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Good tunes and times in Riverton

RIVERTON — Music was in the air during the first Riverton Music Festival, held on Saturday, July 2.The outdoor music festival last from late morning all the way into the night on the town Green. More than 100 people gathered to enjoy folk, rock and big band swing.Performers included Valley Swing Shift, The Girls of Mad River Crossing, The Al Fenton Big Band, The Rivertones and Vinyl Vortex.Carl Gallmeyer, organizer of the festival, said a lot of people and businesses were involved in the organization of the event.“The town sponsored the festival through their recreation committee, plus we had several businesses volunteer their land in order to have parking spaces,” Gallmeyer said. “For the past few years, we would have musical performances every week. But that became challenging, especially with the weather. We decided to make a change and have all the music at once.”

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