Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Riverbend For Free? Yes!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - by Bob Payne
Jason D. Williams Appears At Riverbend 2017
Jason D. Williams Appears At Riverbend 2017
- photo by Mark A. Herndon
Nothing screams good deal or smart idea like free admission. And, of all the performers at Riverbend each year, the biggest stars are the volunteers that helped make it one of the largest and oldest music events in the country. Over 1,000 community-minded volunteers make it possible to have an event like this.

Now, here comes the cool part – by just volunteering for two 5-hour shifts at Riverbend, the volunteer gets admission to the entire festival. That isn’t two 5-hour shifts per day.
It’s just 2 shifts during the entire festival. You also get a great T-shirt, and a chance to meet the nicest people in the area.

Many of Riverbend’s volunteers have been helping out for 20, 25, or 30 years or more. Many have made life-long friendships. We’ve even had a few volunteers get married after meeting their mate at Riverbend. How did they get started as a volunteer? They just came out that first time and they were hooked.

Here is a very touching story about one of our special volunteers.
Take a look at the short video at Giving Back Video and then click on Volunteer Here. That’s all you need to do! Fill out the online application and you’ll be on your way to Riverbend 2017 for free.

Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the Chattanoogan.com and talent buyer for Riverbend Festival.
Email Bob Payne at davrik@aol.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000.


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