THE PERFORMERS

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If there's one thing that irritates me about live concerts, it's when a band is so motionless the members could be mistaken for musical hat racks, automatons lazily strumming chords as they stare at their Chuck Taylors.

When Friends of the Festival booked Gavin DeGraw as tonight's Coca-Cola Stage headliner, assistant talent coordinator Jeff Styles says it felt — at first — like they were settling for a less-than-ideal fix to a desperate situation.

The word out of Gulf Shores, Ala., is that Moon Taxi did everything they could to steal the show at last month's Hangout Festival.

Lead singer Johnny Van Zant has now fronted the band his late brother Ronnie co-founded for twice as long as big brother did.

There is a pervasive — and decidedly unfair — impression held by a lot of people that an artist is only as good as the distance he must travel to take the stage.

Dierks Bentley is no stranger to Chattanooga. Not only has he played here several times, he spent a long, cold February day in 2008 shooting a video for his song "Trying to Stop Your Leaving" in the area.

With a beard that would make a moonshiner jealous, a lanky frame like a Georgia pine and guitar skills that most flatpickers would give a toe or two for, Beppe Gambetta looks every inch the bluegrass ideal.

Unless you're a Newsboys fan who's new to Chattanooga, you've likely seen the Australian contemporary Christian band here in the Scenic City.

Family & Faith Night — or as I like to call it, Sweet Tea Night — at Riverbend has become a big hit.

There are 12 good reasons to see Stars of Chattanooga tonight, and almost all of them are under 18 years old.

You might have seen him at The Comedy Catch in Brainerd over the years, or maybe you caught his 2007 Riverbend show, but comedian Tim Wilson will offer another chance to laugh at this year's festival.

Lorean Mays has been a fan of Brandy since the 34-year-old singer hit the music scene at 14 years old.

A peacock. A butterfly. A character in “The Great Gatsby.” A body suit of his own face.

Tonight, five-time Grammy Award-winning pop/R&B singer Cee Lo Green will bring his larger-than-life music and fashion sensibilities to the Coke Stage as the Riverbend headliner. But how well do you really know one of music’s most eccentric, bombastic personalities?

It’s good that there’s a largish, empty space fronting the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s stage, because this gypsy jazz trio is bound to attract a lot of dancers.

Dixie Fuller knew what he needed to do, standing at a show in Nashville last October.

This time last year, Florida Georgia Line were the new guys opening the Country Throwdown tour, warming up the crowds for Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins and several others.

It's no coincidence that two of country music's hottest acts are opening the 2013 Riverbend Festival in back-to-back shows.

Opening night at Riverbend brings its own level of excitement and it’s a good lineup across the board, but the don’t-miss band is Florida Georgia Line.

In the world of musical homages, there are tribute artists, cover bands and impersonators, but Craig Meyer's Almost Elton John show is something else entirely.

These informal eat-and-greet opportunities with the musicians begin at noon.

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