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River Arts Festival 10/27-10/29

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Show your love & support for the arts during the 11th annual River Arts Fest!

This 3-day event has become the longest-running fine arts festival in the region. Attracting an average of 30,000 visitors to the South Main Arts District, the festival includes a juried Artist Market featuring fine art for sale, live music, food and beverages, art demonstrations, and hands-on art activities for kids of all ages.

The festival kicks off on Friday, October 27th with the Rockin’ River Arts Show, a free concert featuring music by the Cody Dickinson Project with The War And The Treaty.

RiverArtsFest

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Festival schedule:

  • Friday, October 27 (6PM-10PM) Rockin’ River Arts Show – Free
  • Saturday, October 28 (10AM-6PM) $5 per person
  • Sunday, October 29 (10AM-5PM) $5 per person

Photo: Breezy Lucia

Live music schedule:

  • Saturday, October 28
    • Firehouse Stage:
      • 11 am-12:15 pm: John Mohead
      • 12:30-1:45 pm: Rusty Pieces
      • 2-3:15 pm: Dueling Pianos
      • 3:30-4:45 pm: Kyle Pruzina & Whiskey Chute
      • 5-6:30 pm: Smugglers
    • GE Patterson Stage:
      • 11:15 am-12:15 pm: Blind Mississippi Morris
      • 12:30-2 pm: Driftwood Ramblers
      • 2:15-3:30 pm: Young Valley
      • 3:45-5:15 pm: John Paul Keith
      • 5:30-7 pm: Amy LaVere
    • South Stage:
      • 12-1:15 pm: Misti Rae
      • 1:45-3 pm: Summer Avenue
      • 3:15-4:45 pm: Alex daPonte
      • 5-6:30 pm: Cassette Set
  • Sunday, October 29
    • Firehouse Stage:
      • 11:45 am-1 pm: Beth Luscombe Strings
      • 1:15-2:15 pm: Deborah Swiney
      • 2:30-4 pm: Addison Johnson
      • 4:15-5:30 pm: Loveland Duren
    • GE Patterson Stage:
      • 12-1 pm: Aaron James
      • 1:15-2:30 pm: Delta Cats
      • 2:45-3:45 pm: Marcella Simien
      • 4-5 pm: Jamie Baker Duo
    • South Stage:
      • 12-1:15 pm: Overton Ovation
      • 1:30-2:30 pm: Susan Marshall
      • 2:45-3:45 pm: Tennessee Mass Choir
      • 4-5 pm: Bluff City Back Sliders

Learn more about the festival here and follow on Facebook for updates.

Interested in volunteering at this event? Go here.

See more upcoming festivals here.

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