Christie Matthews

Portfest Is Going ” Old School” This Year

Portfest Is Going ” Old School” This Year

104.9 The Fox welcomes The Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee, Jo Dee Messina and Eddy Raven to the 32nd  Annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival on June 7-8.  Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Portfest is held on the banks of the White River at beautiful Jacksonport State Park, three miles north of Newport off Hwy. 69  Tickets for June 7 are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids six and under get in free.  Arkansas band Riverbilly will take the stage at 5:30 p.m.  Conlee performs at 7 p.m. followed by the Bellamy Brothers at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets for June 8 are $10 either in advance or at the gate before 4 p.m.; they will increase to $15 at the gate after 4 p.m.  Kids six and under get in free.  Music starts at 5:30 p.m.  Eddy Raven is set for 7 p.m. followed by Jo Dee Messina at 8:30 p.m. with the fireworks extravaganza ending the show.  Tickets will go on sale by May 1 at outlets throughout the region including Searcy, Batesville, Jonesboro and Newport.  Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs!  Coolers are welcome, but there will be a $10 cooler fee at the gate.  Free parking.  You can see a complete list of scheduled events here.

 

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