Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival

May 10, 2016

Riverbend FestivalIn downtown Chattanooga, there are plenty of great music venues and concerts to choose from, whether it’s live music at a local restaurant or the market, a large concert at one of our great venues, or at one of Chattanooga’s annual festivals. In fact, music is a part of the very fiber of Chattanooga’s culture. The beats of Rock, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Pop, and more fill the empty space in Chattanooga’s summer nights, and give us a reason to celebrate. Though we’ve already mentioned the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga as one of the top festivals to see this year, it’s worth diving in depth into this wonderful festival. If you haven’t already done so, book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast near Chattanooga today, and reserve your spot in town for the always-exciting Riverbend Festival.

2016 Riverbend in Chattanooga

2016 will be the Riverbend Festival’s 35th year delighting locals and visitors along the picturesque riverfront of Chattanooga.  This exciting event, once only a small gathering of performers over one weekend, has grown into a huge destination event that spans multiple days and draws up to 500,000 guests to Chattanooga during the summer.  In total, there are 5 different stages at which to watch the 100+ performing artists.  Tickets are $25 per day, or $55 for the entire festival (except Bessie Strut Day).  No matter your type of music, you’re sure to enjoy the Riverbend Festival.  The world class performances include classic rock, jam bands, country, urban and bluegrass bands.

Riverbend FestivalHeadliners to this year’s Riverbend Festival include a variety of great acts on the Coke Stage. Kicking things off on June 10th is Thomas Rhett, followed that weekend by Rock ‘N Roll legends Heart and country music star Chris Young.  Monday, June 13th is the Bessie Smith Strut. This popular day of jam-packed music features a variety of blues and local bands, barbecue, and people-watching. The big finale of this year’s Riverbend Festival will be on Saturday June 18th, and will feature 38 special.  Along the way, guests to Riverbend will enjoy REO Speedwagon on Friday, and Salt N Pepa and Umphrey’s McGee on Thursday, as well as other great acts throughout the week. If you want more than these great acts, checkout the full lineup including other side stages as well, and get ready to have some fun.  As if access to all of this tremendous music isn’t enough, the Riverbend Festival will wrap up the fun on Saturday the 18th with exciting fireworks display over the Tennessee River.  We would love to share the excitement of Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival with you this year.  Book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today, and start planning your personalized Riverbend lineup now!


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