UPDATE (July 9, 2024) – The City of Canton has officially announced the headliner for night two of River Rock Music Fest. The Cadillac Three will headline July 27, filling in for Mark Chesnutt who had to cancel for health reasons.
The Cadillac Three, originally known as The Cadillac Black, is an American rock band consisting of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals, guitar), Kelby Ray (lap steel guitar, bass guitar, vocals), and Neil Mason (drums, vocals). All three members were originally in the band American Bang. The group has released three albums through Big Machine Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. In addition to their own work, Johnston has written singles for Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Steven Tyler, Dallas Smith, and Jake Owen. (source: Wikipedia)
Join us for this ever popular music festival – July 26 & 27. The City will take over the gorgeous riverside Etowah River Park for a two-day weekend of music, food, and fun!

UPDATE (June 20, 2024) – The City of Canton received unfortunate news earlier this week that Mark Chesnutt will no longer be able to perform as a headliner at River Rock Music Fest on Sat., July 27.

Statement released by Chesnutt’s Management:
Mark Chesnutt, one of the most signature country music voices of the 90s and a honky tonk mainstay for more than three decades, had a heart health issue over the weekend that hospitalized him the evening of Sun., June 16, so he could undergo emergency quadruple bypass surgery. The recuperation time will make it necessary to cancel show dates. Please respect the privacy of the family during this difficult time of recovery.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the cancellation of my upcoming shows,” announced Chesnutt. “I send my love and gratitude to my family and friends, the band and fans for your understanding, prayers and support, and look forward to seeing you all again soon at a honky tonk near you.”
The City plans to work with Chesnutt’s management company to secure a replacement headliner in the coming weeks. The new headliner announcement will be made soon.

CANTON, GA (June 18, 2024) – Join us this year at Etowah River Park for a time to rock in the City of Canton! The River Rock Concert and Festival keeps on coming back bigger and better with more entertainment than before.

Local Bryce Leatherwood, the winner of season 22 of The Voice, will hit the stage at 8 p.m., on Friday, July 26, to charm concertgoers with his traditional country music flair. Popular 90s country music artist Mark Chesnutt will close out the Music Fest on Saturday, July 27, by taking it back to the classics where country music began.

Friday, July 26

Bryce Leatherwood
Ashley Brooks
Sam Carter

Saturday, July 27

Mark Chesnutt
Ty Herndon
Whiskey Rose Band
Tyson Leamon
Cody Bolden

The event features local food trucks, beverage vendors, a children’s area, and so much more! Best of all, River Rock is a free event, so bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, and get ready to rock!

Dates and Details

Friday, July 26
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Etowah River Park
600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

For more information go to

Armus Media Group Press Release



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