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This Week at APSU: Candlelight Ball auction to raise money for Austin Peay State University scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charlie Daniels, the Country Music Hall of Famer known for “sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot,” helped reinvigorate that 400-year-old instrument with his 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” More than 40 years later, his influence continues to transform the music genre, and attendees at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Candlelight Ball this spring will get a chance to own a piece of country music history when the school auctions off a signed Charlie Daniels fiddle. 

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels

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Rivers and Spires Festival Sets New Attendance Record this year

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival shattered previous attendance records, bringing over 49,000 people into downtown Clarksville over the April 14th-16th weekend. This year’s event was the largest Rivers and Spires to date with the 2010 Festival previously holding the record at 42,073 when the Charlie Daniels Band performed.

“The Festival definitely did what it was supposed to do; bring people downtown, promote the community and offer free family entertainment for all ages. We are very pleased with how the event went this year,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of Visit Clarksville.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

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Clarksville resident honored onstage at Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam in Nashville

 

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam 2015Nashville, TN – On Wednesday night the sold-out crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN was brought to a standing ovation when four war heroes were invited onstage and presented with Henry Military Service Tribute Rifles during the Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam.

Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, gifted the rifles to thank the veterans for their heroic contributions to our country.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

(L to R) Charlie Daniels, Ryan Weaver, Scott Schroeder, Jack Ten Napel, Sam Schoenheit, Anthony Imperato; President of Henry Repeating Arm.

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Clarksville closes out the 2010 Rivers & Spires Festival with some serious panache

 

The Rivers and Spires FestivalThe 8th annual Rivers and Spires festival drew to a close late Saturday evening. The weather was perfect and  helped to bring out record numbers of people to the festival. In excess of 40,000 people are estimated to have attended the three day festival this year. The organizers and volunteers did an outstanding job and are to be highly commended for their efforts!

Seven distinct stages hosted 17 Christian, 17 Country. 6 Jazz, and 16 Rock acts including the incredible headliner for this year, the Charlie Daniels Band. Along with a huge selection of other performances including a free performance by the Roxy Regional Theatre of Disney’s High School Musical 2, and performances by various CMCSS School’s Dance and Choir teams.

Charlie Daniels performing at the 2010 Rivers and Spires

Charlie Daniels performing at the 2010 Rivers and Spires

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It’s time for Rivers and Spires!

 

The Rivers and Spires FestivalIt is spring time again, and April is upon us. That means one thing, Rivers and Spires is just around the corner! The free three day festival will be held on April 15th-17th. It brings people from across the country to Historic Downtown Clarksville to enjoy some of the best entertainment, unique arts & crafts, and the distinctive culture our city has to offer.

The festival this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! With many new events, big name performers, and three days of non-stop fun, there is something for everyone!

In 2009, more than 35,000 people filled the streets of Clarksville for the free 3-day event.

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