8 DAYS. 5 STAGES. NEARLY 100 ARTISTS.

 RIVERBEND 2018 • JUNE 8 – 16 • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
2018/06/08 05:00:00

8 DAYS. 5 STAGES. NEARLY 100 ARTISTS.

RIVERBEND 2018 • JUNE 8 – 16 • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

2018/06/08 05:00:00

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

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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!

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Holiday Package

$98

Package includes general admission for two and $20 in tokens.  Tokens are necessary for all food and vending purchases at the festival.

Package is valued at $140.

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.

2017 Featured Artists

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.

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.

Stay Connected

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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The Center For Sports Medicine And Orthopaedics Riverbend Run And Walk

This family friendly event offers something for everyone!

The race starts and finishes in the heart of the Riverbend Festival site • Saturday, June 9 • 7:30am • Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Join Friends of the Festival and the Chattanooga Track Club for the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Riverbend Run and Walk. This family friendly event offers something for everyone. The 5k and 10k races offer cash awards for the top 3 overall male and female winners and custom awards for the top three finishers in each age/gender category. The 1 mile run/walk provides a non-competitive opportunity for individuals and families to run, walk and stroll for fun! All routes have been updated and the race starts and finishes in the heart of the Riverbend Festival site. Enjoy post-race festivities, special VIP Riverbend prizes and the awards ceremonies at the Bud Light Stage. For more information and to register online visit RaceCTC.org.

6th Annual American Dream Concert

A concert for America’s heroes

At Historic Engel Stadium • Chattanooga, Tennessee •  Date to follow

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 at participating Harry T’s locations and at the box office on day of show.  Gates open at 5pm.

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.