April 29 2016
Celebrating 35 years, this award-winning festival has been one of Chattanooga’s signature events. It has grown from a small gathering of performers for a weekend of music, to a riverfront-spanning destination event that draws nearly 500,000 people each summer. The festival offers five stages with more than 100 bands featuring world class entertainment ranging from classic rock, jam bands, country, urban and bluegrass. This year’s headliners include Thomas Rhett, Heart, Chris Young, For King & Country, Brett Eldredge, Umphrey’s McGee, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special and many more. Held on the Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront.
Listen to the 2016 Riverbend Playlist.
The last night of Riverbend is one of the best nights of the year with its final performances and grand fireworks show.
At 6:30pm, the Coca Cola Stage will feature Here Come the Mummies, an eight-piece funk-rock band dressed as 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies.
At 9:30pm, 38 Special will close the evening, playing the best of their southern rock favorites, including "Hold on Loosely" and "Rocking Into the Night"
The evening concludes with the best fireworks show in town, cascading colorful lights over the beautiful Tennessee River. After all, what's a summer festival without a great fireworks display?
2016 LINEUP - COKE STAGE
Friday, June 10
6:30pm - ZZ Ward
9:30pm - Thomas Rhett
Saturday, June 11
6:30pm - Blood, Sweat and Tears feat. Bo Bice
9:30pm - Heart
Sunday, June 12
6:30pm - Trampled by Turtles
9:30pm - Chris Young
Monday, June 13 - Bessie Smith Strut
The Bessie Smith Strut is one day of the Riverbend Festival that features blues bands and local nightclub bands of every variety. Noted also for the large variety of different barbecue stands offering barbecued pork, beef, turkey, and seafood. The Strut is known to be jam-packed, and offers lots of great people-watching. It has been characterized in past years by 'people getting along' and having a good time. Click here for lineup.
Tuesday, June 14 - Christian Night
9:00pm - For King and Country
Wednesday, June 15
6:30pm - Blackberry Smoke
9:30pm - Brett Eldredge
Thursday, June 16
6:30pm - Salt N Pepa
9:30pm - Umphrey's McGee
Friday, June 17
6:30pm - Shovels & Rope
9:30pm - REO Speedwagon
Saturday, June 18
6:30pm - Here Come the Mummies
9:30pm - 38 Special
SIDE STAGE PERFORMANCES
The Coke Stage isn't the only place to see great live music during Riverbend. Some of the best performances happen on the side stages, getting you closer to the action. This year, some of our favorites include: Soul Mechanic, Husky Burnette, Permagroove, Dana Rogers, Opposite Box, Remembering January, Jim Lauderdale, Roger Alan Wade, Caney Creek Company and PLVNET.
SEE THE FULL 2016 STAGE LINEUP HERE.
General Admission - Festival Wristband - $41
General Admission Riverbend Wristbands allow admission to the festival for ALL NIGHTS. Children 10 and under are admitted FREE with an adult. Buy tickets
Club Riverbend VIP - $220 (*Members must be 21 yr old to join)
Club Riverbend is an exclusive member's only area located on the Chattanooga City Pier. Buy tickets