Riverfront Nights Kicks Off Saturday With Commonheart

And Tribute To Veterans

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friends of the Festival present Riverfront Nights for the 13th consecutive year, free for all to enjoy at Ross's Landing on the city's 21st Century Waterfront.

This year the series begins on Saturday and runs each Saturday night through Aug. 24. Burn the Treaty opens the show at 7 p.m. followed by headliner The Commonheart at 8 p.m. 

State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem is planning a State of Tennessee Veterans Appreciation Day for Saturday and Chattanooga will be the inaugural site.  Expos for veterans will start at 11 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center and conclude at Riverfront Nights.  These expos will further educate veterans on benefits and resources offered to them.

Riverfront Nights plans to celebrate the bookend nights of the series honoring veterans as the USS LST 325 landing ship tank moors at Ross’s Landing for the final week of the concert series. This historic treasure is the last fully operational World War II LST and took part in the infamous D-Day attacks in Normandy among other World War II operations. The ship opens for tours Aug. 22 and will be part of the finale of Riverfront Nights.

Review for Commonheart:

The headlining act for opening night consists of nine soulful Pittsburgh natives that never fail to deliver emotion-packed performances. The Commonheart claims a heavy influence from blues, soul and gospel roots. The Commonheart Facebook page celebrates front man Clinton Clegg as “a powerhouse who commands full attention with his limitless onstage energy and vocal range.”

The concert series continues with Groove Grease to open for West End Blend on July 27, Randy Steele opening for Travers Brothership on Aug. 3, Kapo opens for The Mighty Pines on Aug. 10, Playin Possum Band opens the show for The Hi-Jivers on Aug. 17, and the series wraps up on Aug. 24 with Brownout and the opportunity to tour the USS LST 325.

Stay up to date on all things Riverfront Nights at www.riverfrontnights.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/riverfrontnights.



3 Sisters Music Festival Set For Oct. 4 And 5

Local Media Outlet Reopens After Devastating Fire

CSO Presents An Evening With Bernadette Peters Oct. 12


The bluegrass continues to grow at Chattanooga’s waterfront, as the 3 Sisters Music Festival announces its 13th year at Ross’ Landing. The event, held free to the public on Oct. 4 and 5, is a ... (click for more)

The 88.9 Moody Radio station in downtown Chattanooga was devastated by fire on Feb. 20, 2018. Over the past 18 months, they have worked to rebuild the offices and studios. This journey of ... (click for more)

The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra will present an Evening with Bernadette Peters on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets are $15-$56 and available here . Review for Bernadette ... (click for more)


Entertainment

3 Sisters Music Festival Set For Oct. 4 And 5

The bluegrass continues to grow at Chattanooga’s waterfront, as the 3 Sisters Music Festival announces its 13th year at Ross’ Landing. The event, held free to the public on Oct. 4 and 5, is a one-of-a-kind event for top names in contemporary and traditional bluegrass. 3 Sisters is hosted by Fletcher Bright Realty each year and produced by Chattanooga Presents. The music begins ... (click for more)

Local Media Outlet Reopens After Devastating Fire

The 88.9 Moody Radio station in downtown Chattanooga was devastated by fire on Feb. 20, 2018. Over the past 18 months, they have worked to rebuild the offices and studios. This journey of restoration has been a long one, but they are grateful to God for His faithfulness and to listeners for their never ending prayers and support, said officials. There will be an Operation ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee American Water Begins To Restore Water Service

Tennessee American Water successfully completed repairs to the impacted water main around 4 a.m. and has begun the process of restoring the system. Officials said, "The return to normal operating conditions will occur slowly and return last to customers at the highest elevations within the system, such as Lookout Mountain and Elder Mountain. We anticipate that most of the system ... (click for more)

Darrell Hill, 20, Shot And Killed On Dahlia Street; 3 Teenagers Arrested

Darrell Hill, 20, was shot and killed on Dahlia Street Thursday afternoon. Three teenagers have been arrested for the homicide. At approximately 12:14 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a p erson shot call in the 3900 block of Dahlia Street. Upon arrival, police located the victim lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS pronounced him ... (click for more)

Opinion

We Remember Sept. 11th

Our nation was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 and our world changed. Muslim terrorists called al-Qaeda, with training camps all around the world were responsible for the death of the more than 3,000 victims. This is an enemy unlike any we have ever faced. There are multiple countries, multiple fronts and multiple threats. This enemy is committed to the absolute destruction of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Country Music’s Top 98

It was in the late ‘80s, not long before Auburn and Tennessee would play early in the year to set the early pace in the annual SEC race. I needed Auburn football coach Pat Dye to help me understand the early-season strategy of what the loser of the game between Tennessee and Auburn would need to do to stay viable in the home stretch of SEC play that year; it affected bowl invitations ... (click for more)