The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival returns to Ross’ Landing for its seventh year on Friday and Saturday. Hosted by Fletcher Bright Company and produced by Chattanooga Presents, this free, one-of-a-kind event will feature the both contemporary and traditional bluegrass.
The event begins on Friday at 6 p.m. with music by local bluegrass favorites the Dismembered Tennesseans, followed by The Greenbriars (featuring Jeff Autry, Shad Cobb, Todd Phillips and Scott Vestal) at 6:50 p.m., followed by the IBMA multiple award nominated group, Balsam Range at 8:10 p.m. and finally, the Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Sam Bush at 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, beginning at noon, local band Bluetastic Fangrass, led by Louis Wamp, will kick off a full day of bluegrass entertainment as the 3 Sisters Festival continues. Lone Mountain Band will take the stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Dismembered Tennesseans at 2 p.m., Berklee College of Music Fiddlers at 3 p.m., Chatham County Line at 4 p.m., Keller & The Keels, led by Keller Williams, at 5:30 p.m., Nashville Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. and the Travelin’ McCourys at 8:30 p.m., headlining the evening, and joined later in their set by Keller Williams for a finale jam session.
The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival will also be the first festival in Chattanooga to serve New Belgium’s high-gravity, hop-heavy India pale Ale, Ranger, on draft. It’s a combination of several different hops that are brewed with pale and dark caramel malts to harmonize the hops flavor from start to finish. In addition to the Ranger IPA, a variety of beer, food and non-alcoholic drink concessions will also be available.
3 Sisters merchandise and performer merchandise will be available for sale on site.
The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, however no outside food or beverages are allowed. This event is sponsored by Fletcher Bright Company and the city of Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.3SistersBluegrass.com or call 265-0771.