Five years ago, Splice Records founded River Revival Music Festival to create the ultimate camping trip for its attendees and to provide a place to discover great music, camaraderie and new experiences all the while relishing in the immense beauty that Texas nature has to offer. Located along the mighty Guadalupe River in the quaint town of New Braunfels, Texas, River Revival was designed to be the most unique, intimate and inclusive festival in Texas, not the biggest. With a max capacity of 750 campers, festival goers become a tight-knit family through a shared love for music, nature and good vibes. Each admission is an all-inclusive ticket that provides attendees with a one of a kind experiences where meals and campsite are all included in the ticket purchase. Each year, Splice makes it their mission to establish a community of kindred spirits with everyone breaking bread together at the daily communal breakfast and dinner. With an impeccable food program, amazing music, live art installations and the mighty river, River Revival is an unmatched music festival experience.
“We want to honor the grounds, listen to music and respect one another while having one hell of a good time!” - Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan
Definition of ‘Revivalist’ – One who attends River Revival.
WHAT IS RIVER REVIVAL:
Splice Records collaborates with Lone Star Beer to create an annual camping and music festival that is open to the public. Complete with live music from Texas musicians, the surrounding Southern regions and bands from beyond Guadalupe River. Our goal is to be the most fun and inclusive festival in Texas, not the biggest.Every admission is an all-inclusive ticket and it provides attendees with a totally unique experience without the feeling of being continuously haggled by steep festival prices. Meals and camping are all included in the ticket price and please feel free to bring your own cooler and camping supplies. With our micro-fest concept, we create a sense of family with the communal meals, making River Revival a music festival experience unlike any other.
WHERE IS RIVER REVIVAL?
Partnering with our favorite campgrounds, KL Ranch Camp “on the River” and KL Ranch Cliffside in New Braunfels, Texas, the festival is a great escape from city life as it stretches over 10 + acres across the entire river front property. At the Grounds and on “the Lawn” we share riverfront real estate and scenic bluff views as the invigorating Guadalupe River flows past.
The campsite address is: 5455 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132 (Check-in Located at this address)
WHO ATTENDS RIVER REVIVAL:
Nature lovers, music goers, river-rats, camping enthusiasts, foodies and festival followers make up the campgrounds. Whether you camp every weekend, or you have never slept in a tent before, the festival offers a “bright light” departure with carefully curated artists to enhance everyone’s vacation experience. Due to the nature of the festival, it was designed with adults in mind, though children under 5 are free and welcomed to attend and if you choose to come with a child you will be obligated to camp in the family camping area or at KL Camp Cliffside.
WHEN IS RIVER REVIVAL:
We annually schedule the festival on the last weekend of September as the river’s peak season comes to an end and therefore less people are enjoying the river and the nights are a tad bit cooler allowing for perfect camping conditions. This year’s River Revival is scheduled for :
3 Days -Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th.
Starts at 1:00 pm on Thursday, 26th with a 3-day pass or 1 day Thursday pass,
1:00 pm on Friday, 27th with a 2-day pass or a 1 day Friday pass,
1:00 pm on Saturday, 28th with a 1-day Saturday pass
Attendees can stay as late as 1pm on Sunday September 29th.
RIVER REVIVAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
LIVE MUSIC: Day Time Concerts at the Corner Pub Stage at Zen City. Evening concerts on the Lone Star Beer main stage “on the Lawn” until midnight. And then back to Zen City for late night shows.
FOR THE ACTIVE: Hiking, tubing, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, rope swings and fishing.
WORKSHOPS: Nature walks, Texas Bee Lady, Campground Scavenger Hunt, River side Massage Therapy, Henna and more.
YOGA: Morning Yoga Sessions from Hi-Lo Kick Studio with Christi Workman and Black Swan Yoga with Jennifer Broadwell
AMEGY BANK presents THE KIDS ZONE: Interactive Kids Music and Arts and Craft from 11:30-1:30 w Uncle Jumbo on Saturday 9/28/19 on The Lawn. Free brown bag lunches provided.
ART: featuring a new designed campgrounds with Fire-Dancing from Ms. YET of the Renegade Carnies, Live art installations and projections @1nput0utput, @OhnohedintBlack Cassidy, the Dem Damn Dames, Uncle Jumbo Kids Hang and much more.
GROUP FLOAT: This is provided by an outside outfitter at an extra cost. Tube rental, pickup and drop off are included with an additional price when you purchase your ticket at check out.
FLOAT PARADE: Saturday we will host a float competition and parade down the river. There will be live judging and prizes for the most creative float.
RIVER REVIVAL RADIO: Live radio broadcast from the campgrounds hosted by comedian, DJ, and River Revival master of ceremonies Mills-McCoin – Commodore of Blue Heron Yacht Club. Guest DJs will perform throughout the weekend.
RIVER REVIVAL GIVEAWAYS & AWARD CEREMONY:
Most Creative Campsite Award
Tent & Campsite Creativity Encouraged
King & Queen Campers Awards
Most enthusiastic attendees will be crowned
Should’ve Been at Woodstock Award
Most down to earth hippy soul
Most Creative Float in the Saturday Float Parade
Create the most interesting themed float/tube
Campground Scavenger Hunt
Complete as many tasks as possible
Most Colorful Style
Costumes and Brightly Colored Attire Encouraged
RIVER REVIVAL ADMISSION COST START AT:
$249 per Person for a 3-Day ALL-INCLUSIVE Ticket (Thursday Arrival)
$199 per Person for a 2-Day ALL-INCLUSIVE Ticket (Friday Arrival)
$99 per Person for a 1-Day ALL-INCLUSIVE Ticket (Scaled Daily, 1 day passes are available for all three days)
$109-$159 Camper/Motorhome Reserved site at KL Ranch Camp “On the River or “Cliffside” (3 or 2-day passes only). Price Varies between the two.
$29 Child admission for kids > 5 years old (6-14-year-old need to purchase a Child’s Admission)
Children Under 5 years are always FREE.
Child Admission can be for 1, 2 or 3 days. All at the same price.
All ticket prices scale up every 100 tickets sold. Get them early if you want to get them cheaper.
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES:
Three, Two or One Night Camping (Depending on your ticket purchase)
Complimentary Communal Meals (Breakfast & Dinner) Provided by the Little Kitchen HTX. (and Late-Night Snacks)
Live main stage concerts, Day time concerts at THE CORNER PUB stage & late-night shows & Dance Parties.
Friday and Saturday Morning Yoga Session.
Sunday Gospel Brunch with live gospel music.
RV & Motorhome spaces are available but limited. A one-time $159 additional cost is required at Check Out to reserve your Premium Motorhome campsite at KL Ranch Camp “On the River.” Or there is a $99 one-time cost to reserve your Motorhome campsite at KL Camp “Cliffside.” Campers, RVs and Motorhomes will not be welcome if the additional cost is not added to your cart during Check out. All the RV sites have 30 amp electrical plug-ins and water connections. 50 amp sites are limited but also available. Generators are not welcome.
Revivalist who plan to tent camp will have a reserved area to pitch your tent. We will do our best to have you camping with your friends. For positive sleeping arrangements there will be a family area sectioned off for attendees with children. Children under 5 are free. We will have shuttles picking up and dropping people off from both campgrounds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On the day of your arrival your campsite number and an itinerary will be provided to you when you Check-in at the KL Ranch Camp “On the River” front gate 5455 River Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78132. Don’t forget to buy your parking pass if you want to park your car onsite and on the Campgrounds. Free parking is available outside of the grounds across the street. Camping at “Cliffside” does not require parking passes.
Clean and well-maintained showers are available on site, but they do require quarters for operation.
Everyone is also welcome and encouraged to bring their own camping supplies (food, equipment, coolers and beverages). However, the campgrounds do have firewood and ice on-site for purchase. There is also a small store on both Campgrounds with various camping necessities should one forget or need something.
There are absolutely NO Refunds as the festival will take place Rain or Shine. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to a friend or family member.
River Revival is a little festival with a BIG heart. If you enjoy camping, live music, hanging out with like-minded people, floating the Guadalupe river, and dancing barefoot under the stars… then this festival is most definitely meant for you. Come make new friends, catch-up with old friends, and come float the river with us at River Revival.
NON PROFIT AND CHARITABLE CAUSE:
RestPit is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization and our featured charity for 2019. A portion of River Revival proceeds will go to RestPit to help them service other Texas Music fests like one of our favorite festivals Utopia Fest.
Their Mission is to provide fact-based education, supplies, and peer-to-peer support to reduce harm at music related events
Rest Pit Goals:
-Harm Reduction, Education and Intervention
-Reduction of Medical Transportation
-Emotional/Psycho-social Support and
-Allowing for a Safe return to the festival.
"I've been to a lot of music festivals over the years - large and small - and River Revival stands out as being one of the most exciting, community-minded and overall beautiful events of its type. Stepping onto the campground you feel a calm energy take over, and for the entire weekend your part of a large family. Incredible music performances, food, drinks and art aside, River Revival just feels GOOD. I can't wait to return NEXT YEAR" - Jonathan Beitler
I’ll start with this: this is not a typical music festival. Although the entertainment is top notch, it’s curated out of a sense of a vibe, not a craven attempt by a promoter to appeal to the lowest common denominator. I describe it like this: River Revival is more like a family reunion where you find out you have a ton of awesome cousins you didn’t know about before. There’s truly a magic that starts to settle in as soon as you are cruising down river road and seeing the Guadalupe river, feeling its call to you to come relax and let go of the stresses of everyday life. You’re not separated by barriers and fences from the performers, they are camping with you. You’re having breakfast with them, floating the river with them, and making new friends by the fistful. You are fed like royalty, and the meals and beverages are included in your ticket price. There’s a freedom and joy that keeps a smile on everyone’s faces the whole weekend. Do not miss another one, as great things sometimes don’t last forever." - Clay Wisner
"This was by FAR the most amazing music festival that I have ever been to. The incredible musical talent, the beautiful (inside and out) people, and the natural beauty of the river was something that I’ll never forget. Cannot wait until next year. Sign me up!!!" - Ashley Horne
"Such an amazing festival. All the bands were superb, the food and beverage were great (and included in the way too reasonable ticket price. The setting could not have been better, right on the Guadalupe River in a beautiful spot. Everyone there was very friendly and in high spirits because of all the awesomeness going down. My wing-man who has been to many of the BIG festivals, all over the country, said more than once that it was the best fest he`s ever been to. This was my first one but I`ll never miss another. p.s. Late-night open jams with very talented cats at the top of the hill were magical." - Christopher Tatum
MUSIC LINE UP
golden dawn akestra
FOLK FAMILY REVIVAL
THE Mighty Orq
THE ICEMAN SPECIAL
Sara Van Buskirk
Grand Old Grizzly
Jay Bee Zay
The Jones Family Singers
DJ Line up
Blue Heron Yacht Club
DEM DAMN DAMES
MS YET w/ renegade carnies
Chef Jason & Becca Kerr
Little Kitchen HTX
The Mighty GUADALUPE RIVER
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Tickets are purchased through the UNIVERSE.com ticketing and event website.