Special events celebrating outdoor activities have been added to the annual Riverfront Nights concert series produced by Friends of the Festival, according to the group.
The six-night musical series on the city’s 21st Century Waterfront will focus on the Chattanooga Futbol Club, the local disc-sports scene, paddling, water conservation and bike polo. An event for prospective pet owners also will be featured.
The lineup features local and regional acts, as well as a mix of outdoor-oriented activities and presentations organized by Outdoor Chattanooga. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and anchored by entertainment sponsor State Farm, the green-themed series of free Saturday-night shows takes place on the GreenSpaces stage near Ross’s Landing.
The series kicks off Aug. 6 with Revival — An Allman Brothers Experience and concludes Sept. 17 with Cajun singer/songwriter Paul Rhorn.
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RIVERFRONT NIGHTS Schedule
Aug. 6: Revival — An Allman Brothers Experience.
Opening act: Nothing and the Nobodies.
On the Green: Salute to the Chattanooga Futbol Club soccer exhibition.
Aug. 13: Scott Holt (Nashville-based blues guitarist and vocalist).
Opening act: Butch Ross.
On the Green: Disc night highlighting ultimate, goaltimate and disc golf.
Aug. 20: Yarn (rockin’ bluegrass).
Opening act: Steel String Sessions.
On the Green: Water Conservation Night.
Sept. 3: Vieux Farka Toure (African guitar master).
Special late act: Space Capone (electronica, dance wizard).
On the Green: Paddler’s night.
Sept. 10: Eric Heatherly (country).
Opening act: Pee Wee Moore and the Awful, Dreadful Snakes.
On the Green: Bike night highlighting bike polo, pedicabs and more.
Sept. 17: Paul Thorn (Cajun music legend, singer/songwriter, boxer, storyteller).
Opening act: Rayland Baxter.
On the Green: Dog night, featuring local shelters.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...