audiences from young to old.

Come out and treat yourself to live music and good food on the second day of the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Rivers and Spires Schedule

Friday, April 25
Aspire to Stardom
Realty and A+ Property Management will host the annual Aspire to Stardom youth talent show. A panel of judges will select between the most talented youth (ages 3 to 20) who sing, dance or have a hilarious comedy act to perform on the stage this year!
5:00pm | Courthouse Stage
Exit One Show & JV Show Choir
Northeast Exit One Show Choir and JV Show Choir
5:00pm | Strawberry Alley Stage
Chasing Lovely
Blending country with pop, rock and Americana influences
5:00pm | Family Fun Stage
Little Mexico & Latin Folklore Dancers
We do different folklore dances from Mexico, Dominican Rep.
5:00pm | Main & Third Stage
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Children Entertainer, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales,
5:15pm | Kids Stage
Emerald Blue
Emerald Blue is a female country music duo
5:150pm | Public Square Stage
Earnest Ernest
Earnest Ernest, an Acoustic/Alternative band based out of Clarksville
5:45pm | Family Fun Stage
Viva Mexico
6:00pm | Main & Third Stage
Last Band Standing
Eight bands will compete at this year’s Rivers and Spires Last Band Standing.
6:00pm | Strawberry Alley Stage
Rodney Watts
US Army Veteran and Nashville recording artist
6:15pm | Public Square Stage
The Tangled Threads
The Lost Toys: Set adrift when their train car
6:15pm | Kids Stage
Jackson Alley
We perform around Nashville regularly, from writers’ nights to honky tonks on Broadway! We play original music, as well as fun, upbeat covers, ranging from Queen to Martina McBride!
6:30pm | Family Fun Stage
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales
The 2014 Childrens Entertainer, Dragon Scales and Fairy Tales
7:00pm | Kids Stage
Salsa Dancing Lessions
Clarksville Dance Club will teach Salsa Dance Lessions
7:00pm | Main & Third Stage
Nathan Diller
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Nathan Diller has been performing regularly, debuting new songs as well as compositions from his first EP, Frenzy, produced by industry veterans Chris Donohue and Stephen Leiweke.In Fall 2013, Nathan was the sole artist representing Nashville at the tenth annual Indie Week in Toronto.
7:15pm | Family Fun Stage
7 Bridges Eagles Tribute Band
The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute
7:30pm | Public Square Stage
Awaken is an up and coming Hard Rock group
8:00pm | Family Fun Stage
Revolfusion Latin Band
Revolfusion is a very unique and diverse Latin band
8:30pm | Main & Third Stage
The Swon Brothers
Their strong brotherly bond is undeniable in their everyday life as well as their performances, as they good-naturedly rib and tease each other onstage and trade off on tunes. Their sheer talent shines through as they launch into their tight-knit, seamless harmonies. It’s evident when you watch them perform that music is not only in their blood, it’s in their hearts as well.
9:00pm | Public Square Stage


About the Rivers and Spires Festival

Downtown Clarksville during the Annual Rivers and Spires FestivalThe 12th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival, April 24th-26th in downtown Clarksville, 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.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.riversandspires.com .


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