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Nitro's Riverfest back for 25th year

Mikele Buck

The Mikele Buck Band headlines Friday night’s free concert at the Nitro Riverfest. The festival runs through Sunday evening.

Nitro’s Riverfest celebrates 25 years this weekend with four days of music, carnival rides, food and fun. The annual festival begins Thursday night with the Riverfest Idol competition, followed by the Appalachian Rain Band. Friday includes a performance by the Mikele Buck Band with McKenna Hope. Several bands take the stage Saturday, with fireworks around 9:30 p.m. The festival closes out Sunday with the finals of Riverfest Idol and a performance by Stephanie Stacy and the Pennington Project. Admission is free.

Funerals Today, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Armstead, David - Noon, Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

Crawford, Charles - 7:30 p.m., Andrews' residence, Belleaire at Devonshire, Scott Depot.

Duff, Catherine Ann - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Jarrett, Shirley - 1 p.m., Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church, Belle.

Lawrentz, Deo Mansfried - 11 a.m., Koontz Cemetery, Clendenin.

McGraw, Judy Fay - 2 p.m., Jodie Missionary Baptist Church, Jodie.

Mullins, Alice Ellen (Blessing) - Noon, Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Staats, Anthony Vernon “Tony” - 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.