Friends Of The Festival Adds Freeman And Mincy To Board Of Directors

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Evann Freeman
Evann Freeman

Friends of the Festival, the umbrella organization for Riverbend Festival, Riverfront Nights, and other local events, announced EPB’s Evann Freeman and  local attorney Chrissy Mincy have been added to their board. 

Mr. Freeman joined EPB as director of Government Relations in 2019 and leads government relations and economic development efforts for the utility.  Prior to that time, Mr. Freeman spent a decade in government relations working for retired Senator Lamar Alexander, who brokered the deal that lead to the Music modernization act.

Mr. Freeman sees his role at EPB as an opportunity to focus his public policy efforts on community benefit and coalition building in his hometown of Chattanooga.  

He is joined as a new member of the board by Chrissy Mincy, founding attorney of Mincy Law, PLLC.  Ms. Mincy is known for her capable and compassionate advice and counsel to families, specializing in divorce and child custody litigation. 

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Mincy worked extensively in live music production, including working for multiple venues across the Southeast and a major record label, and has remained passionate about live music. 

Friends of the Festival board chair Becky Browder said, “Chrissy and Evann bring unique experiences and expertise that will be a perfect complement to the work done by our board.  We’re grateful for their commitment to Chattanooga’s original music festival and look forward to working with them.”

Friends of the Festival executive director Mickey McCamish said, “This is an exciting time for Friends of the Festival as we are weeks away from our 39th Riverbend Festival.  As the board grows, it will be continue to be reflective of our audiences and our new focus to a solid business strategy to position if for the future.  Chrissy and Evann are welcome additions.”  


Chrissy Mincy
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