May 16, 2022



Riverfest returns in Clarksville with stay songs and regatta, but no Young ones Zone this 12 months

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – When Riverfest will return in-particular person this calendar year – with dwell tunes, the art show, the boat regatta and more – the preferred Little ones Zone will not occur mainly because of rising COVID-19 quantities in Clarksville.

“While continuing to err on the facet of warning, minor modifications are remaining built so that Riverfest can return to its former glory as an in-man or woman celebration,” Mayor Joe Pitts said in a information release. “After an abbreviated model of Riverfest past year thanks to COVID-19, I’m thrilled to see people delight in this year’s festivities. Clarksville Parks & Recreation has accomplished a marvelous career after all over again setting up this event, and I seem forward to viewing everyone enjoying all that this Clarksville tradition has to provide.”

Masks will be really inspired for both of those vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees when social distancing just cannot be preserved.

Here’s the pageant plan:

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

Are living audio

The headliner act Saturday evening will be Technology Radio, a supergroup featuring musicians from Rascal Flatts, Journey and Chicago. They formed in early 2020 with the goal of bringing ’80s rock and the classics again to existence, and their debut album will be released in 2021.

Tunes supergroup Technology Radio is established to accomplish at Riverfest 2021 in Clarksville. (Contributed)

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

The relaxation of the songs lineup for Friday and Saturday will be introduced quickly.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

The huge annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McGregor Park Boat Launch Place.

This fan-preferred, sponsored by Waterdogs, is back for the 13th year. Boats are built from cardboard and recycled elements and raced down the Cumberland River in a 100-property sprint. Divisions contain adult, youth (with grownup), military services, civic/churches, companies, and community governing administration organizations, in accordance to the release.

The Riverfest 2020 Cardboard Boat Regatta.


If you have what it can take to win, or at least to sink gloriously, be certain to signal up. Registration is needed by Sept. 10 at the Riverfest web-site.

Roadways and parking

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

  • 6 a.m., both of those southbound lanes on Riverside Travel and the centre turning lane shut. Only one northbound and a person southbound lane will be open for two-way traffic.
  • 7 p.m. until finally midnight, Riverside Push will be shut to via targeted visitors from Spring Road to Higher education Avenue.
  • Midnight, the much southbound lane of Riverside Travel closed.

Boating: The courtesy boat dock and boat ramp at the RiverWalk will be closed Tuesday through Sunday evening. Boats can be anchored on the county facet of the channel during the competition, having said that, no boat may well anchor in the channel or on the RiverWalk facet. River website traffic may be subject to protection checks. There is no swimming in the occasion spot following sunset, from the J.R. Corman Teach trestle to the Crimson River/Cumberland River confluence. These rules are issue to modify at any time, in accordance to the launch.

Parking and shuttles: No cost parking will be obtainable on the Austin Peay State College campus at 311 Faculty St. at the corner of Property Avenue and College. Shuttles using patrons to Riverfest will operate every single 30-45 minutes on Saturday only, commencing at 11:45 a.m. and continuing until finally 11:15 p.m. See for exact pickup place.

Riverfest parking will not be permitted at Two Rivers Business Heart at any time or at Riverside Push enterprises through their enterprise hours. Handicap parking will be out there at specified parking lots instantly across from McGregor Park.

Volunteer chances: Riverfest still demands volunteers ages 13 and up readily available to do the job a 4-hour change Friday or Saturday. All volunteers will acquire a Riverfest T-shirt, a totally free food, and immediate obtain to all the Riverfest enjoyment. To volunteer, electronic mail or get in touch with Clarksville Parks and Recreation at [email protected] or 931-645-7476.

About the festival

Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest-operating community competition and provides much more than 30,000 individuals to the banks of the Cumberland River in an arts and recreation celebration. Admission and amusement at the festival are absolutely free and open to the community many thanks to our companions Blue Wire Realty, 5 Star Media Group, Tri-Star Beverage of Clarksville, Waterdogs & Mary’s Music. For facts or for ADA help, you should phone 931-645-7476 or check out