Riverbend Gets Underway Friday; Nearby U.S. 27 Exits To Close At 10 PM Each Night Of Festival

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Riverbend Festival gets underway Friday with Gary Allan on the Coke Stage.

Riverbend runs through Saturday of next week.

There will be the following Highway 27 exit closures during each evening of Riverbend:

-          4th Street exits traveling North/South bound

-          Manufacturers Road exits traveling North/South bound

 These exits will be closed each night of Riverbend from 10 p.m. to midnight to assist with traffic and crowd control. 

Police said, "Anyone wishing to pick up after the evening festivities will need to arrive prior to 10 p.m. to do so."


Bike-Walk Chattanooga will host the annual, free bicycle valet service at the south end of the Walnut St. Bridge, every evening during the festival, except Monday, June 9. 
 
Schedule:
6/6 - 6pm-11pm (Gary Allan) 
6/7 - 6pm-Midnight (Widespread Panic) 
6/8 - 6pm-11pm (Buddy Guy)
6/9 - No Valet 
6/10 - 6pm-10:30pm (Toby Mac)
6/11 - 6pm-11pm (Boston)
6/12 - 6pm-11pm (Justin Moore)
6/13 - 6pm-11pm (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
6/14 - 6-Midnight (Young the Giant)
 

Click here for the festival schedule.


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