POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta kicks off Thursday at Riverfront Park and continues through the grand finale of fireworks on Saturday night.
This celebration of life and fun along the river will include free performances by up-and-coming Nashville artists John King and Brothers Osborne.
King is the first to take the regatta stage at Riverfront Park with his show starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. King’s current single, “Tonight Tonight” has been one of the most added songs to radio over the past few weeks. Brothers Osborne, who perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, are on tour with Eric Church and their current single, “Rum,” is on the charts and climbing. The duo also had another country song that charted titled,“Lets Go There.”
In addition, local talent will be showcased during the 33rd annual Country Showdown (see accompanying story on page one).
Though the regatta has been famous for its musical acts since booking Tim McGraw many years ago, it’s also known for its pageants, parade, 5K run, fireworks and tons of free fun aimed at families.
A complete listing of events is below:
Thursday, June 26: 6:30 p.m., regatta pageants on the main stage at Riverfront Park; 8:30 p.m., Nashville artist John King performs a free concert on the main stage at Riverfront Park.
Friday, June 27: 6 p.m., pretty baby contest and pageants continue on the main stage at Riverfront Park; 8:30 p.m., Nashville artists Brothers Osborne perform a free concert on the main stage at Riverfront Park.
Saturday, June 28: 8 a.m., City Ice and Fuel 5k River Run, registration from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., across from Point Pleasant River Museum, race day registration cost is $15; 11 a.m., regatta parade on Main Street, lineup is 10 a.m. starting at Mason County Board of Education offices on Main Street, there is no registration required to participate; car show immediately follows parade on Main Street; noon to 4 p.m., Kid’s Day fun at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park; 2 p.m., line throw on Main Street; 5 p.m., WBYG Country Showdown at Riverfront Park; 10 p.m., fireworks; immediately after fireworks at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, festival favorite Rockin Reggie keeps the party going and spins a special mix of music.
As always, games for kids, food concessions and unique vendors will also be on hand at the regatta.
For more information or to find registration forms for various events, go to the Regatta’s website at www.pointpleasantregatta.org.