Hello friends, welcome to the official website of The River Arkansas
The River Arkansas is a band made up of some of the finest musicians on the Colorado front range. Fronted by Mike Clark, the band delivers a mixture of heartfelt country, blues, folk, and Americana, inspired by the Arkansas River.
Folk and Flannel fest presented by Upadowna
About: The Folk’n’Flannel is a unique festival & fundraiser for the outdoor adventure nonprofit UpaDowna. Festival-goers are welcomed to Camp Shady Brook with numerous activities waiting, corn hole tournaments beginning, Beer & Yoga Classes, music going, whiskey tastings, and beer flowing. Tent, car camping, lodge, and glamping campers are escorted to their tent or lodge sites and they can set up their camping areas. A BBQ family-style dinner is offered at night with s’mores for dessert. Various bands will play Saturday night at “intimate” settings with amphitheater-like seating. Pancakes are served the next morning and multiple UpaDowna activities like fat biking, stand up paddleboarding, SUP Yoga, hiking, and fly fishing are available throughout the day, ending at around 2pm. Festival-goers will also get the opportunity to pay and register for a corn hole tournament or even a “Facial Hair Frenzy” beard and mustache competition.
get tickets at upadowna.org
Lost Sierra Hoedown
It's hard to find this festival but it's easy to find a good time at it! So many great bands! Just go visit lostsierrahoedown.com to find out for yourself
Sheather Fest in Knights Ferry CA
all info is still TBD
just drive to Knights Ferry CA on this date and you'll find great tunes and a river to swim in!
Feather River Hot Springs w/ Willie Watson
Oh Yeah! We're opening for Willie Watson at the Hot Springs. How much better can life get?
featherriverhotsprings.com (925) 783-2913
Fall Harvest Brew Fest
Fall Harvest Brewfest: an epic one stop, unlimited sipping experience!
When: GA Admission starts at 5:00 with VIP doors at 4pm, Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Where: Lincoln Center in Old Town Fort Collins
VIP Tickets: $55.00 - limited ticket VIP event from 4pm-5pm before general admission doors open
General Tickets: $37.50
Tickets on Sale Now! Early bird ticket pricing is $5 off through August 5th. Tickets go up $5 day-of the event! So get ’em early folks!
We're so stoked to be heading back to one of our favorite venues in Colorado, The Historic Gold Hill Inn! 9pm 10$
more info at goldhillinn.com
Master Recording Class featuring Mike Clark
Join us for a Master Class with Russ Long, Nashville Producer/Engineer with special guest Mike Clark from The Haunted Wind Chimes & The River Arkansas.
There will be many give aways such as studio microphones & head phones.
Each attendee will leave with a multitrack Protools file of a song played by Mike Clark’s band. They can submit a mix to enter a contest for the best mix of the song and the grand prize is a set of JBL studio monitors!
Don’t wait to sign up because space is limited… 40 seats available!
Early registration is $50 if you sign up by 8/27/18 $75 if you sign up after 8/27/18
Click here to sign up: http://perfectworldmusic.com/events/
Russ Long Bio:
Russ has engineered and produced a wide variety of music and film projects.
He engineered the hits “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes” by Sixpence None The Richer. He has recorded and/or mixed albums by Wilco, Newsboys, Over the Rhine, Relient K, Dolly Parton, Jim Brickman, Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman.
His film credits include the soundtracks to The Sapphires, Girl Interrupted, Here On Earth, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and She's All That.
Russ has done 5.1 mixes for Allison Moorer, David Crowder and Mercy Me and is in demand as an engineer for live sound recordings having multi-tracked live performances for Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Luke Bryan and Guy Clark. Over the past decade Russ has mixed numerous high-profile events and has been part of the audio team for numerous broadcast events events including 2018 Grammy Awards.
He spent 12 years as an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University and is now an adjunct at Lipscomb University where he teaches music technology.
tumbleweed music festival
Making our Debut at Tumbleweed Music Festival in Garden city Kansas. check the lineup and get tickets at
Custer County Cowboy Gathering
Want to hear some great country western tunes and authentic cowboy poetry? No better place than the Custer County Cowboy Gathering!
info at custercountycowboygathering.com
RIVER ON THE RIVER music fest!
HECK YES!! RIVER ON THE RIVER! we have been working with the good folks at River runners rafting company to bring you and amazing music fest and adventure packed weekend!
go visit whitewater.net for more info
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest
We're happy to be making our debut performance at Bohemian Nights New West Fest!
We'll be on the Old Town Stage at 7:45 pm!! see you there
Live at the Lariat
We are going to record a live album at the Lariat in Buena Vista CO! expect a larger band featuring string arrangements and horn sections and big time sounds!
more info TBA
Jamestown Mercantile live music throwdown
We're going to be doing a run through practice of our Live recording at the Jamestown Merc! 6-9pm expect some horns and some strings and some dancing and some great food!
The River Arkansas at Palisade Bluegrass and Rooots festival
We are so excited to Play the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots fest this year. We will be rocking an early set so come on out and dance that breakfast off!
Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & Barbeque
Monday May 28
Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & Barbeque Featuring
THE GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS
THE RIVER ARKANSAS - BENYARO - RUSS CHAPMAN
Menu features: Smoked Salmon - Apple Cider Brisket w/ all the fixins
Noon - 5:oopm $20 for music - $15 more for barbecue Cash - no credit cards
Please -No dogs, coolers or outside alcohol - car pool if you can, park responsibly in town. Thanks!
The River Arkansas first annual OMBAGADU fest!
acts include The River Arkansas, Fox and the Bird, Jacob Metcalf, Aja Black, IN/PLANES
More details coming soon!
Deerprint Wine La veta CO
We're back at deerprint wine in lovely La Veta CO!
show starts at 6pm
limited seating so get there early
Fort Collins FOCOMX
We're playing at my favorite brewery for one of our favorite festivals! Odell Brewing! FOCOMX!!
Frozen dead guy days
We'll be closing the night out at this chilly mountain festival in the Bacon, Bourbon, and Brews tent! 3B
6pm see ya there