Rock & Roll superstars Stone Temple Pilots and funk band Here Come The Mummies will be the featured acts on the Coca-Cola Stage at Riverbend this year on fireworks night, Saturday, June 13th.
With nearly 18 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots remain one of the most successful rock bands in history. All of the original band members remain, with the exception of Scott Weiland, who was replaced by Linkin Park’s lead singer, Chester Bennington.
Since STP does not tour heavily, their performance at Riverbend should be especially exciting to their fans. Stone Temple Pilots will be the 9:30 p.m. featured act, right before the huge Riverbend fireworks show on Saturday, June 13th. Find out more at http://stonetemplepilots.com/news.
Chattanooga’s favorite funk band, Here Come The Mummies, will return to Riverbend after setting the all-time Bud Light Stage attendance record at the time of their show three years ago. At the Bud Light Stage performance, fans overflowed the entire concession area parking lot; from the Bud Light Stage all the way back to the stage on the green. Riverbend received many requests for the band to return, only this time to the Coke Stage, where more fans could see the band.
Unearthed in a 3000 year-old discotheque during an archeological dig, Here Come The Mummies have roamed the earth, spreading world-class funk music to their legions of fans. From the Bob & Tom Show, to the Super Bowl Village, to the festivals throughout the USA, Here Come The Mummies are rumored to have stacks of Grammy Awards back in their lair, hidden in the thickets near Nashville, Tennessee. The boys in bandages, AKA the guys in gauze, or also known as the dudes in dressings, will be the 6:30 p.m. featured act on the Coca-Cola Stage on fireworks night, Saturday, June 13th. Check them out at http://www.herecomethemummies.com/story.
Also announced for 2015, legendary hip-hop artist Chubb Rock will headline the Bud Light Stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Hand selected for this year’s Riverbend by local radio station Power 94, Chubb Rock has an intense following among hip-hop fans the world over.
Multiple Grammy award-winning band Ozomatli will headline the Bud Light Stage on June10th at 8 p.m. The band formed in 1998 and just one year later, they were touring with Carlos Santana. They have won some Grammy awards for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album and have appeared on many television shows, such as Austin City Limits, Conan O’Brien, Dancing With The Stars, and Sex In The City. They have performed at Bonnaroo, Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and have appeared in concert with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. They composed the Los Angeles Dodgers theme song “Dodgertown”.
Ozomatli combines Latin, hip-hop, jazz, and rock to make a unique sound that will have the entire crowd dancing at the Bud Light Stage. Wear your dancing shoes!
New Orleans based rockers Cowboy Mouth will headline the Bud Light Stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th. Performing before an estimated 9 million fans over the years, Cowboy Mouth now has over 2,500 live shows under their belt.
One of the most famous cover bands, Yacht Rock Revue will headline the Bud Light Stage on Thursday, June 11th, at 8 p.m. The group has performed on cruises with Kid Rock, Weezer, Train, and the Zac Brown Band. Riverbend wasn’t able to get Hall & Oates this year, but Yacht Rock Revue has gotten accolades for their covers of the duo, as well as many other artists of the 70’s. They are the “Greatest Show on Surf”.
A special combined performance by Juice Newton with the band Exile will grace the Unum Stage on Saturday, June 6th at 8:00 pm. With 5 Grammy nominations and 14 top-10 hits, Juice Newton may be best known for her hits “Break It To Me Gently”, “It’s A Heartache”, and “Angel Of The Morning”. In addition to those, she has several other number 1 hits.
Appearing with Juice Newton will be the band Exile. The Kentucky based band started out in the pop/rock genre and had the huge hit “Kiss You All Over”. A couple years after that blockbuster hit, they came on strong as a Country band, ringing up ten number one hits.
Opening night June 5th will find the Deep Fried Five headlining the Bud Light Stage at 8 p.m. The Nashville based soul/funk/rock band has toured in support of the Monophonics, the Pimps of Joytime, the Nappy Roots, the Rebirth Brass Band, Here Come The Mummies, and Dumpstaphunk. They most recently played in Chattanooga at the New Year’s Eve Bash at the Doubletree hotel, where thousands gathered for the “Coke Bottle raising”.
The Coca-Cola Stage line-up is now set for 2015 as follows:
June 5th: 630 p.m. – St Paul & The Broken Bones, 9:30 p.m. – 3 Doors Down;
June 6th: 6:30 p.m. – War, 9:30 p.m. – Martina McBride;
June 7th: Leon Russell, 9:30 p.m. Merle Haggard;
June 8th: Riverbend is off to celebrate the Bessie Smith Strut on MLK Blvd.
June 9th: 9:00 p.m. – Matthew West;
June 10th: 6:30 p.m. - Doug E Fresh/Slick Rick, 9:30 p.m. - Melissa Etheridge;
June11th: 6:30 p.m. – Little River Band, 9:30 p.m. – Hunter Hayes;
June 12th: 6:30 p.m. - Cole Swindell, 9:30 p.m. – Gregg Allman;
June 13th: 6:30 p.m. – Here Come The Mummies, 9:30 p.m. Stone Temple Pilots,
11 p.m. – fireworks.
Reserved Star Seats are good for both the 6:30 p.m. show and the 9:30 p.m. show! For example, if you purchase a reserved star seat for Sunday, June 7th, you get that seat for both Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member Leon Russell AND Country Music Hall of Fame Member Merle Haggard for the one price. Both shows, one ticket! Reserved Star Seating and Club Riverbend tickets are available for purchase at http://www.riverbendfestival.com/tickets. Club Riverbend passes are good for the entire week, with an excellent view of the Coke Stage for both the 6:30 p.m. show and the 9:30 p.m. show.
Wristbands for the 2015 Riverbend are on sale now for $39 at http://www.riverbendfestival.com/tickets and will be available at area Kangaroo Stores May 1. Those that wait until June 5th to purchase their wristbands will pay $55.00 at the gate.
Group sales of 50 wristbands or more are available at significant discounts by calling 423-756-2211 or by email at Karen@riverbendfestival.com.
The entire schedule of announced acts can be found at http://www.riverbendfestival.com/2015-schedule.
Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the Chattanoogan.com.
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