Day 38: Riverbend Festival 2010 – the stage is set!

by Jeff

More than 100 bands for 9 days on 5 stages, downtown Chattanooga, TN.

Coke stage at Ross's Landing (just moved in place) - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

Coke stage at Ross's Landing (just moved in place) - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

More than 100 acts converge on Chattanooga for the nine day Riverbend Festival every June. Started in 1981 over 5 nights the festival has grown to up to 600,000 attendance during the festival and as many as 80,000 on a particular night.

Riverbend Festival 2010, June 11-19

Riverbend Festival 2010, June 11-19

Riverbend is the unofficial start of summer in Chattanooga with folks coming back year after year.

Let the show begin! - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

Let the show begin! - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

This year the festival will open with Sheryl Crow on June 11 and finish with The Marshal Tucker Band on June 19, with the Bessie Smith Strut in between. This music extravaganza is a hot time with folks of all ages sharing the nights together on the beautiful Tennessee River.

Nine nights of music, friends and fun! - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

Nine nights of music, friends and fun! - ChattanoogaAndBeyond.com

Pins are on sale for $30 at BiLo Grocery and Kangaroo Marts around town or may be purchased on line, click here. These get you in to all eight nights of Riverbend, Bessie Smith Strut on Monday evening is “no charge”. Pins may also be purchased at the gate for $40.

Bend Unplugged 2010

Bend Unplugged 2010

Chat with the musicians as you get up close and personal at “Riverbend Unplugged” – all shows @ 2 p.m. Links included for each performer below.

Friday, 6-11 @ The Hunter Museum – Taj Weekes & Adowa

Saturday, 6-12 @ The Creative Discovery Museum – That 1 Guy

Sunday, 6-13 @ The Bessie Smith Hall – Otis Taylor & the Black Banjo Project

Wednesday, 6-16 @ The IMAX Theatre –  Tab Benoit

Thursday, 6-17 @ The Downtown Library – Redroot

The Riverbend Festival Finale is some of the best fireworks you will ever see, anywhere!

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