Houston-based Splice Records and St. Arnold Brewery partner up for their third annual music fest alongside the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Aug. 21, 2017) – Splice Records is thrilled to announce that tickets are selling fast for the third annual River Revival Music Fest taking place the weekend of Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017 along the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas. In collaboration with Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the annual fest was created as 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.
This year’s music lineup will 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. For a preview of the music lineup, listen to the River Revival Spotify playlist. For a glimpse at the fun, check out the new promo video about the festival:
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.
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, family activities and puppet shows and natural live art exhibits by Journey Through. There will also be a One-Pot Cook-Off Competition on Saturday, where six cooking teams will come up with one dish that is made in one pot using only one flame. The teams can cook a cold dish off-site, or on-site, but it must fit in one pot. If teams do cook on-site, they can start any time after 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, and the dish must be ready for the campers around 6 or 7 p.m. Utensils will be supplied. Lastly, there will be a group float provided by an outside outfitter for an extra cost. It comes with tube rental, pickup and drop-off, and attendees can float back to the campgrounds and stop at the stage as the music starts. Attendees are also invited to float on their own throughout weekend.
River Revival giveaways and prizes include the “Most Creative Campsite Award” and the “King & Queen Campers Awards.” The winners will receive a prize and get crowned the official king and queen of River Revival. It is the highest honor and it comes with a lot of respect. More awards include the “Should’ve Been at Woodstock Award” where the most down-to-earth hippy soul will win. Campers seeking a prize are advised to “come natural, come happy and spread peace … and you will win a prize.” Other prizes are the “Best Hat Award” and “Most Creative Style Award” where attendees with costumes and colored attire will win. Lastly, campers will vote on their favorite dish in the One-Pot Cook-Off Competition.
“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.”
“Friday night we have Grammy Award winner Alvin Youngblood Hart bringing his trio to the stage,” said Brennan. “He is a musician’s musician who has a long history of incredible songs with a rootsy Mississippi Delta blues sound that is unique to modern music. His guitar and songwriting will give our campers that balance of music that is meant to be heard in nature around a campfire.”
“We are not trying to be the biggest festival or the loudest, we are just trying to be the most fun,” says Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan. “The camping and the Guadalupe River are what separates us from other festivals. River Revival is so much more than a music fest, the combination of the music and river is our recipe for a special weekend.”
Clean and maintained showers are available on-site, but they do require quarters for operation. The campgrounds provide firewood and ice, and there is also a small store on site. Campers are allowed to bring their own supplies as well. Tent campers will have a reserved campsite that will be made specifically for them. There will be a family area sectioned off for attendees with children. At check-in, the campsite number and itinerary will be provided. RV and motorhome spaces are also available on a first-come-first-serve basis but are very limited. The 30-amp RV premium campsites come with a one-time $95 additional cost which can be purchased during the ticket checkout experience.
“We do our best to show our true selves while offering pure southern hospitality to the festival-goers by cooking for them, floating with them, offering them cold tasty beverages and performing for them live at night,” said Brennan. “The stage is right next to a flowing river and the food, drink and river time are all inclusive. Not only can you bring your own (fill in the blank), we also provide the campers with free meals and complimentary beverages.”