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We are pleased-as-punch that Iowa Rivers Revival is hosting the "Dinner & Music Fest" portion of their "RIVERS ROCK!" event at Farmhouse Life!  I mean, who wouldn't be excited about having a LIVE, FUN, ACCOMPLISHED folk-rock band like JON STRAVERS AND BIG BLUE SKY in their barn?  So, we are equally pleased-as-punch to post the event details on our website. 

Event is open to the public.  Please see RSVP details below. 

Dinner & Music Fest is on, rain or shine!

Dress for the weather - the barn doors will be open!

Don't forget your lawn chair!

The Dawson bridge is currently out-of-service. 
If coming from the S, E or W, please
AVOID coming through DAWSON
See DETOUR re-routes through Perry or Cooper at


Rivers Rock!
River Float & Music Fest
Sat Sept 11
11 am Paddle Trip
5 pm Dinner & Music Fest
Get outside & play!
North Raccoon River - Greene County IA
A River Celebration
Hosted by Iowa Rivers Revival

11 am Paddle Trip
@ North Raccoon River
Greene County IA

Start at Henderson Park Access (on Hwy 4 south of Jefferson)
End at Squirrel Hollow Access(west of Rippey; 8 miles ~ 4 hr float)

Bring your own canoe & gear
(including life jacket)
and float with Iowa Rivers Revival 

RSVP to 515.277.1763 to BRING YOUR OWN CANOE
or rbfortney@midamerican.com prior to 9/11/10
you must sign-up to participate
(no charge to participate)
car shuttle starts at 11 am at put-in at Henderson Park


Rentals available from Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce
RSVP to 515.386.2155 to RENT A CANOE

Note:  The Paddle Trip may be cancelled due to river or weather conditions.
Please provide your contact info with your paddle RSVP above.

Reminder:  Bring your own water, rain jacket, lunch/snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and anything else you may need to be comfortable on the river.

Canoeing & kayaking are potentially life threatening sports. Participants on trips promoted by Iowa Rivers Revival will accept responsibility & liability for their own preparedness & safety.

Dinner & Music Fest
@ Big White Barn - Farmhouse Life
2244 U Avenue Rippey IA 50235
The Dawson bridge is currently out-of-service.  If coming from the S, SE or SW, please AVOID coming through DAWSON
See DETOUR re-routes through Perry or Cooper at http://farmhouselife.com/id4.html.

5-7 pm Dinner
Reserve a catered meal
OR Bring your own picnic.

7-9 pm Live River Music

by Jon Stravers and Big Blue Sky
Jon Stravers and Big Blue Sky
Their musical style includes the influence of folk, bluegrass, blues and reggae.  Through their art they seek a closer connection to the planet, and indeed their musical writing comes from the inspiration of wild places and a celebration of our natural heritage and the natural rhythms of life.
"This music is a sanctuary of soul-thought and deep affection for the earth..."
Denny Garcia, Midwest Music Makers Radio program, KGRR Dubuque IA

meal & music: 
reserve a catered meal & listen to music
$25/adult, $10/children 12 & under

bring your own picnic & listen to music
$15/adult, FREE for children 12 & under

Bring your own lawn chair.  No pets, please.

Dinner & Music Fest is on RAIN or SHINE!
RSVP* for DINNER & MUSIC FEST to riversrockfest@gmail.com
by Sept 4
*Please specify "meal & music" or "music-only"
Pay at the door.  Cash or check only.

Info at www.iowarivers.org or call 515.229.6988
Children under 18 must be accompanied & supervised by an adult
at the Paddle Trip and the Dinner & Music Fest.

Iowa Rivers Revival
(IRR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit statewide river advocacy group committed to protecting one of our most precious natural resources - our rivers and streams.  IRR is working to engage individuals, organizations, communities and our government leaders in river awareness, responsibility and enjoyment in an effort to improve and enhance the condition of Iowa's waterways - ensuring a quality, safe and lasting resource for future generations.  For more info about IRR, go to www.iowarivers.org.


**The Paddle Trip is an American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned event.

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For more information, call Chris Wilbeck at 515-229-6988.