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rivergate Festival

April 18-20, 2024

Join us in the heart of the Mississippi Delta for a weekend of art, music, contests, and loads of FUN!  This makes over 30 years for this local Downtown Party, where everyone's invited. 


Activities include the a BBQ Competition to rival all cook-offs, live entertainment all weekend long, and not to mention the best Crawfish this side of the Mississippi! 

This festival is free to the public, with food & childrens activities available for purchase. 


You do not want to miss the 31st Annual Rivergate Festival!

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Woolfolk Farms

Registration for BBQ Teams and Arts & Craft Vendors is officially CLOSED!

Schedule of Events

*Please check back often, subject to change
Thursday, April 18
  • 5:00pm: Crawfish Alley Opens

  • 5:00pm:  Black Dogg Band on the Main Stage

  • 5:30pm: Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Rivergate Park Improvement Project

  • 7:30pm:  Bonfire Orchestra on the Main Stage

Friday, April 19
  • 4:00pm: Children's Activities Open

  • 4:00pm: Craft & Food Vendors, Cooking Teams Load In

  • 5:00pm: Crawfish Alley Opens

  • 5:00pm: Memphis Jones on the Main Stage

  • 5:00pm: Delta Heart on the Gateway to the Blues Stage at Mural Park

  • 7:00pm:  Ribbon Cutting on the Gateway to the Blues Stage of the new Mural Park!

  • 7:30pm:  Party Planet on the Main Stage

  • 7:30pm:  Bre Wooten on the Gateway to the BluesStage

  • All entertainment is free to the public!

  • Rivergate Park & Town of Tunica Curfew is at midnight Friday April 19. 

Saturday, April 20
  • 10:00am: BBQ Contest begins

  • 10:00am:  Childrens Activities open to the public

  • 10:00am:  Pam & Terry on the Main Stage

  • 10:00am:  Neil Davis on the Gateway to the Blues Stage

  • 11:00am: Crawfish Alley Opens...they will sell until it's gone!

  • 1:00pm: Proud Hound on the Main Stage

  • 1:00pm:  KC Conner on the Gateway to the Blues Stage

  • 3:00pm:  BBQ Contest Winners Announced.

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Live music all weekend!

Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday during BBQ Cook-off!  

With a little bit of everything for everyone, we are excited to celebrate the music of our local Mississippi Delta culture with R&B, Blues, and Country music all weekend long!

2024 marks the first year that we will offer TWO stages with live music all weekend long!  

Special thanks to our Main Stage Sponsors the Town of Tunica, and the Tunica CVB.

The Gateway to the Blues Stage at Mural Park, sponsored by the Tunica County Convention & Visitors Bureau and AES Corporation will host a variety of local musicians that are proud to call The Delta home!

Crawfish Alley!

Over 15,000 pounds of Grade A Louisiana Crawfish

Last year the Crawfish Crew set a record by selling 16,000 pounds of Crawfish!  Come out again this year to see what the crew is cookin' up.  Click on the link below to get all the info for this year's Alley. 

2023 Crawfish Alley Pricing Flyer

**PLEASE NOTE** in an effort to provide a better experience for all our guests, the Crawfish Crew is not allowing coolers to be brought in and filled with crawfish on Thursday or Friday.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this change.

If you would like to get package pricing on wristbands please click the link below:

2023 Crawfish Alley Sponsorship Packages

Click here to purchase sponsorship packages online

Join the Crawfish Alley Facebook Page to stay up to date!


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