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Rivers and Spires reaches new heights


This years Rivers and Spires exceeded all expectations. The execution of the festival was flawless. The City, County, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers all deserve a round of applause, and our thanks!

The streets are densely packed for the final day of Rivers and spires

The streets are densely packed for the final day of Rivers and Spires

The third day of Rivers and Spires dawned clear and sunny. As the day rolled by, the clouds rolled in. Luckily the rain held off for most of the evening as was expected. However just before the 9:00 p.m. John Michael Montgomery concert festival goers suffered through a sudden downpour.

The Clarksville Online crew arrived between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and promptly divided our efforts. Our videographer Mark Haynes went off to record the acts at the Strawberry Alley Stage with his high definition video camera. Reporter Turner McCullough Jr. disappeared in the direction of the International Streetfest, while I meandered throughout capturing images of people enjoying the festivities.

Around 11:30 we gathered together to watch the MCES Honor Choir perform. Their performance was an auditory treat. It was clear that the students had put a lot of work towards preparing for this performance, and their efforts paid off.


The Montgomery Central Honor Choir performs

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Sights and Sounds from Rivers and Spires on Friday


A view down Franklin Street towards Public Square Stage

Great weather is the first thing most people would come up with if you asked them about the second day of Rivers and Spires. This showed in a great turnout for the Friday afternoon and evening acts. Bad weather was expected, but according to the National Weather Service has pushed off until Saturday night, hopefully long after everyone is home and snug in bed for the evening.

There were simply too many acts to provide details of each one individually as we did in the story about Thursday evenings shows, but there were some highlights to point out including The Groovefellas, Sgt.1st Class Jamie Buckley, and the WannaBeatles.

We also would like to provide a special thank you to Local Businesswoman Deborah S. Evans (Attorney at Law) for allowing Clarksville Online to utilize her offices balcony to acquire some unique photographs.

The events continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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Thursday evening Rivers and Spires kickoff promises incredible weekend


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Laying the wreath

Laying of the wreath

Rivers and Spires kicked off today with a wreath laying and symbolic re-lighting of the eternal flame. The flame honors our soldiers serving over seas and lights the path for them to return home. This annual remembrance kicks off three days of food, fun, entertainment, and shopping in historic downtown Clarksville, TN.

The award winning festival is organized by the City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Tennessee, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and is co-sponsored by many area businesses. «Read the rest of this article»


Children’s Parade: “Games we like to play!”


rivers-and-spiresOnce again, kids 12 years of age or younger and their accompanying adults can join all the fun – characters in costume, small floats and walkers – in the Fifth Annual Rivers & Spires Children”s Parade to be held Saturday, Apr 18 at 1:00 p.m.  The theme for this year”s parade is “Games We Like to Play!” «Read the rest of this article»


‘Rivers and Spires’ spring festival is coming!



Clarksville’s annual downtown music good times showcase is approaching with every day’s advance. Just as the trees are beginning to ‘bud up’ in anticipation of Spring’s arrival, so too is the City of Clarksville preparing for its annual Springtime music throwdown.

The artwork for the festival has already been secured. Promotional mini-flyers are available at City Hall and distribution of larger scale posters can’t be far behind. This year’s Rivers and Spires is slated for April 16th thru 18th. «Read the rest of this article»


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