ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY IN GENEVA
SEPTEMBER 1987 PLANS BEGAN FOR ANOTHER RIVER FESTIVAL OF COURSE, THE FESTIVAL AT THIS TIME HAD BEEN GOING ON FOR 12 YEARS.  COMMITTEE MEMBERS  AN APPOINTED COMMITTEE BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL DECIDED THEY WANTED TO ADD MORE TO THE FESTIVAL. TALK BEGAN TO VENTURE OUT TO ADD SOME BIG NAME ENTERTAINERS TO THE FESTIVAL..  A TICKET PRICE WAS ADDED TO GENERATE FUNDS TO PAY FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT. WITH PROFIT MADE FROM THE FESTIVAL,  COMMITTEE MEMBERS COULD BEGIN HELPING OUR COMMUNITY.  PLANS ALSO WHERE MADE TO HELP THE CITY MAINTAIN ROBERT FOWLER MEMORIAL PARK WHICH INCLUDED MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS.
NASHVILLE & LOCAL ENTERTAINERS WHO HAVE PERFORMED AT
 GENEVA FESTIVAL ON THE RIVERS
1988
Kathy Mattea

1989
Billy Joe Royals
Bobby G. Rice
Shennadoah
To the Max (AFB)

1990
Lee Greenwood

1991
Charlie Daniels
Southern Star (AFB)

1992
Ronnie McDowell
Exile
Six Shooters
Hy Tyme

1993
Patty Loveless
Clutch
Quick Silver

1994
Billy Joe Royals
Daryl & Don Ellis
Southern Star (AFB)

1995
Ronnie McDowell
Daryl & Don Ellis
Nite Owl

1996
Confederate Railroad
Bama Jam
1997
Aaron Tippin
Mustang Sally
Lynn Smith

1998
Ricky Van Shelton
T. Graham Brown
Nappy Brown & Electric City Blues

1999
David Lee Murphy
Gene Watson

2000
George Jones

2001
Ronnie Milsap
Mustang Sally
Shane Owens
Lynn Smith

2002
Neal McCoy

2003
The Tailgate Party Tour
Rhet Akins
Chad Brock
Daryle Singletary
Wade Hayes
Linda Davis
Deborah Allen
The Kinleys



2004
Billy Joe Royals
Jordanaires
Ronnie McDowell

​2005
Lorrie Morgan
Earl Thomas Conley
Twice Robin
(Festival Rain Out)

2006
Earl Thomas Conley
Jeff Bates
Shane Owens

2007
Steve Holy
Luke Williams

2008
T. Graham Brown
Mel McDaniel

2009
Sammy Kershaw
Carolina Rain

2010
Confederate Railroad
Andy Griggs
Ash Bowers

2011
Jeff Bates
Watson & Nash
Shane Owens




​2012
James Otto
Ricochet
Alvarado

2013
Mark Chesnutt
Artie Rodriguez
Dickey Merritt & the Original  
Bama Jam

2014
Dickey Merritt &
the Original
Bama Jam
Shane Owens
Dustin Herring

2015
Doug Stone
The Springs
E-Town

2016
Zach Seabaugh
Glen Templeton
Taylor Weeks
84 West Band
Reid Soria