Riverbend pins are now on sale for $32 at area Kangaroo Stores until midnight, June 7. Pins will cost $45 if purchased at the festival gates from June 8-16. A one day armband will be available at the Riverbend gates for $26.
Riverbend opens on June 8, with Eric Church headlining the Coke Stage. Saturday, June 9 features Foreigner, Sunday is Co-Headliners Gov’t Mule and the Happy Together Tour with Flo & Eddie from the Turtles, Monday is off at Riverbend for the Bessie Smith Strut, Tuesday is Chris Tomlin, Wednesday is The Band Perry, Thursday features Charlie Wilson from the Gap Band, Friday is the Goo Goo Dolls, and Saturday features local American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina and fireworks.
90 other bands will also appear on the five stages at Riverbend over the 9 days of the festival.
Several large national touring groups will be featured at Riverbend on side stages, including Here Come The Mummies, Cody McCarver, Pop Evil, Foghat, Blackberry Smoke, Joe Louis Walker, Commander cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, and Avery Sunshine to name but a few.
The festival has announced a new stage this year – The Meo Mio Cajun Spirits Stage. Sponsored by the new local restaurant Meo Mio’s, this stage will feature the very best in national and regional touring blues, rock, and zydeco bands. This stage will also offer specialty alcohol drinks, such as Margaritas. It will be the only location in the festival grounds that the public can buy specialty alcohol, other than beer.
Pins may also be ordered online at www.riverbendfestival.com. The complete line-up can be found there, as well as an application to volunteer at the festival, which gives persons an opportunity to get a free pin for volunteering just a few hours at the event.