LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and that means it's time for the 2014 version of Riverfest.
The 3-day event along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock is billed as Arkansas’s largest and most popular music, arts and food festival.
The musical headliners performing on the main stages include:
- Bud Light Stage: Friday – Easton Corbin, Lee Brice; Saturday – Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Buckcherry, Three Days Grace; Sunday – Jamey Johnson, Hank Williams Jr.
- Coors Light/Arkansas Federal Credit Union Stage: Friday – Chicago; Saturday – Salt-N-Pepa, CeeLo Green; Sunday – The Wallflowers, The Fray.
The festival runs through Sunday and will feature music and activities in Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, Clinton Center Park, Heifer International Campus and the River Market District. Children 10 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult.
Another highlight at Riverfest is a meet-and-greet with NFL players.
In its sixth consecutive year as presenting sponsor of Riverfest, Verizon, together with network partner NSN, is bringing three of America’s favorite pastimes to Riverfest – professional football, the Indy 500 and karaoke.
Three Arkansas natives currently playing in the NFL will be available throughout the weekend to sign autographs at the Verizon Karaoke stage. On Saturday from 6-7 p.m., Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden of North Little Rock will sign autographs. On Sunday from 6-7 p.m., Tennessee Titans quarterback Tyler Wilson of Fort Smith, along with New England Patriots tight end D.J. Williams Jr. of Little Rock will be available. To get an autograph, Riverfest attendees should be in line at the Karaoke stage by 6 p.m. each night.
Verizon Indy driver Will Power will be on the track at the Indy 500 this weekend, but one of his Verizon No. 12 cars will be on display at Riverfest at the Verizon Street Team display for Arkansans to view up close.
“The festivities are endless at Riverfest 2014 and Verizon is excited to contribute to the experience this Memorial Day weekend,” said Kristi Crum, president for Verizon Wireless in Arkansas. “As you get ready to share your favorite Riverfest moments, our network is prepared to handle all your texts, phone calls, videos and social media posts.”
Karaoke-lovers can achieve the complete concert experience on the Verizon Karaoke stage at Riverfest. With an unlimited selection of songs, participants can choose the hits that best fit their style.
The fun and prizes last all weekend. Riverfest attendees can view the latest in home and fitness technology solutions, play games and win prizes every day. Share Riverfest experiences using #VerizonFun and be entered to win tickets to see Bruno Mars at the Verizon Arena. Charging stations will also be available to customers of any wireless carrier, so guests of Riverfest can stay charged, connected and socially strong all weekend long.
A 3-day admission ticket costs $40.