Scenes from ‘Tribute’ and ‘Peck Fest’


The Ninth Annual Tribute to the River celebration takes over Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Saturday. Pictured at center, the sternwheeler the P.A. Denny and pictured far left, AEP’s Mountain State towboat. Both vessels, along with many others, were open for tours.


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Those gathered at the Tribute to the River stand for the memorial service and wreath ceremony honoring deceased river men and river women.


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Jack Fowler of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, at right, is made a honorary admiral of the Kanawha River Navy on Saturday. Pictured alongside Fowler is the original telegraph from the P.A. Denny which will now be housed in the river museum.


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Bela and Linda Berty, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., preparing to perform as Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt — the first couple to take a steamboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.


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Rodney Atkins performs one of his many hits on Friday at Peck Fest.


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The crowd on Friday night at Peck Fest during Rodney Atkins’ set.


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Rodney Atkins, at center, opens his show at Peck Fest.


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The crowd at Peck Fest on Saturday night.


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Joe Diffie entertains the crowd with both new and old school country music.


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Rodney Atkins brings the crowd to its feet on Friday night.


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Joe Diffie sings one of his many hits on Saturday at Peck Fest.


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Rodney Atkins headlines Friday night’s Peck Fest lineup.


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Many of the headliners showed up to “meet-and-greets” with fans and locals at Peck Fest. Pictured are Joe Diffie with Brad Deal of Brad Deal Catering who also provided food for the entertainers.


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Joe Diffie closes out the inaugural Peck Fest on Saturday. Organizer Garry Peck says he’s already working on next year’s concert to be held at Kanawha River Campground.


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Garry Peck of Mason County, pictured far left, is the organizer of Peck Fest and owner of Kanawha River Campground where the event took place. Peck, as well as wife Karrie and sons Garrett and Brody, are pictured with Friday’s Peck Fest headliner Rodney Atkins.


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The Ninth Annual Tribute to the River celebration takes over Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Saturday. Pictured at center, the sternwheeler the P.A. Denny and pictured far left, AEP’s Mountain State towboat. Both vessels, along with many others, were open for tours.

Those gathered at the Tribute to the River stand for the memorial service and wreath ceremony honoring deceased river men and river women.

Jack Fowler of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, at right, is made a honorary admiral of the Kanawha River Navy on Saturday. Pictured alongside Fowler is the original telegraph from the P.A. Denny which will now be housed in the river museum.

Bela and Linda Berty, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., preparing to perform as Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt — the first couple to take a steamboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.

Rodney Atkins performs one of his many hits on Friday at Peck Fest.

The crowd on Friday night at Peck Fest during Rodney Atkins’ set.

Rodney Atkins, at center, opens his show at Peck Fest.

The crowd at Peck Fest on Saturday night.

Joe Diffie entertains the crowd with both new and old school country music.

Rodney Atkins brings the crowd to its feet on Friday night.

Joe Diffie sings one of his many hits on Saturday at Peck Fest.

Rodney Atkins headlines Friday night’s Peck Fest lineup.

Many of the headliners showed up to “meet-and-greets” with fans and locals at Peck Fest. Pictured are Joe Diffie with Brad Deal of Brad Deal Catering who also provided food for the entertainers.

Joe Diffie closes out the inaugural Peck Fest on Saturday. Organizer Garry Peck says he’s already working on next year’s concert to be held at Kanawha River Campground.

Garry Peck of Mason County, pictured far left, is the organizer of Peck Fest and owner of Kanawha River Campground where the event took place. Peck, as well as wife Karrie and sons Garrett and Brody, are pictured with Friday’s Peck Fest headliner Rodney Atkins.

The Ninth Annual Tribute to the River celebration takes over Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Saturday. Pictured at center, the sternwheeler the P.A. Denny and pictured far left, AEP’s Mountain State towboat. Both vessels, along with many others, were open for tours.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-River-4.jpgThe Ninth Annual Tribute to the River celebration takes over Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Saturday. Pictured at center, the sternwheeler the P.A. Denny and pictured far left, AEP’s Mountain State towboat. Both vessels, along with many others, were open for tours. Beth Sergent/Register

Those gathered at the Tribute to the River stand for the memorial service and wreath ceremony honoring deceased river men and river women.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-River-1.jpgThose gathered at the Tribute to the River stand for the memorial service and wreath ceremony honoring deceased river men and river women. Beth Sergent/Register

Jack Fowler of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, at right, is made a honorary admiral of the Kanawha River Navy on Saturday. Pictured alongside Fowler is the original telegraph from the P.A. Denny which will now be housed in the river museum.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-River-2.jpgJack Fowler of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, at right, is made a honorary admiral of the Kanawha River Navy on Saturday. Pictured alongside Fowler is the original telegraph from the P.A. Denny which will now be housed in the river museum. Beth Sergent/Register

Bela and Linda Berty, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., preparing to perform as Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt — the first couple to take a steamboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-River-3.jpgBela and Linda Berty, from Tuscaloosa, Ala., preparing to perform as Nicholas and Lydia Roosevelt — the first couple to take a steamboat from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. Beth Sergent/Register

Rodney Atkins performs one of his many hits on Friday at Peck Fest.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-2.jpgRodney Atkins performs one of his many hits on Friday at Peck Fest. Beth Sergent/Register

The crowd on Friday night at Peck Fest during Rodney Atkins’ set.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-3.jpgThe crowd on Friday night at Peck Fest during Rodney Atkins’ set. Beth Sergent/Register

Rodney Atkins, at center, opens his show at Peck Fest.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-4.jpgRodney Atkins, at center, opens his show at Peck Fest. Beth Sergent/Register

The crowd at Peck Fest on Saturday night.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-5.jpgThe crowd at Peck Fest on Saturday night. Beth Sergent/Register

Joe Diffie entertains the crowd with both new and old school country music.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-6.jpgJoe Diffie entertains the crowd with both new and old school country music. Beth Sergent/Register

Rodney Atkins brings the crowd to its feet on Friday night.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-7.jpgRodney Atkins brings the crowd to its feet on Friday night. Beth Sergent/Register

Joe Diffie sings one of his many hits on Saturday at Peck Fest.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-8.jpgJoe Diffie sings one of his many hits on Saturday at Peck Fest. Beth Sergent/Register

Rodney Atkins headlines Friday night’s Peck Fest lineup.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-9.jpgRodney Atkins headlines Friday night’s Peck Fest lineup. Beth Sergent/Register

Many of the headliners showed up to “meet-and-greets” with fans and locals at Peck Fest. Pictured are Joe Diffie with Brad Deal of Brad Deal Catering who also provided food for the entertainers.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Brad.jpgMany of the headliners showed up to “meet-and-greets” with fans and locals at Peck Fest. Pictured are Joe Diffie with Brad Deal of Brad Deal Catering who also provided food for the entertainers. Courtesy

Joe Diffie closes out the inaugural Peck Fest on Saturday. Organizer Garry Peck says he’s already working on next year’s concert to be held at Kanawha River Campground.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-1.jpgJoe Diffie closes out the inaugural Peck Fest on Saturday. Organizer Garry Peck says he’s already working on next year’s concert to be held at Kanawha River Campground. Courtesy

Garry Peck of Mason County, pictured far left, is the organizer of Peck Fest and owner of Kanawha River Campground where the event took place. Peck, as well as wife Karrie and sons Garrett and Brody, are pictured with Friday’s Peck Fest headliner Rodney Atkins.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.8-PPR-Peck-Family.jpgGarry Peck of Mason County, pictured far left, is the organizer of Peck Fest and owner of Kanawha River Campground where the event took place. Peck, as well as wife Karrie and sons Garrett and Brody, are pictured with Friday’s Peck Fest headliner Rodney Atkins. Courtesy
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