Riverfront Blues Festival
The Riverfront Blues Festival, LTD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to preserve and promote the blues.
Thank you blues fans for another successful festival. Our 25th year was special to a lot of people and we appreciate the continued support of the public, our sponsors, volunteers and artists.
Several people have asked about festival t-shirts and we do have a few left. As soon as we sort through the sizes and colors those will be posted here for sale.
Stay tuned for upcoming events this fall including information on a Blues in the Schools event featuring 2014 festival performers The Peterson Brothers.
More pictures to come. Thank you to our great photographers Bob Dyer, Clayton Taylor and Kirby Bland.
General Festival Information
The Riverfront Blues Festival venue is Harry E. Kelley Park, located at the corner of Clayton Expressway and North A, Fort Smith, AR 72903. Click here for directions.
- Admission is $10 per day. Kids 12 and under get in FREE with an adult.
- FREE paved bike parking located near the entrance gate, first come first serve basis.
- For your comfort bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen!
- Your driver’s license is required to buy alcoholic beverages.
- No camping, coolers, no camcorders or recording devices.
- No pets please.
- Absolutely no swimming or wading in the Arkansas River.
- No access to the festival by boat.
In case of inclement weather, the show will continue on stage with the exception of severely heavy rains, dangerous conditions, high winds or lightning. The show may pause and resume due to weather conditions. No alternate location will be used and no rescheduling of the festival will occur.
About the Riverfront Blues Society
The Riverfront Blues Society offers a wide variety of ways you or your organization can get involved and help out. Everything from vendor opportunities at the Annual Riverfront Blues Festival to volunteering your time as a member, making a charitable financial donation toward the Barry Ratliff Scholarship Award, or sponsoring our Blues in the Schools program. Join the cause. Become a member. Become a vendor. Or, become a sponsor and help the Blues Society continue to improve and enrich our communities via the Blues.
Do you own a business and want to become a vendor at the upcoming Riverfront Blues Festival?
Would you like to become a sponsor for our Blues in the Schools program or the annual Riverfront Blues Festival?
If so, click here and complete review the various levels of Riverfront Blues Sponsorship that are available.
You can earn everything from Blues Bucks to Backstage Passes – and there’s more! Stage acknowledgement as well as television and print advertisement opportunities are also available for our prestigious King Cotton-level sponsors.
Are you interested in donating your time or money in order to help move the mission along?
Don’t hesitate to get started. Our members are actively working to promote the Blues in our schools and communities! Just tell us you’re interested, and we’ll give you all the details!
Thanks to our Sponsors!