Lynyrd Skynyrd To Return To Riverbend!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong after decades.  Fresh on the heels of a new album, Lynyrd Skynyrd will rock Riverbend fans from the Coke Stage on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  

Skynyrd returns with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin' Breed, their latest release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records which released last August. This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their last album, 2009's God & Guns. 

Despite surviving tragedy and the hard miles of rock 'n roll, Skynyrd is remarkably at this stage of their career, on a roll. God & Guns debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band their highest debut since 1977. 

Skynyrd is known for hits like "Free Bird," "Simple Man," Gimme Three Steps," "Sweet Home Alabama," and many more. 

Drake White will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd, starting at 9:30 PM on the Coke Stage June 13th.

White is an aspiring singer songwriter living in Nashville, TN.  The Hokes Bluff, Alabama native has a very different country feel with a freestyle twist on many of his original songs.  He ad-libs throughout a show phrasing rhythmic lyrics as his entertaining live show unfolds.  The 27 year old credits many country, blues, rock, freestyle and bluegrass influences with helping to form his musical sound that is unique in its own way.  

Steel Pulse is one of Britain's greatest reggae bands.  They started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience worldwide. Their 1978 debut, Hands worth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae. By the late '80s, Steel Pulse had won a Grammy and was working full-fledged crossover territory. They subsequently returned to a tough-minded, rootsy sound and have added touches of dance hall and hip-hop along the way.   


Steel Pulse will jam on the Bud Light Stage, Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 PM.


Star Seating is available for the Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dierks Bentley, Brandy, and Newsboys performances. On sale now for $20 in addition to admission! Call 423.756.2211 for info.




Tickets For Nahko And Medicine For The People On Sale Friday

Nahko And Medicine for the People with Xiuhtezcatl will perform at the Signal on Wednesday, Aug. 1.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 the day of show and are available at Songbirds Guitar Museum and Online at or by phone at 877-4FLY-TIX. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.    ... (click for more)

Kurt Vile And The Violators Play At The Signal July 14

Kurt Vile and The Violators, with Dylan Carlson, will play at the Signal on Saturday, July 14.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins sat 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 the day of the show and are available at Songbirds Guitar Museum and Online at or by phone at 877-4FLY-TIX. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.  Review ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Famed Freitas Speech

Several weeks ago a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (that’s what Virginia calls the state legislature) stood up and before that body responded to a claim by a Democratic lawmaker that Republicans were pro-Second Amendment and segregationists. Nick Freitas, who did two tours in Iraq with our Army’s Special Forces and has talked candidly about losing friends to terrorist ... (click for more)