Celebrate Life on the Mighty Cumberland River! Stay Tuned for 2024 Details!

The River Festivus is a community event that was created to celebrate life on the mighty Cumberland River in Burkesville, Kentucky. This annual multi-day event offers multiple ways to have fun.

August 16-17 • 2024
Featuring The Marshall Tucker Band!

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The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the explosive testimony of “Ramblin,’” to name but a few.

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Schedule of Events

Friday August 16

4:00 pm • VENDORS OPEN

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm • REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS OPEN

6:00 pm • BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Saturday August 17

7:30 am • 5K REGISTRATION  

9:00 am • 12 MILE RIVER RUN 

9:30 am • 7 MILE RIVER RUN

10:00 am • VENDORS OPEN

10:00 am • RIVERBOAT REVUE

10:30 am • FESTIVUS FLOAT

10:00 am - 4:00 pm • CRUISE-IN

12:00 pm- 4:00 pm • TROUT FISHING TOURNEY

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm • KID’S CASTING DERBY

12:00 pm • JEEP RIDE

1:00 pm • CROSSCUT SAW COMPETITION

2:00 pm • DRY LAND BOAT RACE

4:00 pm • RIVERBOAT REVUE

6:00 pm • BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNER

8:00 pm • THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND


Featured Events

 

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Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors:

don franklin logo

skd logo

southern nest logo

barn lot theater logo

tourism commission logo

news logo

alpine motel logo

partners with pride logo

pharmacy logo

cumberland metal and building products

tyson logo

kingsford logo

river country

tj health logo

duo broadband

citizens bank logo

first farmers logo

kfb logo

burkesville gas logo

united country real estate logo

walmart logo

sounds-good logo

mikes landing logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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