The Chattanooga Riverbend Music Festival is a nine-day festival that is held in June in Chattanooga, TN along the Tennessee riverfront. It generally is held around the same time as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, so we at Gravy and Biscuits generally skip it in favor of going to ‘Roo, but you might see us there a night or two. There isn’t a lot of camping like at some of the other festivals, but it attracts a crowd of about 650,000 people!
Riverbend draws all sorts of acts, from country to classic rock to bluegrass to rap and everything in between. Instead of tickets, you purchase a pin at one of the local Kangaroo Express convenience stores, and this pin will gain you access to any or every night of the festival you like. It also means you and your friends can go in together and buy one pin and lend it to others on different nights, which is kind of cool.
2010 Riverbend Music Festival ad featuring Charlie Daniels
2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chattanooga Riverbend Music Festival. Check out the lineup below.