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ILLUMINATING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC

Riverlights Music Festival is a collaboration between local, regional, and national artists, community leaders, and local businesses seeking to illuminate South Bend as a prime destination for original music in the Midwest. With two stages and more than 40 bands, this year’s festival aims to showcase awe-inspiring music and unforgettable experiences with the best local businesses and entertainment vendors in South Bend.

Spanning two days, this festival is free to the public and open to all ages! Plus, attendees can enjoy access to the best local food trucks in the area, unique local merchandise, and entertainment vendors. The festival will take place along the St. Joseph River, where South Bend’s famous river lights will illuminate the entire event!

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JOIN OUR TEAM

Do you want to join the Riverlights Music Festival team? Well here’s your chance! There are exciting leadership opportunities available within the Festival’s committee ranks. Join up and have an immediate impact on the future of South Bend’s music scene while building your management and organizational skills in a safe and supportive environment. Click on the button below to explore our committee descriptions and fill out the interest form.

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THIS YEAR’S HEADLINERS

FLINT EASTWOOD

Jax Anderson (aka Flint Eastwood) is an alt-pop artist from Detroit, Michigan who has built an international audience by writing great songs and touring with the tireless work ethic that her city is famous for. She is known for her unapologetic fierceness as much as her kindness and smile. She champions authenticity in a world filled with fake news, and plants seeds of empathy in a world that constantly tries to separate us. She exemplifies strong female leadership in a world that still struggles to accept female leaders, and she believes that hope and love are the only way to combat widespread cynicism and hate. She’s a consummate creative who does her own photography, videography, and wardrobe, and every aspect of her brand is imbued with a clear sense of direction across these disciplines.

LE BLAQ SWAN

Musicians have always been the creators of culture’s soundtracks by reflecting the times through beats, bars, and melodies. But every once in awhile an artist comes along that not only mirrors the current times, but creates a culture of their own. LE is one of those rare and versatile ones. From rock to gospel to R&B, LE gives birth to beauty, fun, and freedom through his work as a musician, producer, vocalist, and songwriter.
As the former frontman for the powerhouse, melodic rock band Pure Star Movement (PSM), LE captured audiences as they shared the stage with the likes of Grammy nominees, Fireflight, Dove nominated Addison Road, and award-winning and platinum rock supergroups such as Chevelle, Evans Blue and more. Because of the musical versatility of LE, along with his silky R&B vocals, he’s also been able to share the stage with the likes of PJ Morton (Grammy award winner of Maroon 5), Wale, Young Thug, and Jaquese in the very first year of his R&B career. LE has also toured regionally three times.
LE’s goal is to disrupt culture’s normalcy and to free people to be authentic and loving without the chains that societal standards often put us in. LE states, “Music is more than just sound. It’s bigger than one genre. It’s a tool to free the burdened, create new worlds, and become our authentic selves. It’s my aim to join with my supporters in tearing down the walls through every show and song… and to have a good time doing it.”
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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT THIS YEAR’S RIVERLIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL? SIGN UP HERE!

GET YOUR VIP PASSES TODAY!

This year Riverlights Music Festival will be free for all to enjoy, but we will have VIP areas that include special viewing access to the stage, access to a tented area, free water, a lounge area with seating, and a VIP bar with special access to drinks for purchase that are not available with general admission.

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