Arkansas’ Largest Festival Set for Memorial Day Weekend Riverfest 2014 will be May 23-25 along the banks of the Arkansas River

May 21st, 2014 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – Riverfest 2014 will be held May 23-25 along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The state’s largest festival will feature top headline musical acts and many exciting extras at no additional cost.

Previously announced headline acts include Chicago, Ceelo Green, Hank Williams, Jr., The Fray, Three Days Grace, Lee Brice, Buckcherry, Easton Corbin, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jamey Johnson and The Wallflowers Musical. Acts throughout the festival will include classic rock, hip-hop, country, modern rock, soul, reggae and more. A complete lineup of musical acts (including times and locations) is available at

“For the 37th year, Riverfest 2014 has filled a three-day weekend with outstanding musical acts, fun activities for the whole family, and lots of popular festival food options — all while giving back to the community.

What does it cost to attend Riverfest?  $20 in advance for a 3-day pass, $35 on the website & $40 at the gate for a 3-day pass, children 10 & under are admitted free with a paid adult admission. That ticket price not only gets you into the festival for 3-days, but into every concert each day. All patrons must have an admission wristband. Tickets are sold at Walgreens for $20 for a 3-day pass beginning April 1st, 2014 (while supplies last). Tickets will be exchanged at the Admission Gates for a wristband.

Where does the festival take place? Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, the Clinton Presidential Park & Heifer International in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What are the driving directions to Riverfest?  From I-30, take the 6th street exit, and make your way north towards Julius Breckling Riverfront Park. To mapquest your drive, use the physical address of 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.

What if it rains?  Riverfest will be presented rain or shine. Performances may be postponed or cancelled if weather conditions are deemed unsafe. Performers & performance times are subject to change without notice. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges.

Blankets and folding chairs are welcome! What isn’t welcome?  NO coolers, containers, cans, food or glass bottles, laser pointers, camelbacks, audio recording devices, professional photography equipment, cameras with detachable lenses, video recorders, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, motorized vehicles of any type, large cane umbrellas or umbrellas with a point, concealed weapons of any type may be brought into Riverfest. All bags/backpacks will be subject to a security search.

Are you a patron with mobility limitations?  Riverfront Park is wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that the grounds are for the most part natural terrain, so if it should rain there will be mud in some places. Riverfest, Inc. does not provide personal care, golf cart rides or push service. We also do no rent wheelchairs, so please come prepared. Accessible portalets are available at each of the portalet areas.

Are pets allowed?  Pets are not allowed on-site unless specially trained to assist the disabled. Owners of service animals are responsible for the animals personal care. For entry, please bring your certificate and place your service animal in the appropriate vest to identify the animal. Service animals must be under the control of their owners at all times & must be on a leash at all times.

Alcohol?  Alcoholic beverages will be sold only to persons 21 years of age or older wearing a Legal I.D. wristband. A different wristband for each day may be obtained at any I.D. Station on-site by showing a valid driver’s license or military I.D. No one under the age of 21 will be served alcoholic beverages. Riverfest reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Re-Entry Procedure?  Patrons may leave and re-enter the festival as many times as they wish throughout the weekend. Wristband must be visible and without damage to gain re-entry.

Where do I park?  For just $4 ($3 with a non-perishable food item to benefit the Arkansas Foodbank) roundtrip, you can ride the Riverfest Shuttle from Riverfest bus stops located in Little Rock on the east side of War Memorial Stadium/AT&T Field at the corner of West Markham and Fair Park (near the Little Rock Zoo) or in North Litte Rock at the parking lot at Lakewood Middle School, 2300 Lakeview Road (behind Target on McCain). The War Memorial shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Main Gateway in Little Rock; the North Little Rock shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Clinton Presidential Center Gateway at 3rd and Kumpuris. There is no charge for the return trip. Most shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Handicapped accessible parking?  Parking spaces located behind City Hall at 500 W. Markham Street in Little Rock or at the corner of Willow and Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock are reserved for vehicles with valid handicapped permits on a first-come, first-served basis. Handicapped access is available on some shuttles, in all parking decks downtown and curbside throughout the downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

What is RiverMoney?  RiverMoney is the festival currency and is non-refundable. RiverMoney must be used for all festival purchases except souvenir items and some artwork. Checks are not accepted. RiverMoney may be purchased at any Arvest RiverBank located throughout the site.

Is there First Aid?  Riverfest has two first aid stations on-site, sponsored by St. Vincent Health System: one located near the Amphitheatre and one at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Remember: Safety First!

It is the policy of the City of Little Rock that individuals not smoke or use tobacco products within the City Parks. The policy includes, but is not limited to, all indoor facilities located within the City Parks as well as all other areas of the City Parks, whether indoor or outdoor. Any person violating this policy may be asked by the City of Little Rock personnel to quit smoking or using tobacco products or asked immediately leave the park or recreational facility. Riverfest requests that festival-goers adhere to the “Tobacco & Smoke Free Parks Policy” within Julius Breckling Riverfront Park & The Clinton Presidential Park.