Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Riverbend 2014 Day 6 Boston!

Day 5 Review

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - by Bob Payne
Boston
Boston

This may be Chattanooga, but this night belongs to Boston, appearing on the Coca-Cola Stage at 9:30 p.m. The band founded and still fronted by Tom Scholz has sold 31 Million records in the USA alone. The classic rockers debut album went 17X Platinum. While many of you Riverbend boo-birds will say it isn’t an all-original band, most of the band has been together for 20-30 years. Tom Scholz, the founder of Boston, remains as the band’s leader. They released their sixth studio album just a few months ago, Life, Love & Hope.

One really cool thing about Boston you may not have known. They support the Shriners Children’s Hospitals and will have local Shriners throughout the festival grounds selling their Greatest Hits CD, with proceeds going to help the Shriners Hospitals.

The Bud Stage features the blues based indie rock band The Black Cadillacs at 5:45 p.m. In what may be the score of the week for Riverbend, R & B artist Allen Stone appears at 7:15 p.m. Stone appeared at last year’s Nightfall and the crowd went absolutely nuts over him. He has since had appearances on Conan and Ellen Degeneres. Considered a soul or R & B singer, Stone describes himself as a hippie with soul. This is a pick of the night.

The VW Stage features the Chattanooga Stars at 6 p.m., followed by Road To Nightfall winner Amber Fults & The Ambivalent Lovers at 7:30 p.m. I will bounce between the Bud Stage and the VW Stage to make Amber a must see event.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Unum Stage features classical Bridget Kibbey Trio that was part of the Hunter’s String Theory series. Blues star Nikki Hill takes the Unum Stage at 8 p.m., followed by the one and only Family Stone. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. to play such hits as Dance To The Music, I Want To Take You Higher, Everyday People, Family Affair, and many more. If you love the funk/soul sounds of the sixties and seventies, then this show is for you!

The Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Stage features the Von Wamp Family Cavalcade from 6:15 – 10:30 p.m. This jam features the 9th Street Stompers, Brian Ashley Jones, High Viscosity, and members of Lou Wamp’s great family of entertainers.

Bob’s picks-o’-the-day: Amber Fults & The Ambivalent Lovers, Allen Stone, Family Stone.

The Black Cadillacs appear as the Artist of the Day at the Mellow Mushroom downtown at noon.

Last night is a perfect example of why Riverbend doesn’t cancel the evening activities when it is storming at 5 p.m. It was pretty nasty and gloomy late in the afternoon, but they waited out the storm and TobyMac went on as scheduled at 9 p.m. Not a drop of rain fell from 7 p.m. on. He played a 75-minute set for thousands in attendance that braved the nice weather.

See you there!

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

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or www.facebook.com/davrik2000.

Bob Payne
Bob Payne
- Photo2 by Snappy

Singer/Songwriter Showcase Held At Charles And Myrtle's July 11

A singer/songwriter showcase will be held at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Saturday, July 11, at 8 p.m.  It will be an evening of music presented by Butch Ross and Trish Ferrell Wileman. Butch and Trish will highlight both their current class along with alumni of their workshop, the Art of the Singer/Songwriter. Now in its third session, the Art of the Singer/Songwriter ... (click for more)

Country Legend John Conlee To Perform In Cleveland July 24

Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, will be performing  on Friday, July 24, at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland.  Review for John Conlee: During John Conlee’s 35-year career in country music, he has brought to audiences such classic songs as: "Rose Colored Glasses" (John's signature ... (click for more)

Work Set To Restart On Chickamauga Lock This Year

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $3 million that Congress provided for fiscal year 2015 to restart construction on Chickamauga Lock this year, Senator Lamar Alexander and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann announced. “We need to replace Chickamauga Lock before it fails, and I talked with Secretary Darcy today to thank her for making this project a priority by deciding to restart ... (click for more)

Boyd Asks Coppinger For Public Apology; Does Not Get One

County Commissioner Tim Boyd on Wednesday morning read a letter in which he asked County Mayor Jim Coppinger for a public apology. However, he did not get one. Instead, County Mayor Coppinger called remarks last Wednesday by Commissioner Boyd that the county mayor had $4.4 million in discretionary funds "ridiculous." He said that money includes such items as the Humane Educational ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Disturb The Dead

I’ve got too many things in my life that scare me so I’ve always been real leery of “unnecessary fear.” A guy named Terry wanted to teach me how to catch a live rattlesnake one time but had a tough time telling me what exactly to do with the angry serpent when the time came to let it go. I have the same view of these paranormal societies where otherwise sane people go around looking ... (click for more)