Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – 2014 Riverfront Nights Series Lineup

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - by Bob Payne
Riverfront Nights Free Concert Series Starts August 2
Riverfront Nights Free Concert Series Starts August 2

Friends of the Festival is very pleased to announce the return of the "Riverfront Nights" musical series to the city's 21st Century Waterfront for its eighth year.

Once again, presented by BlueCross /BlueShield of Tennessee, the series of free Saturday night shows will feature exciting musical acts performing from the Zaxby's Stage.



Healthy living, healthy food and drink choices, adult beverages and businesses and organizations that promote sustainable development in the Scenic City will line the venue's borders in a vibrant display of educational entertainment with the beautiful Tennessee River as its backdrop. Riverfront Nights is family friendly and dog friendly as well. 


Meet us at the river each Saturday in late summer, you won't be sorry! 


August 2- Jacob Powell (young country rock - following the footsteps of Zac Brown/Eric Church) – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Opener - The Communicators (country/southern rock" show) - 7pm


August 9 - Rosco Bandana (Americana rock - fired up the Bud Light stage last year at "Riverbend")

Opener - Kelsey's Woods (Gutsy, southern fried, roots rock)


August 16 - Cornmeal (Chicago based "jamgrass/progressive 'newgrass'" - revealing new lineup, same killer jams)

Opener - Soul Mechanic (Local Big-Buzz band!)


August 23 - (Southern Brewers Festival)


August 30 - Big Something (70's style arena rock w/ progressive leanings & trippy use of synthesized woodwinds)

Opener - Travis Bowlin - (Sewanee's favorite "Yankee Transplant" son...Travis makes sure our region's 'blues/rock & soul' heritage is in good hands)


September 6 - The Main Squeeze (THE hot new funk/metal band. Is it soul? Rock? What it energized hipness!)

Opener - Decibella (Eye-catching, ear-grabbing rising stars in the southeastern musical world)


September 13 - The Producers ('80's pop hit makers and MTV pioneers - "What's He Got", "She Sheila")

Opener - Husky Burnette (This "blues-rocker w/a twang" has earned his place in the final night of the Riverfront Nights season)

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Riverfront Nights is proudly sponsored by:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tenneseee, State Farm, Green Spaces


Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the and assistant talent buyer for Friends Of The Festival.

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