Luke Combs Part Of 2018 Riverbend Lineup

Friday, January 12, 2018
Luke Combs
Luke Combs

Luke Combs will hit the Riverbend Coke Stage on Sunday, June 10, at 9:30 p.m. 

Review for Luke Combs:

With gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, River House Artists/Columbia Nashville’s artist Luke Combs stormed onto the Country music landscape as a force to be reckoned with. The 27 year-old Asheville, N.C. native released his critically-acclaimed debut album This One’s For You  in June 2017 which spawned back to-back No. 1 Platinum two-week No. 1 singles “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours.” 

Heralded by Rolling Stone, Uproxx & Vulture as a ‘Best Country Album Of 2017”, the debut project opened at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and remained inside the Top 10 on the same chart since release. Combs’ debut Platinum-certified smash radio single “Hurricane” set Country radio history topping both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and Mediabase chart for two consecutive weeks – rendering Combs the first debut country artist to hold a multi-week No.1 since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and the first new solo Country male artist to accomplish the feat since Blake Shelton with “Austin” in 2001.  

Next month Combs will set out on the spring leg of his sold-out headlining  Don’t Tempt Me with a Good Time Tour.  The 30 city tour across the country kicked off in the fall. 

Previously announced artists for Riverbend are Hank Williams, Jr., Gangstagrass, Mitch Rossell, Delbert McClinton, and The Shadowboxers.  

General admission and Club Riverbend are on sale now at riverbendfestival.com. For the VIP experience, join Club Riverbend.  Club Riverbend includes admission for the entire festival and passes are $220 each.  Members enjoy a cash bar, catering, private portable restrooms, a parking pass and more.    

Group admission sales end April 1. One hundred or more wristbands are $30 each.  Pass on the savings to the group or use them as a way to say 'thank you' to employees or clients.   For more information call 756-2211 or email gina@riverbendfestival.com.          



PHOTOS: Full House Greets Steve Wariner At Songbirds

Back Alley To Produce Original Work “Draft House,” Exploring Childhood, Memory And Family

Award-winning theatre company Back Alley Productions will present its first original theatre stage play “Draft House,” written and directed by Thomas White. Performances for this full-length play are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., from April 27 through May 13 at the Historic Mars Theatre.   The theatre is at 117 N. Chattanooga Ave. in Lafayette. ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)