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While the focus of wave and water action during the FIBArk Whitewater Festival is always the Arkansas River, there are plenty of other activities during the Arkansas River Valley’s premier four-day summer festival. Riverside Park in Salida is the epicenter of the music scene at the bandshell. For the full schedule visit:

The music schedule begins tonight, Thursday, June 16. The concerts are a combination of free events and admission by fee music events; with all music events free for those ages 18 and under and 65+ (ID’s will be required to confirm attendees are within those age categories).

Free Entry Music Events:

5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 At the Water Tower

7:30 p.m.  Thursday, June 16  Round House Assembly

12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 Float Like a Buffalo

2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19   The Jauntee

$5/Online Fee ($10 at the gate) Events:

3:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 Joe Johnson & the Wildfires

5:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 Leadville Cherokee

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17 Tejon Street Corner Thieves

3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 Drunken Hearts

5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 The Altitones

7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 Big Sam’s Funky Nation

For online ticket purchases go to:

Featured image: Concerts in Riverside Park during afternoons and evenings are musical highlights during FIBArk. AVV file photo.