LITTLE ROCK, AR – RiverFest announced today that Oaklawn Gaming will be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 music festival. The three-day music festival will take place during Memorial Day Weekend from May 25 – 27 in downtown Little Rock.

“Oaklawn has incredible passion for entertainment, celebrating Arkansas’s rich history and the community” said Jack Daniels, Event Director. “We are delighted to have the patronage of Oaklawn and all of our sponsors as their support enhances the festival experience for the community,” added Daniels.

This year, headliners will perform on two main stages, one of which is sponsored by Arkansas Federal Credit Union. Taking the stages are Young the Giant, Young Thug, Kip Moore, Jamey Johnson, Highly Suspect, LANY, Margo Price, Echosmith, Steel Union and Levelle Davison.

“RiverFest is a long-time tradition of celebrating music. Each day will feature curated support from 50+ acts across two stages with more headliners to be announced in the coming weeks,” said Daniels. “Attendees can expect to groove to their favorite bands as well as discover new artists and genres,” added Daniels.

RiverFest also discussed some of its family friendly activities scheduled for the event. The Ford Family Fun Zone will be fun for kids of all ages with carnival rides, a Baggo tournament, a banana derby and talented performers and artists, such as street performers and magicians. Disney star Skai Jackson of the hit series Jessie and BUNK’D will be at the event to meet fans.

Weekend passes, including VIP weekend passes, are now available for purchase at Single day tickets will only be available for purchase at the gate. Advance weekend passes begin at $40 and will only be available until April 30. VIP weekend passes begin at $150. A limited amount of VIP passes will offer passholders unlimited re-entry, special seating, exclusive lounges and more benefits.

Press applications will be available April16 and can be found on The deadline to apply for credentials is May 11.

RiverFest is thankful for its additional sponsors: Rock City Harley-Davidson, Rock Region Metro, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Lasik Vision Institute and Downtown Little Rock Marriott, RiverFest’s Preferred Hotel.

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RiverFest, Presented By Oaklawn Gaming, is Arkansas’s largest outdoor music festival. In February 2018, Universal Fairs announced its revival of this long-time Arkansas tradition. The 2018 festival will take place during Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27, 2018. The three-day music festival features headliners: Young the Giant, Young Thug, Kip Moore, Highly Suspect, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Echosmith, Rachel Potter and Levelle Davison. Additional artists will be announced soon. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter or Instagram: @ARKRiverFest and find us on Facebook: RiverFestArkansas.