Show will go on for third annual River Revival Music Fest

Despite marketing efforts being on hold due to Hurricane Harvey, Houston-based Splice Records and Saint Arnold Brewing Company forge ahead for the third annual music fest this Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in New Braunfels

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept. 15, 2017) – Hurricane Harvey may have put a pause on marketing efforts but the “show will go on” for the River Revival Music Fest taking place the weekend of Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017 along the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas.River Revival Music Fest

The annual fest was created by Houston-based indie label Splice Records, and in collaboration with Saint Arnold Brewing Company, is a place for music lovers to share good times, great tunes and camaraderie, while enjoying all of the beauty that Texas nature has to offer alongside the mighty Guadalupe River. Located at the KL Ranch Camp-On the River campgrounds in New Braunfels, the fest features music genres such as folk, Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin rock, Funkadelic, Gypsy jazz, blues and Texas roots music.

The event is sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka, Topo Chico, Kickin’ Kombucha, Hi-Ball Energy Drink, Envoy Mortgage, C&D RV, Zanavara, Kaelin Customs, Southern Drinking Club and Texas Direct Insurance. Limited tickets are still available for the festival.

“Splice Records has remained quite silent for the past two weeks about the festival, as it did seem to be low on the list of priorities with the hurricane efforts in Houston,” said Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan. “For the past few weeks, we at Splice have shifted our resources, our energy and our relationships to pushing the ‘Hang in There Houston’ campaign with our dear friend and colleague Chad Ehlinger, the man responsible for the artwork and the branding of the last two River Revival festivals.”

Hang in There Houston logoEhlinger’s “Hang in There Houston” logo went viral and the artwork inspired many Houstonians in recent weeks. One person in particular, Jeremy Jordan, owner of The Southern Drinking Club (and a new vendor at River Revival this year), quickly contacted Splice. He asked if they would like to collaborate and make use of their time by putting the logo on shirts and donating 100 percent of the net proceeds to local charities and flood victims. As the collaboration was starting to form, another local Houston company, Night Owl Print Shop, wanted to take on the task of printing and shipping the shirts to the people who donated.

“Splice Records headquarters did take on some rain but for four days we battled it with a broom,” said Brennan. “We also did a little roof work during the storm and there was no significant damage to any equipment or the company resources. So instead we set a goal of trying to raise a couple thousand dollars for flood victims and to our surprise we have raised over $15,000 in donated relief funds. The campaign will continue until the shirts are gone. We hope to have a few extra to give away for some of our winners for the River Revival contests.”

Ehlinger’s “Hang in There Houston” logo went viral and the artwork inspired many Houstonians in recent weeks. One person in particular, Jeremy Jordan, owner of The Southern Drinking Club (and a new vendor at River Revival this year), quickly contacted Splice. He asked if they would like to collaborate and make use of their time by putting the logo on shirts and donating 100 percent of the net proceeds to local charities and flood victims. As the collaboration was starting to form, another local Houston company, Night Owl Print Shop, wanted to take on the task of printing and shipping the shirts to the people who donated.

“Splice Records headquarters did take on some rain but for four days we battled it with a broom,” said Brennan. “We also did a little roof work during the storm and there was no significant damage to any equipment or the company resources. So instead we set a goal of trying to raise a couple thousand dollars for flood victims and to our surprise we have raised over $15,000 in donated relief funds. The campaign will continue until the shirts are gone. We hope to have a few extra to give away for some of our winners for the River Revival contests.”

This year’s festival lineupwill include Pimps of Joytime, Alvin YoungBlood Hart, John Evans, Henry and the Invisibles, Tomar and the FCs, Emily Bell, Ancient Cat Society, Craig Kinsey, Pecos Hank, Say Girl Say, Vodi, Monoceja, The New Offenders, Maggie Belle Band, The Space Villains, The Tomes, Heath Ledet, The Anjali Project, and AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse. The main stage live shows will be on Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening and during late night “unplugged” acoustic sets.

Tickets for the weekend are $175 per person, $295 for a two-person bundle, and children under 10 are free. Day tickets are also available for Saturday only. The all-inclusive weekend ticket includes two-night tent camping stay at riverside camping, three communal meals, live daytime and nighttime campfire concerts, free Saturday morning yoga session and complimentary beverages during the music and brunch. Food for the weekend will be curated by Chef Lindsey Fuquen. Fuquen has been cooking since she was six years old. Traveling all over the world, she picked up an eclectic palate at the age of three and a knack for cooking.

Each year River Revival draws in more than 500 conscious campers, all gathered to partake in a variety of activities geared towards bringing people together for a good time. Activities such as intimate campfire concerts, hiking, river floating, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, rope swings, fishing, various workshops on reptile handling, beekeeping and nature identification with a true master naturalist, live transcendental meditative music mixed with morning yoga sessions with Christi Workman of Hi/Lo Kick Studios, kids music class and performance by AndyRoo and the Andyrooniverse on Saturday. There will also be a One-Pot Cook-Off Competition on Friday, where six cooking teams will come up with one dish that is made in one pot using only one flame.River Revival

“Every year we like to sign at least one blues legend to our lineup, bands who are on the rise, or artists who have impressed us on any size stage in the year leading up to River Revival,” said Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan. “This year we have added the best live band in country to the bill, Pimps of Joytime, from Brooklyn, New York. They are a multi-genre funky mash up that I saw live for the first time three years ago at JazzFest. Ever since that first show, I have followed them and seen them on every occasion that I could. The problem was that every time would require me to be in New Orleans. That triggered my will, and I was determined to change that. I made it a dream of mine to be the one to bring them to Texas to have them play live at River Revival. The energy from their live performance combined with their unique mixture of funky soul has me profoundly excited to announce that the Pimps of Joytime will be closing the main stage and headlining this year’s festival.”