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The Third Annual Rivertown Revival- July 21, 2012

The Third Annual Rivertown Revival- July 21, 2012

Mark your calendars, prepare your fabrics, and gather your crew,

for the Third Annual Rivertown Revival comes to celebrate the slough!

"Join up now" reads one fine quote,

"Volunteer, Sponsor, or Build a Boat!"

Merchants and musicians are encouraged as well,

For this year we know attendance will swell.

Check back here for forms, news and posts,

As we plan for a Revival that exceeds your hopes.

Rivertown Revival Kick Off! A Benefit for Handcar Regatta

The Hootenanny is helping to host a very special evening on July 28th... Come help us support two of the greatest events to come out of Sonoma County: The Handcar Regatta and the Petaluma Rivertown Revival! We will have music, art, and more at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma!

Featuring musical performances by...

- Jug Dealers ( - The David Luning Band ( - Three Legged Sister ( - The Crux ( - The Easy Leaves ( - Katie Phillips - Brandon the Clown

This show is 21 and over. Beer provided by Lagunitas! $8 general admission $5 admission for Regatta or Revival volunteers!

for more info, call (707)326-5274

Twelve Things to Know Before You Go

Attending the Revival- Important Information

  1. Limited parking is available  in lots at Copeland and D streets. Parking is $10 per car, with all proceeds benefiting the River Heritage Center.
  2. A massive, free,  Bicycle Valet organized by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will be at the entrance on Copeland and D
  3. Water stations will be set around the Rivertown Revival for guests to fill their own water bottles. No bottled water will be sold at the event.
  4. Volunteers, Vendors, and Visitors are applauded for playing dressup.  Think Old West meets Victorian Carnival.
  5. The peninsula is a natural, bumpy, uneven environment.  Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
  6. A wheelchair shuttle will be available to take guests to inaccessible areas of the festival. Handicap parking is available at the Steamer Landing Parking Lot.
  7. A shaded relaxation tent has been organized for nursing mothers.
  8. All food and beverage vendors accept only Rivertown Revival tickets. Ticket booths are scattered throughout the festival.  Credit Cards are accepted at 3 ticket booths. There will be an ATM on property.
  9. A list of vendors, sponsors, and non-profits participating in Rivertown Revival is available on the "About" page of this website.
  10. Captain's Quarters VIP tickets are available for the ultimate RR experience included hosted beer and wine, tarot card readings, and views of the action from a shaded luxurious tent.
  11. Kickoff Party Thursday at the Phoenix.  Afterparty Saturday night at the Mystic.
  12. Please, no dogs or smoking on the peninsula

Choose Your 2-Hour Shift and Get Your Tee!

We need folks to sign up for 2-hour shifts in the volunteer areas listed below. Please contact our volunteer wrangler, Elizabeth Howland as soon as possible:  or phone 707-364-4567 with your chosen team and your tee-shirt size. TEAMS Volunteer Booth – welcoming and checking in our volunteers

Beer Booth – checking 21+ wrist bands, pouring beer, taking drink tickets

Green Team – Assisting Green Mary and her team in making this the greenest event Petaluma has ever seen – zero waste! This involves servicing our water stations and preparing the waste for composting.

Dock Duty – Helping our pros at the dock with Art Boat arrivals and departures

Parking – Managing the ins and outs in the parking lot and collecting the “Car Tax”

Green Room – Assisting our backstage captains in checking in the entertainers, green room hospitality and helping keep the talent on schedule


And, please come help out this Sunday, July 17 at the River Heritage Center as we craft, clear, and build the Revival!  Snacks will be provided by Preferred Sonoma Caterers.