Founded in 2014 by musician Drew Holcomb, the annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee. Originally taking place in Holcomb's hometown of Memphis, Moon River has grown into an important and beloved institution in the Tennessee community. Now in its fourth year, Moon River will begin its new chapter in the beautiful new home of Coolidge Park in Chattanooga where it will continue its celebrated tradition of bringing specially curated music lineups and community focused experiences to the region. The festival will feature 20-22 specially curated national acts, two stages, and local food vendors. 

Lineup Highlights

The Avett Brothers

Avett BrothersUltimately, The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about experiences that they as humans have known to humans who know what they mean. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible. They sing and play often, as long as they are not too busy walking around the mall, changing kids' diapers, buying coffee, making coffee, washing dishes or going to the mountains!

The Head and the Heart

The Head And The Heart regrouped last summer in Stinson Beach, CA to start writing together again. Their renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout Signs Of Light, the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records. Throughout the album, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder, and the musical touchstones are more universal.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Drew HolcombSouvenirs - Drew Holcomb has collected many of them. A road warrior for more than a decade, Holcomb has spent his adulthood onstage and on the road, traveling from place to place with a catalog of vibrant, honest songs that explore the full range of American roots music. His new album focuses on the things that truly stick with you, including family and friends, music and memories, and people and places in a fast-moving world. 

Judah & the Lion

Years before forming one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & the Lion grew up in separate corners of the country, listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all...the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, and the punch of pop. Later, after college brought the musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds and sounds together. 

Trampled By TurtlesTrampled by Turtles

On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles’ seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet’s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution, pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defy pigeonholing. 

Margo Price

By the end of 2016, Margo Price was one of country music's most celebrated new artists, a ubiquitous presence on late night television, and a regular at major festivals around the world. It was the kind of year most musicians can only dream of, and the arrival of Price’s spectacular sophomore album, All American Made, proves that she hasn’t taken a moment of it for granted.

Check out the full lineup here.