2018 Riverfront Blues Festival
Dates: 6/22/2018 - 6/23/2018
Times: All Day
Venue: Harry E. Kelley Park (Riverfront Park)
121 Riverfront Drive Fort Smith, AR 72901

2018 Lineup


Austin Calvillo

The Wanda Watson Band

Hadden Sayers


Gary Hutchison & Kirby Kelley

The Eric Mathews Band

Victor Wainwright & The Train

Brains Band

Where: The Riverfront Blues Festival is held outdoors at the Harry E. Kelley Park (Riverfront Park), located at 121 Riverfront Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

Admission: Adults pay $15 for a one-day pass or $25 for both days; Kids 12 and under get in FREE with an adult.

Parking: Public Parking lots are located within walking distance of the venue and metered spaces along Garrison Avenue are FREE after 5 PM. 

FREE paved bike parking located near the entrance gate; first come first serve basis.

NO PARKING at Miss Laura's Visitor Center across the street between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM. Afterward, festival attendees are welcome to park here for FREE; first come first serve bases; do not move "Reserved for Fort Smith CVB Staff," and absolutely no parking on the grass or your vehicle WILL be towed.

Other Details:

For your comfort, festival attendees are allowed to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Your driver’s license is required to buy alcoholic beverages.

No camping

No personal ice chests/coolers.

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, in which case the show may pause and resume due to weather conditions. No alternate location will be used and no rescheduling of the festival will occur.

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.