If you were anticipating the annual River Fest music Festival in Gadsden this year – you’re going to be a little disappointed, city officials say the event won’t be held this year.
The festival lost money the last two years, and city officials decided against granting rights for organizers to stage the event in 2015.
The River Fest Community and Economic Development Corp. had hoped to transform the event into a combination event featuring Christian, rock and country artists, with a lower admission price.
But Mayor Sherman Guyton says he and the council had decided against having the event in 2015.
The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County had hosted the event. That ended in 2014 after the festival lost money for the second straight year.
The mayor says he hopes River Fest can return in 2016. The event was first held in 1986
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