Riverfront Nights brings music to the water

By Geno Campbell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —
Photo by Mary Gower Southern Brewers Festival was held on Chattanooga’s riverfront where Riverfront Nights is held.
Photo by Mary Gower
Southern Brewers Festival was held on Chattanooga’s riverfront where Riverfront Nights is held.

Riverfront Nights is a weekly, free music series from early August to mid-September produced by Friends of the Festival, who also organizes the annual Riverbend Festival.

The organization has booked different artists for the musical line-up each Saturday night.

The event highlights businesses that promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable business practices and a love for the outdoors.

Barbara Agee, executive assistant and office coordinator for Friends of the Festival, said the purpose of Riverfront Nights was to bring people down to showcase the Tennessee River.

Cailee O’Shaney, a junior from Franklin, Tenn., said she went with her sorority sisters to Riverfront Nights. She said the concert was crowded; however, she enjoyed it.

“The bands I saw were awesome,” O’Shaney said. “It was an experience like none other.”

Andrew Carney, a senior from Knoxville, said he has never been to any of the Riverfront Nights but would like experience it. He also said he wanted to see country singer, Jacob Powell, who performed Aug. 2.

“Even though Nightfall receives more love and attention for free summer concerts in Chattanooga, I believe Riverfront Nights provides a great atmosphere and music,” Carney said. “It is one of many contributions to the city that makes it an amazing place to be.”

All shows are family and pet friendly. Beverages are sold for all ages. Free parking is limited; most parking around the event requires a fee. Bikes are encouraged and have free parking. The local opening act begins at 7 p.m., while the headliner goes on at 8 p.m.

There are two nights left. On Sept. 6, The Main Squeeze will play. On the final night, Sept. 13, The Producers will perform. For more information, visit the website www.riverfrontnights.com

Sarah Cooksey

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