by Max Brantley
The following national artists will perform:
Cage The Elephant
Cold War Kids
The Joy Formidable
Cody Canada & The Departed
Split Lip Rayfield
Tank and The Bangas
…and more including numerous local and regional acts.
Flowing on the River, the festival’s separately ticketed wine and craft beer event, will kick off Riverfest 2017 on Thursday, June 1. The two-day music festival will take place Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 with all your festival favorites from great food, arts and crafts, special attractions and the best live music on the banks of the Arkansas River. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, June 4 with a 40th anniversary celebration for the community and the annual fireworks display at 9 p.m.
General admission tickets for the 3-day festival (June 2-4) are available online for $40.00 (children 10 & under get in free). The Ultimate Riverfest Experience package is also available for $500 and includes two admission wristbands, access to both stages private viewing areas, access to the Datamax VIP Sponsor pavilion, a Barry Thomas official 40th Anniversary Riverfest Print and unlimited re-entry access all weekend.
Ticket holders to the music festival will gain free admission to all the fun activities on Sunday. Those who have not purchased tickets to the music festival can still attend the Sunday celebration for $5 (children 10 & under are free) at the gate. Details about the 40th-anniversary celebration will be released on May 1 including a headline announcement.