It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate the end of summer and the start of autumn at the Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 17. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until at least 5 p.m.
The annual event, held at the Eva Beach Day Use Area of NBF State Park, is entering its 18th year. The last festival was in 2019, as the festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Last year’s event unfortunately was canceled due to bad weather.
“We are looking forward to a great event this year! Hopefully the weather will be perfect for a music festival,” said Malinda Florence, event organizer and a member of the Friends of NBF State Park. “We want to thank the Tennessee River Resort District for their continued support. Without the TRRD, we would not be able to do this. We also thank Steve French with SRF Productions for being our sound man all these years.”
Haley Flowers, of Camden, will kick off the festival at 10 a.m., followed by guitarist Tony Florence, an employee of NBF State Park. Steve Patterson and the J-Town Ramblers are joining the festival this year. Originally from Camden, Steve has lots of friends and fans of his music in West Tennessee.
Jordan Skoda and the Sellouts from Union City will be followed by Geezer from Clarksville. At approximately 2 p.m., Michael Daniel, from Humphreys County, will be joined by his WTPR friends and fellow musicians.
Dixie Antebellum, known locally as the Front-Porch Pickers, will be on stage at approximately 3 p.m., followed by the Tommy Akers Band. Rounding out the evening will be Boogie Siler and Risky Business.
Music isn’t the only thing going on that day! Activities for children are planned, and arts/crafts and food vendors will be present with some great merchandise and festival food. If you love older cars, the Camden Legends Cruisers Car Club will be there, so go look at some beautiful vintage vehicles.
Admission is free and open to the public. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day with the grand prize guitar drawing following Risky Business.
Come out to enjoy the last days of summer with us! Bring your lawn chair and sunscreen and settle in for a relaxing day of music and fun at Eva Beach. For more information, call NBF State Park at 731-593-6445.