Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Riverbend Beach Is Coolest Ever!

Monday, June 9, 2014 - by Bob Payne

For the past several years, the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union has not only been a wonderful stage sponsor at Riverbend, but they have also brought in the ultra-cool sand sculpture display. Florida based Sandtastic sculptors transform 150 tons of sand into the absolute coolest designs you can imagine.

This year, TVFCU has partnered with the Creative Discovery Museum to feature the Wizard of Oz display. One trip to the sand sculpture and you will quickly realize that this is truly an art form.

The Sandtastic team has held the Guinness World Record for a sand castle they built in 1998 that stood 28 feet 7 ¼ inches tall. This year, in addition to the beautiful Wizard of Oz display, they also sculpt amazing likenesses of the Coke Stage artists. The Sandtastic team uses only sand and water, no additives or cements.

The TVFCU sand sculptures are located on Riverfront Parkway, between the Coke Stage and The Unum Stage. Stop by and take advantage of a great photo opportunity. If you enjoy the display, take a second to thank the great folks at Tennessee Valley Credit Union.

See you there!

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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