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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.

At 5:30pm, a Trunk Show was held in a room near the quilt show. Starr Howell was the guest host and gave a free program entitled “Our Quilts tell Stories”. Howell is a member of the Music City Quilt Guild of Nashville Tennessee.

“The quilt show is really a good way to show all of the talent we have in our area,” said Dana Fucella. “There are a lot of talented women in our area.”

Most people visit Rivers and Spires for the great music and Thursday night was no exception. “I have been coming to Rivers and Spires every year for the past 4 years with my friends,” stated Hallie Morgan. “I really like the music and I can not wait to see Corey Farlow later tonight.”

Some vendors were setup near city hall. There was a variety food available from kettle corn to grilled corn, burgers and even fried snickers bars.

The rain earlier in the day did not keep people away from the event. As time for Corey Farlow to go on approached, hundreds of people had gather around the Public Square Stage area to see him perform.

Farlow took the stage a little before 8:30pm to the excitement of the crowd. In no time, he had people on their feet tapping and clapping to country cover songs as well as his own songs like “Country Never Stops” and “Burnin’ Me Up”.

He got the party started and kept it going. What a great artist to start off the Rivers and Spires Festival.

To learn more about Corey Farlow and his CD titled “Country Never Stops”, go to www.coreyfarlowcountry.com

Rivers and Spires continues Friday. There will be more vendors setup and most events like the Family Fun Zone, Toddler Town, CDE’s Fiber Fast Gaming and more we be open and going strong. Make plans to come down to Rivers and Spires as it is shaping up to be the best one yet.

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About the Rivers and Spires Festival

Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Festival.The 14th annual Rivers And Spires Festival will be held April 14th-16th in Downtown Clarksville. This event has five stages of entertainment with over 100 entertainers performing all three days. From children’s activities, arts and crafts, car shows, military exhibits, shopping and so much more this is truly an event for the whole family. Admission to the Festival is free including all games, activities and concerts.

Rivers and Spires is one of the biggest festivals in the southeast. Hours this year are: April 14th and 15th from 5:00pm-10:00pm and April 16th from 10:00am–9:00pm. The Family Fun Zone Hours: Friday, April 15th from 5:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am–8:00pm. Toddler Town Hours: Friday, April 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am–7:00pm.

For more information about the 2016 Festival, please visit www.riversandspires.com

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