The Contest was held for the first time in the year 2000 by the proposal of Professor Petar Liondev. That year he was the Chairman of the International Jury. There is a great interest and the performers are getting more and more by every year.
In 2007 another section was born - modern dances and that is how the contest turned into a Festival of arts.
Very famous musicians were honor guests during the Festival days: Prof. Boris Karadimchev, Haigashod Agasian, Plamen Mirchev - a composer, Grafa - a singer.
The “River Notes” Festival collaborates with some International Contest such as Slavianski Bazar (Belarus) where the Bulgarian presenter Nikolai Tekeliev is a jury member from the very beginning; The International Contest “Bozorgay” (Kazakhstan) and its Director Karla Abdikarimova and also The International Festival “Odeskii Tramvajchik” (Ukraine) with its Director Fiodor Tkatch. In August this year our Festival will be an International center of children’s arts for the tenth time. During the past nine years on open- area stages children from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Izrael, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary and Kazakhstan had met. With their talent and youth the days of the Festival are getting into real Town’s celebration.