Whether you're new to Chattanooga, a long-time resident or just stopping by for a visit, the Riverbend Festival is one Chattanooga event that you definitely won't want to miss. It runs every year around the start of the summer, and this year's festival is going to be bigger and better than ever. That's because this year marks the 35th anniversary of the first Riverbend Festival, which started small and grew into the beloved event that we enjoy today. Our real estate agents have done the research and we've got all the details on what to expect from this year's Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN.
The Sounds of Summer in Chattanooga
No matter what time of year it is, you'll find a city that truly loves live music from every genre and every era. The Riverbend Festival is certainly a celebration of music, with live shows running almost around the clock, but it's also a celebration of the city that so many of us are proud to call home. Homes in Chattanooga put you close to all of the excitement of the Riverbend Festival, and all of the action in the city year-round.
- One City, Five Stages – The Riverbend Festival is not confined to one part of the city, and just about every corner of Chattanooga gets in on the action. There are five main concert stages spread throughout the Riverfront area, each positioned to provide great views in addition to great music. Since there are so many shows at once, it's a good idea to plan ahead if there are bands that you really want to see.
- Nearly 100 Artists – Given the stacked lineup of the Riverbend Festival, you're likely to find quite a few of your favorites on the main stages. This year's festival features an incredibly diverse lineup of talent, with everyone from Ludacris to the Flaming Lips taking the stage in Chattanooga. You'll also find quite a few well-known performers from eras gone by, like George Thorogood and the Destroyers, the Yardbirds, and Boz Scaggs.
- Award Winning Fun – The Riverbend Festival has made an impression far beyond the borders of Chattanooga and regularly picks up awards as one of the best music festivals in the country. On the busiest nights of the festival, you'll find more than 90,000 people singing along at concert stages around the city. Attendance only seems to grow larger every year, with more than 350,000 people attending recent editions of the Riverbend Festival.
- More than Music – The busy schedule of live music may be the main attraction, but there is a ton more to enjoy in the city throughout the length of the Riverbend Festival. You'll definitely want to bring your appetite, because food vendors around the city will be serving up unique flavors throughout the event, to go along with all of the great restaurants in the city. The Riverbend Marketplace is also a popular stop every year, with art, crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and all sorts of unique surprises.
The Riverbend Festival is just one of the unique events that make Chattanooga such a great place to call home. Our guide to Chattanooga fun is loaded with even more great events for every month on the calendar. And when you want to shop Chattanooga real estate, our team will help you find the right home in our city. Contact Fletcher Bright Realty to buy and sell homes in Chattanooga, TN.