2017 Riverfest music lineup announced

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Tuesday, Riverfest announced released the list of 14 artists that will perform during the 40th-anniversary festival.

Set to take place June 1-4, 2017, Riverfest brings a quality recreational, cultural celebration of the visual and performing arts for the benefit of and in partnership with the community.

“We’re tremendously excited to announce this year’s lineup,” said DeAnna Korte, the festival’s executive director. “Several of these artists are also playing other prominent festivals around the nation and we’re happy to be able to bring the same talent for an affordable cost to Arkansas. We believe we have secured an eclectic group of artists that will help us celebrate this milestone year!”

The following national artists will perform:

Wiz Khalifa

Justin Moore

Cage The Elephant

Billy Currington

Grouplove

Cold War Kids

Jon Bellion

Cody Jinks

Moon Taxi

Craig Campbell

The Joy Formidable

Colt Ford

Dylan Scott

Cody Canada & The Departed

Split Lip Rayfield

Seratones

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.

Tickets are available at RiverfestArkansas.com/tickets. The final schedule with stages & times will be announced in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, fans can follow the Riverfest Facebook and Instagram pages for more details.

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