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RivahFest is June 21 in Tappahannock

There is something for everyone at the 12th RivahFest Summer Solstice Festival in Tappahannock from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21.

No one will be going home from the festival without having sampled and experienced one or more of the four main entertainment and musical features and this year’s lineup has been refined after many years of fine tuning.

For the second year under WRAR and WNNT management, Rich Morgan and Terry Brooks start the search for new talent that culminates in the RivahFest Idol competition on Stage One at Prince Street and Water Lane at 11 a.m. The 45-contestant field has been narrowed to 10 finalists. The winner also will sing at 3 p.m. on Stage One.

Meanwhile on Stage Two on St. Margaret’s School campus, a different music beat is offered by the Eastern Virginia Christian Music Association, a showcase of unique gospel music bands, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lineup includes Strait Up, Forgiven, Newfish, Grace Baptist Praise Band and the Morris Family Gospel Singers. More bands are being added as RivahFest draws near.

Back to Stage One at 12:30 p.m., Cedar Creek Band, a country music group that has been wowing the RivahFest crowd for many years. Original country and top 40 country and classic rock stream the airwaves at each performance. It has been voted top country band for numerous years in Maryland and Virginia.

The headliner band for the evening is the Mark Roberts Band from Myrtle Beach, which will play from 3:30-7:30 p.m. This band plays the best funk, blues, rock and roll, Motown, beach, and country.

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posted 06.04.2014

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