The Ninth Annual Tribute to the River celebration takes over Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Saturday. Pictured at center, the sternwheeler the P.A. Denny and pictured far left, AEP’s Mountain State towboat. Both vessels, along with many others, were open for tours.
Those gathered at the Tribute to the River stand for the memorial service and wreath ceremony honoring deceased river men and river women.
Jack Fowler of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, at right, is made a honorary admiral of the Kanawha River Navy on Saturday. Pictured alongside Fowler is the original telegraph from the P.A. Denny which will now be housed in the river museum.
Bela and Linda Berty, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., preparing to perform as Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt — the first couple to take a steamboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.
Rodney Atkins performs one of his many hits on Friday at Peck Fest.
The crowd on Friday night at Peck Fest during Rodney Atkins’ set.
Rodney Atkins, at center, opens his show at Peck Fest.
The crowd at Peck Fest on Saturday night.
Joe Diffie entertains the crowd with both new and old school country music.
Rodney Atkins brings the crowd to its feet on Friday night.
Joe Diffie sings one of his many hits on Saturday at Peck Fest.
Rodney Atkins headlines Friday night’s Peck Fest lineup.
Many of the headliners showed up to “meet-and-greets” with fans and locals at Peck Fest. Pictured are Joe Diffie with Brad Deal of Brad Deal Catering who also provided food for the entertainers.
Joe Diffie closes out the inaugural Peck Fest on Saturday. Organizer Garry Peck says he’s already working on next year’s concert to be held at Kanawha River Campground.
Garry Peck of Mason County, pictured far left, is the organizer of Peck Fest and owner of Kanawha River Campground where the event took place. Peck, as well as wife Karrie and sons Garrett and Brody, are pictured with Friday’s Peck Fest headliner Rodney Atkins.