By Portia Williams
The Portsmouth River Days Festival is set to convene Thursday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The Portsmouth River Days committee has released the schedule and entertainment lineup for this year’s festival.
Tim Angel, chairperson of the Portsmouth River Days Committee, said he anticipates that the annual Portsmouth River Days Festival will continue to improve.
“I’m certainly hoping for a great year. It has been interesting to resume the chairmanship. The community and sponsors have been very receptive and I am very excited to implement several changes in the festival this year. It’s only going to get better,” Angel said.
The entertainment line up for Portsmouth River Days Festival 2014 will include the following:
Thursday, Aug. 28
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Steve Free
7:30-8:30 p.m. Teazer
9 p.m. Shennandoah
Friday, Aug. 29
7:30-8:30 p.m. City Heat
9 p.m. The Return (Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute)
Saturday, Aug. 30
7:30-8:30 Larry Pancake
9 p.m. Eddie Money
Sunday, Aug. 31
6 p.m.-7 p.m. Josh Stewart
7:30-8:30 p.m. The Campbell Sisters
9 p.m.-10 p.m. Doc Roc And The Remedies
According to Angel, in addition to national entertainment, highlights of the festival include the largest Grand Parade and Queen’s Pageant in the state of Ohio.
There will also be a host of other activities during the River Days event, consisting of arts and crafts, children’s activities, petting zoo.
For 52 consecutive years, the residents of Portsmouth and the surrounding area will once again enjoy free entertainment brought to the river front for Labor Day weekend and which marks the end to the summer season.
River Days will conclude with the tradition of a fireworks extravaganza on Sunday Aug. 31.
Angel said the River Days Committee is hopeful those attending will enjoy this great entertainment lineup. Additional announcements regarding Portsmouth River Days is forthcoming, as the date for the festival approaches.
For more information regarding the annual River Days Festival visit the website at: www.portsmouthriverdays.org. Information may also be obtained on the Portsmouth River Days Festival Facebook page.
Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.