It is that time of the year again. Riverbend time! Click here for full info It takes place June 10th-18th this year. This is the 25th year for it. Every year it has gotten bigger. Riverbend is a giantic music festival that is a great buy for the money. $26 in advance and $35 at the gate. Kids 10 and under are free! That price covers not 1 but 10 days of music! Just about every type of music is covered there. I remember the first year that it literally bust thru the seams! It was the year the Pointer Sisters came. They were expecting a crowd of about 25000 and got over 70000! The main stage is a floating stage on the Tennessee River. The acts playing there are<<<drum roll please>>>> KID ROCK~ BOYZ 2 MEN~ MICHEAL MCDONALD with the CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY~ NEWSBOYS~ BIG AND RICH with COWBOY TROY~ TRACE ADKINS~ KENI THOMAS & CORNBREAD~ CHEAP TRICK~ PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO. That is just one stage. There are 6 stages. On Monday night is the Bessie Smith Strut. This is the one event that does not require a pin. The festival takes to the streets! It is a blues and BBQ celebration. Really great BBQ can be found there! And yes there is a strut! Thousands of people every year strut down Martian L.King Blvd. There is also Family Faith night. It only costs $5 for a one day admission to it. No beer is sold that night and it is a night of Christain activities and music.
So if you have nothing better to do during that time. Come on down and join us. Plenty of hotels in the area and campgrounds. There are also several marinas in the area if you want to bring your boat here.