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

Thursday, June 5, 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.


Friday Night Comedy Improv At Chattanooga State During February

Friday Night Comedy Improv will be held Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Hwy.  Admission is free.  Comedy improvisation returns to Chattanooga State with second year students of the Professional Actor Training Program, joined by faculty and staff.  The scenes are improvised from audience suggestions. ... (click for more)

Free Concert By Chattanooga Songwriters Association

Chattanooga Songwriters Association presents a free concert featuring Andrew Kelsey, Matt Brown, Preston Parris, and Anthony Quails on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.  Meet the songwriters at 6:30 p.m.  The concert will begin at 7 p.m. "Come join us for a night of acoustic music performed ... (click for more)

Chief Fletcher Gives Maximum Punishment To Patrol Officer Who Fired 4 Shots Toward Vehicle That Backed Toward Him

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher has given a maximum punishment to an officer who fired four shots toward a vehicle after he said the driver backed into his vehicle with him standing behind it. Chief Fletcher sustained a finding of “improper use of force – discharge of firearm.” He suspended Officer Alex Olson for 30 days without pay – the maximum suspension allowed ... (click for more)

Van Found On Its Side Off Burkhalter Gap Road; Woman's Remains Nearby; May Be Trenton Woman Missing Since June 4

A van was found on its side off Burkhalter Gap Road on the side of Lookout Mountain near Trenton, Ga., on Wednesday with a woman's body nearby. Authorities said the woman may be a missing Trenton woman. Justine Marie Creech had been missing since June 4. The discovery was made by a woman out hiking. A skull and remains were near the rear tire, authorities said.  ... (click for more)

Shelley Andrews Will Be Missed

Shelley Andrews was one of the kindest, most thoughtful and most effective laborers in our community.  Her work with the Friends of Moccasin Bend was exemplary.  She listened, she learned and she led with dignity and class. Her brave battle with ovarian cancer was a testament to her positive spirit and commitment to her work on behalf of the people of this region. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This One’s For ‘Grifter’

Back in October of 2013 a Facebook page called “OAF Nation” was created to “boost the morale” of the heroes who make up our nation’s military.” It was tongue-in-cheek satire, putting funny captions on every-day pictures that showed members of the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard as they defended our country. Our fighting men and women loved it. It quickly went viral and today ... (click for more)