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Country Music band Little Texas, whose hits including "Kick a Little" and "God Blessed Texas" helped earn them the Academy of Country Music Award's 1994 Vocal Group of the Year, will headline a free concert on Saturday, March 23, at the Edgewater Riverfest.
The Riverfest kicks off on Friday, March 22, with carnival rides at Kennedy Park from 6 to 10 p.m. and entertainment by Brickyard Road on the main stage at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, business vendors will line Riverside Drive, between Kennedy Park and Menard May Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taking advantage of the riverfront location, the event will also get people out on the water. On Saturday, there will be kayaks and stand up paddleboards for people to try free as well as kayak and paddleboard races, which are free and open to all ages. People also will be able to cheer on their city's team in the Mayor's Cup Challenge at 2:30 p.m. at Menard Park.
The second annual Tug Boat Race will highlight Sunday's events at Menard Park. That race starts at noon, but people can get there early and enjoy a pancake breakfast prepared by Cudas Unhooked.
The event also features an Arts & Crafts Show that will run both March 23 and March 24. The carnival will be open Friday night, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be local entertainment featured on the Menard May Park stage all day Saturday and then the main stage music will get started at 4:30 p.m. with two opening bands to warm up the crowd for Little Texas.
Attendees should bring lawn chairs on Saturday, March 23, and plan to spend the afternoon and evening enjoying music on the shores of the Indian River. Grab some delicious food from one of the gourmet food trucks and relax as the sun sets.