The 11th annual Rivers & Spires Festival will be in Historic Downtown Clarksville April 18-20. Lined with craft and food vendors, five music stages, kids’ activities and artisan booths, the streets of downtown transform into a festive atmosphere.
Dove Award winning, contemporary Christian group, Building 429 will make a stop in Clarksville, while on their “Give Me Jesus” tour, and will perform on the Family Fun Stage, located in the First Baptist Church parking lot, at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Jo Dee Messina will be the featured headliner for the event. Messina will take the Public Square Stage at 7 p.m. Saturday for a free performance.
Enjoy local talent as well with the Q108’s Clarksville’s Got Talent, Z97.5’s Last Band Standing and the youth talent show, Aspire to Stardom. These performers will impress audiences with their singing and dancing abilities.
Entertainment for kids and teens has been combined into one family area, the Family Fun Zone, located along Hiter and Commerce Streets. Over 40 free events for kids of all ages to enjoy will include music, inflatables, performers, demonstrations, face painting, carnival games, zip lining and much more.
Brew Fest, sponsored by Ajax Distributing Company, is back to cater to the taste buds of beer aficionados and the novice alike. Set in a laid back atmosphere, this ticketed event allows you to enjoy up to 80 different ale and lager samples picked by award-winning breweries across the country, complete with live music and cooking shows.
The Marketplace at Rivers & Spires Festival will have eclectic home items, toys and games to clothing and jewelry for purchase and browsing. Artisans from all over the country will display and sell their handmade artwork, jewelry and woodwork in the Artz Galore area.
For more information, visit www.riversandspires.com.
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