Come Out For the 40th Anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest!

May 12th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock's Riverfest 2017The 40th anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest is four days of food, arts, live music, and celebration on the banks of the Arkansas River. June 1st through the 4th, 2017.

Riverfest, held every summer in Little Rock, AR is the state’s largest single event with upwards of 200,000 festival-goers attending. The roster of national acts playing Riverfest helps explain the heavy attendance. This year’s lineup includes Wiz Khalifa, Justin Moore, Cage The Elephant, Billy Currington, Morris Day & The Time, and many many others!

While Riverfest is primarily a music festival of national and regional artists, it also features a host of special events and attractions.

It all kicks off on June 1st, 6pm to 9pm, with the 6th annual “Flowing On The River.” This is Riverfest’s separately ticketed wine and craft beer tasting. Flowing On The River offers a delectable selection of boutique wines, craft beers, and their producers for a day of tasting, learning, and discovering.

Riverfest proper begins June 2 and continues through June 3. The lineup and schedule as of the time of this writing is as follows:

Riverfest 2017 Schedule
June 2nd – 5pm to 11pm
-Arkansas Federal Credit Union/Sweetwater Amphitheatre Stage-
6pm – Jon Bellion
7:30 pm – Grouplove
9:30pm – Cage The Elephant

-Frio Light Stage at the Clinton Library-
6pm – Dylan Scott
7:30pm – Colt Ford
9:30pm – Billy Currington

June 3rd – 1pm to 11pm
-Arkansas Federal Credit Union/Sweetwater Amphitheatre Stage-
1:15pm – Dazz & Brie
2:15pm – Tank & The Bangas
3:30pm – Seratones
5pm – The Joy Formidable
6:30pm – Moon Taxi
8pm – Cold War Kids
9:30pm – Wiz Khalifa

-Frio Light Stage at the Clinton Library-
1:15pm – Runaway Planet
2:30pm – The Wildflower Revue
3:30pm – Split Lip Rayfield
5pm – Cody Canada & The Departed
6:30pm – Craig Campbell
8pm – Cody Jinks
9:30pm – Justin Moore

Sunday, June 4th is the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Riverfest with a special lineup of national and regional acts followed by the annual fireworks display at 9pm

June 4th – Riverfest 40th Anniversary Celebration – 1pm to 9pm
Morris Day & The Time
Here Come The Mummies
Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe
Vintage Pistol
Amasa Hines
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
The Hip Abduction
Brother Moses
Jack Ferrara

Along with all the great music, the festival also offers a huge variety of fun things to see and do. You’ll find carnival rides and games, food vendors, craft artisans, and tons of special booths, attractions, giveaways, and events. Don’t miss it!

Riverfest 2017

June 1st through the 4th
400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR
Be sure to visit for more information and tickets.

Riverfest Lodging
Coming to Little Rock for Riverfest? If so NOW is the time to secure your accommodations! Why stay in some dull, stale, impersonal hotel or motel room when you could be in the lap of luxury at an Arkansas Bed and Breakfast Inn? Arkansas B&B’s offer uncommonly plush amenities, nutritious breakfasts, and an insider’s knowledge of the area. Make the most of your getaway with a stay at a locally owned and operated, Arkansas bed and breakfast inn!

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