WICHITA, Kansas – It’s been a smooth ride as the Riverfest comes to an end. Over the past week, festival goers have had a swinging good time.
“It’s been safe, it felt good and it has included I think just about everybody,” said Mary Beth Jarvis, president/CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc.
Taking a look back at the rundown, Riverfest officials did everything they could to make this year’s acts stand out.
Starting on Sunday it was a night of rock with Joan Jett and the Black Hearts.
“We came right back with Tamela Mann and a huge Gospel Fest show,” said Jarvis. “Wednesday night with Grand Master Flash [was] the most blended crowd I’ve ever seen.”
Blended and diverse, the Riverfest was intended to unite not only a community but an entire city;
“Clearly the goal is, you ought to be able to see yourself in a Riverfest,” said Jarvis. “And something you love at riverfest no matter who you are and every year we need to keep improving on that.”
Riverfest concluded with a concert on the Kennedy Plaza and laser light show.