8 DAYS. 5 STAGES. NEARLY 100 ARTISTS.

 RIVERBEND 2017 • JUNE 9 – 17 • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
2017/06/09 05:45:00

8 DAYS. 5 STAGES. NEARLY 100 ARTISTS.

RIVERBEND 2017 • JUNE 9 – 17 • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

2017/06/09 05:45:00

Celebrating over 35 years as Chattanooga’s premier event.  The annual festival goes on for eight nights and ranks in the top 10% of all American festivals.

There’s a wide variety of artists covering almost every music genre that perform at the festival. The 5 stages are set along the backdrop of the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing, also known as the Scenic City’s front porch. About one hundred acts perform each year on the multiple stages. Headline performers are featured on the Coca-Cola Stage, a barge which has been converted into a full concert stage. The barge floats just off shore against a large collection of amphitheater seats built into a hillside at the water’s edge. Major companies, such as Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Unum, and Budweiser and Tennessee Valley Credit Union sponsor the other stages throughout the festival.

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General Admission tickets

General Admission wristbands allow admission to the festival for all nights. Children 10 and under are admitted free with an adult.

Premium ticket options.

Reserved Star Seating

Reserved Star Seating is your ticket to both the 7pm and 9:30pm shows, up close and near the action in a stadium-style seating venue!

Club Riverbend

Celebrate Riverbend as a VIP! Club Riverbend is an exclusive member’s only area located on the Chattanooga City Pier with multiple amenities.

Featured Artists

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Toby Keith

June 16 • 9:00pm • Coke Stage

Line ’em up. The records sold, the charts topped and the arenas headlined. Gather the Entertainer of the Years, the multi-platinums and the multi-week No. 1s. Stack the televised performances, the magazine covers and the glowing reviews (toss in the scornful ones, too – why not?). Even the controversies – real and imagined – can pile in. All the attention, all the accolades, all the arguments fade away in the shadow of the only recognition Toby Keith ever wanted – the one that means the most. And it happened in June of 2015 with his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Understanding why that honor is so meaningful is to understand exactly who Keith is as a creator, an artist – perhaps even a person. That knowledge also informs any view of his music, including the new album 35 mph Town. Writing songs – and all of the magic, mysticism, craft and elbow grease that goes into it – is the means and the end, the flower and the root of his entire career. And at no point has that been clearer than it is now.

 

For one, access to songs and their role in the business of music has changed. “Used to be as the current hit went, so did ticket sales,” Keith explains. “After 15 years of headlining, I’m at the point where that doesn’t matter. I can’t tell the difference between having a ‘Red Solo Cup’ or not. I know my crowd is going to come ready to party. And it puts us in a great atmosphere for writing while we’re out on the road. It’s rewarding to walk out to my crowd and know my job is to give them something new they really want to listen to.” Whether it’s viral videos, single downloads, radio airplay or some combination of the three, fans find the music. The hits beget themselves.

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Old Dominion

June 11 • 9:45pm • Coke Stage

Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion lend old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion have emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full-length album Meat and Candy, which Entertainment Weekly called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.” Old Dominion released their PLATINUM two-week No.1“Break Up With Him” and RIAA certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which is Top 10 and climbing.

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Brett Young

June 14 • 8:00pm • Bud Light Stage

Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone Country), Brett is preparing to release his self-titled, debut album on BMLG Records February 10, 2017. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) and features 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Brett, including his debut No. 1 single “Sleep Without You.”

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The accompanying video has amassed over 10.8 million views since its release, watch here.In addition to his own headlining dates, the California native was most recently on the road with Brad Paisley’s COUNTRY NATION COLLEGE TOUR and will join Justin Moore and Lee Brice for their AMERICAN MADE TOUR in 2017.

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The Purple Xperience

June 15 • 7:00pm • Coke Stage

The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been zig-zagging around the country since February of 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations.

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Featured Artists

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Yacht Rock Revue

Performs at 8:00pm

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Jason D. Williams

Opens at 6:00pm

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$20 Tickets available online and also at participating Harry T’s locations.

Over 35 years of building events that bring the community together!

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Friends of the Festival is a full service event management company which produces events and provides consulting services for festivals, events, and entertainment venues. From large scale festivals to small scale community gatherings, Friends of the Festival applies 35 years of experience towards creating a memorable event!

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Sponsors

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Riverbend admission is available for a discounted price in local Chattanooga outlets beginning in May until midnight before the festival opens. Once the festival opens, admission can only be purchased at the festival for the gate price. Nightly admission wristbands are available at the gate as well as regular general admission which gains festival access for all eight days. Concessions are purchased using a token system and street vendors offer everything from food and beverages to souvenirs and artisan crafts.

General Admission tickets

General Admission wristbands allow admission to the festival for all nights. Children 10 and under are admitted free with an adult.

Reserved Star Seating

Reserved Star Seating is your ticket to both the 7pm and 9:30pm shows, up close and near the action in a stadium-style seating venue!

Club Riverbend

Celebrate Riverbend as a VIP! Club Riverbend is an exclusive member’s only area located on the Chattanooga City Pier with multiple amenities.