October 22, 2021

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Riverfest returns in Clarksville with dwell new music and regatta, but no Young children Zone this 12 months

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CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Even though Riverfest will return in-human being this 12 months – with dwell songs, the art display, the boat regatta and additional – the common Young ones Zone won’t occur simply because of mounting COVID-19 quantities in Clarksville.

“While continuing to err on the facet of warning, insignificant modifications are becoming created so that Riverfest can return to its former glory as an in-particular person occasion,” Mayor Joe Pitts reported in a news launch. “After an abbreviated version of Riverfest previous calendar year because of to COVID-19, I’m thrilled to see families enjoy this year’s festivities. Clarksville Parks & Recreation has done a great work as soon as again setting up this party, and I glimpse ahead to looking at everyone taking pleasure in all that this Clarksville custom has to give.”

Masks will be really encouraged for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Here’s the festival agenda:

  • Thursday, Sept. 9: Juried Art Clearly show from 5-7 p.m. at the Wilma Rudolph Party Middle.
  • Friday, Sept. 10: McGregor Park from 5-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 11: McGregor Park from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Live audio

The headliner act Saturday night will be Technology Radio, a supergroup featuring musicians from Rascal Flatts, Journey and Chicago. They shaped in early 2020 with the aim of bringing ’80s rock and the classics back to existence, and their debut album will be launched in 2021.

Audio supergroup Technology Radio is set to accomplish at Riverfest 2021 in Clarksville. (Contributed)

Clarksville artist IVEY will be the opening act, setting up at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The relaxation of the tunes lineup for Friday and Saturday will be introduced soon.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

The huge yearly Cardboard Boat Regatta will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McGregor Park Boat Start Location.

This lover-favorite, sponsored by Waterdogs, is back for the 13th yr. Boats are produced from cardboard and recycled supplies and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-garden sprint. Divisions include things like adult, youth (with adult), armed service, civic/churches, firms, and local govt businesses, in accordance to the release.

The Riverfest 2020 Cardboard Boat Regatta.


If you have what it normally takes to earn, or at the very least to sink gloriously, be absolutely sure to indication up. Registration is needed by Sept. 10 at the Riverfest web-site.

Streets and parking

Highway closures: On Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11:

  • 6 a.m., equally southbound lanes on Riverside Drive and the centre turning lane closed. Only a single northbound and just one southbound lane will be open for two-way targeted traffic.
  • 7 p.m. till midnight, Riverside Travel will be closed to by way of site visitors from Spring Road to Faculty Avenue.
  • Midnight, the far southbound lane of Riverside Travel closed.

Boating: The courtesy boat dock and boat ramp at the RiverWalk will be closed Tuesday by Sunday evening. Boats can be anchored on the county aspect of the channel through the competition, however, no boat could anchor in the channel or on the RiverWalk aspect. River site visitors may possibly be subject to safety checks. There is no swimming in the party space following sunset, from the J.R. Corman Practice trestle to the Red River/Cumberland River confluence. These rules are matter to modify at any time, in accordance to the release.

Parking and shuttles: Free parking will be obtainable on the Austin Peay Point out University campus at 311 College St. at the corner of House Avenue and Higher education. Shuttles getting patrons to Riverfest will operate each individual 30-45 minutes on Saturday only, beginning at 11:45 a.m. and continuing until finally 11:15 p.m. See www.clarksvilleriverfest.com for actual pickup area.

Riverfest parking will not be permitted at Two Rivers Enterprise Centre at any time or at Riverside Drive organizations in the course of their business enterprise several hours. Handicap parking will be accessible at selected parking heaps immediately throughout from McGregor Park.

Volunteer chances: Riverfest continue to demands volunteers ages 13 and up offered to do the job a four-hour change Friday or Saturday. All volunteers will acquire a Riverfest T-shirt, a absolutely free food, and immediate obtain to all the Riverfest enjoyable. To volunteer, e mail or phone Clarksville Parks and Recreation at [email protected] or 931-645-7476.

About the festival

Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest-functioning community festival and delivers extra than 30,000 men and women to the financial institutions of the Cumberland River in an arts and recreation celebration. Admission and amusement at the festival are absolutely free and open up to the community thanks to our companions Blue Cord Realty, 5 Star Media Group, Tri-Star Beverage of Clarksville, Waterdogs & Mary’s Music. For information or for ADA help, be sure to call 931-645-7476 or stop by www.cityofclarksville.com.

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