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Tomar Williams of Tomar and the FCs, a Soul band from Austin, perform at the 2017 River Revival Music Festival. Photos courtesy of Splice Records

River Revival Music Festival returns

Friday, July 27, 2018

Splice Records is thrilled to announce their fourth annual River Revival Music Fest the weekend of Sept. 27 - 30, along the Guadalupe River at the KL Ranch Camp's “On the River” and “Cliffside” campgrounds in quaint and quiet New Braunfels. 

In collaboration with St. Arnold’s Brewery, River Revival was created as a place for music lovers to share great times, music, memories and camaraderie, while enjoying what the beauty the Texas Hill Country has to offer alongside the mighty Guadalupe River. Splice Records is excited to announce that the annual festival has now expanded to three full days of music, camping, nature, floating and fun. Another very exciting addition to the fest is the new food program presented by Houston-based Chef Adam Dorris of Presidio and Pax Americana. Chef Dorris will be bringing his culinary expertise to the campgrounds to provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks to festival goers with the purchase of their all-inclusive festival ticket.

"Having Adam Dorris, his team and his food trucks handling over 3,000 meals served is no simple feat,” said Splice founder and owner Shaun Brennan. “It is a task he is willing to handle and we are honored to have him. I am always excited to see the people, to listen to the bands but this year there will be a cooking display put on like no other seen before on the River Revival ‘Lawn.’" 

The Food program at River Revival is unique in comparison to other Texas festivals in the fact that all the meals are complementary and communal. 

"We wanted our festival to stand out by replicating camping trips I took as a kid, when coolers were open to everyone and the meals were made, served and ate together as one big happy family,” Brennan said.

In addition to the food program, River Revival will be announcing their music line up on Monday, Aug. 6. The festival features music genres such as folk, Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, honky-tonk, Latin rock, funkadelic, zydeco, soul and Texas roots music. Tickets went on sale July 16 and can be purchased online

Each year River Revival draws in more than 1,000 conscious campers, all gathered to partake in a variety of activities geared towards bringing people together for a good time. Activities include intimate campfire concerts, hiking, river floating, canoeing, various workshops, morning yoga sessions, kids music class, activities and puppet shows, natural live art exhibits by Journey Through, fire dancing, One Pot Cooking Competition, River Revival giveaways and prizes and so much more.

“River Revival has grown at a very nice pace, and every year seems better than the last,” said Brennan. “We have a strong feeling this year’s event will be no exception. The music and the river have both always been amazing, but this year the Art and Food Programs will be equally fascinating.”

Whether you camp every weekend or you have never slept in a tent before, River Revival offers a bright light departure with carefully curated artists to enhance everyone’s experience. The design of the festival was created with adults in mind, though children under 10 are free and welcomed to attend. Families with children will be assigned a campsite in the family area or across the street at the quieter K&L Cliffside.

The River Revival Music Festival takes place in New Braunfels at Kl Ranch Camp and is a family-friendly, nature-centric music festival.

Tickets are all-inclusive and will be priced at $275 for a three-day pass, $195 for a two-day pass and $100 for a one-day pass. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available also. If interested, contact Splice Records at splicerecordsllc@gmail.com

Splice Records was founded in 2014 by a Texas businessman and film producer Shaun Brennan, along with Houston musician and philosopher Craig Kinsey, who fronted the wildly popular and award-winning band The Sideshow Tramps. The pair celebrated the partnership in July 2014 during a sold-out soft launch at Houston’s legendary Fitzgerald's for the release of Kinsey's "American Roots & Machines" album. Kinsey and Brennan continue to expand the label by signing Pecos Hank Schyma, John Evans, Ancient Cat Society and Arthur Yoria. For more information on Splice Records, go to thier website.

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