Mickey McCamish tells Channel 3 that he is now the executive director of the festival, which will take place May 27-30.
Friends of the Festival organizers estimated 30,000 people attended this year's Riverbend festival each night.
Puckett's manager David McLain says he was at Riverbend when he heard about the shooting. He headed straight to the restaurant to help his team.
The Riverbend Festival brings in thousands of people, but this year Chip Baker with Friends of the Festival said there's going to be some changes people need to know about.