Last night was a dynamite evening for Riverbend music, as the weather again cooperated and the music was spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed the Megaphones, as did a huge crowd at the Unum Stage. These super-talented Nashville players brought their A-game to Chattanooga and filled the seating area to capacity, with standing room area almost packed as well.
Many stayed after the Megaphones show for the Malemen Band and the crowd just kept growing. They ended the evening with a full house at Unum. One thing everyone said, including the stage crew, was the extreme professionalism exhibited by the Malemen Band. They looked sharp and sounded sharp. I was then off to Melissa Etheridge for a bit. I thought her show was really a great rock n’ roll show. She brought a good band and she proved again why she is a guitar slinger to be reckoned with. I wouldn’t want to be her guitar tech, as she changed guitars every single song.
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick may have been the best received performance of the evening. Everyone was saying how enjoyable the show was. Kudos to Power 94 for helping with that selection.
Tonight, young Hunter Hayes will entertain a big crowd, made up predominately of women under age 30. Look for lots of cowboy boots and Daisy Duke shorts. It is anticipated that 19.2% of females at Riverbend tonight will also wear a cowboy hat. Hayes takes the Coke Stage at 9:30.
The venerable group Little River Band will entertain the older crowd at 6:30 p.m. After Little River Band, but before Hunter Hayes, the Yacht Rock Revue will be on the Bud Light Stage at 8 p.m. I saw this band in Nashville a couple of years ago and loved them. If you like Hall & Oates, Toto, and Oates and Hall, then you will love these guys. This is definitely one of my picks of the day.
My other picks of the day include The Suffers, performing on the Unum Stage at 9:30 p.m., immediately following Suzy Bogguss on the same stage. I will guarantee you that both shows will be killer. Trust me. Please. Pick of the day, for sure.
For more of the Riverbend schedule, go to http://www.riverbendfestival.com/2015-schedule .
For everything you need to know about Riverbend, check out my Riverbend Survival Kit at http://chattanoogan.com/2015/6/3/301692/Chattanoogas-Live-Music-Scene-.aspx .
See you there!
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