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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 14:32:00

Riverfest calls it quits

The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:42:00

Riverfest announces 2015 headliners

Riverfest announced the headliners for its 2015 festival this morning, set to be held May 22-24 in downtown Little Rock. For tickets and more information, check their website.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 15:09:00

Why Riverfest stopped payment on CeeLo's check

Yesterday, we reported that Riverfest had a contractual dispute with headliner CeeLo Green over the length of his set Saturday night at the First Security Amphitheatre, and would not pay him anything beyond their initial deposit: "Most entertainers require a 10-50% deposit, and CeeLo's was on the higher end of the deposit range," said board spokesperson Cheddy Wigginton. This morning, in a statement to THV, CeeLo's manager denied that the festival had withheld payment, saying that "despite reports, they were given a check after his performance for the full amount discussed."

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 09:46:00

Riverfest Photo Roundup

All is not exactly well in the world of Riverfest, with ticket sales reportedly down and CeeLo likely getting angrier by the second, but it was a perfectly memorable, crowded and strange weekend, and the Times' own Brian Chilson was there on the ground documenting it. Relive the thing from the safety of your own home / phone, far from the heat, the Jägermeister t-shirts and the chicken-on-a-stick.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:36:00

Riverfest adds CeeLo Green, Jamey Johnson and Robert Randolph and The Family Band to its 2014 lineup

RIVERFEST has announced its final set of headliners: CeeLo Green, CMA Song of the Year winner Jamey Johnson and pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph and the Family Band. They will join a lineup that also includes Hank Williams, Jr., Salt-N-Pepa, Lee Brice, Chicago, The Wallflowers, Easton Corbin, Three Days Grace, The Fray and Buckcherry. This year’s festival will be held May 23-24; three-day passes will go on sale at half-price ($20) starting April 1.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:25:00

Riverfest 2014 announces next round of headliners: Chicago, Three Days Grace and Lee Brice

Continuing its piecemeal approach to leaking details about its 2014 lineup, Riverfest has today added Chicago, Three Days Grace and Lee Brice to this year's schedule. They'll join Hank Williams, Jr., Salt-N-Pepa and Buckcherry, making for one of the strangest festival green rooms imaginable. This year's festival will be held May 23-25, and three-day passes will be onsale at half-price ($20) starting April 1.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:06:00

Hank Williams Jr., Salt-N-Pepa and Buckcherry announced as 2014 Riverfest headliners

Riverfest has announced its first three 2014 headliners, and it's a diverse bunch: Hank Williams Jr., Salt-N-Pepa and Buckcherry, three acts with impressively non-overlapping fanbases. This year's festival will be held May 23-25, and three-day passes will be on sale at half-price ($20) starting April 1. Check back next Tuesday for the next three headliners.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:27:03

Act fast and you can get yourself a Riverfest pass for only $10

Riverfest is offering $10 tickets for a limited time.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:35:00

Review: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Chevelle at Riverfest

Lynyrd Skynyrd phoned it in Saturday night at Riverfest.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:28:00

Review: B.o.B. and Snoop Dogg at Riverfest

Snoop Dogg headlined Sunday night at Riverfest.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 15:18:27

Riverfest's final headliner: Joe Walsh

The only bearable Eagle (IMHO), Joe Walsh, is the mystery headliner to Riverfest alluded to earlier.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:18:00

Snoop to Riverfest

Snoop, Neon Trees, Staind and B.O.B. added to Riverfest lineup.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 14:22:36

Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, Gov't Mule, more to Riverfest

Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, Chevell, Gov't Mule and Mute Math are all coming to Riverfest, according to the festival's Facebook page.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:13:18

Skynyrd, Little Big Town to Riverfest

Riverfest announced two of its headlining acts for 2012.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 08:24:00

Riverfest in pictures

See a slideshow from last weekend's festival.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 08:55:00

Riverfest Sunday: Digital Underground, Nelly at Clinton Center Bud Light Stage

Eccentric rap monsters and a St. Louis superstar emcee close out the weekend.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011


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