Riverbend Festival received a baker's dozen in awards from the International Festivals & Events Association at the 58th Annual Convention & Expo in Pittsburgh.
Riverbend Festival was presented with Gold in two categories: Best Event Promotional Photograph and Best Event/Program within an Event to Benefit a Cause.
Friends of the Festival also collected a mix of Silver and Bronze awards for Riverbend including Best Volunteer Program, Best TV Promotion, and Best Overall Merchandising Program. The American Dream Concert was awarded Bronze for Best New Event and Best Promotional Poster.
The prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition draws entries from among the world's top festivals and events. Winning entries come from diverse organizations such as the 500 Festival, Indianapolis; Portland Rose Festival, Portland, and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena.
International contenders include organizations like Canada Place, Canada; Ham Pyeong Butterfly Festival, South Korea; and Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands.