For over 35 years, Chattanooga’s beautiful downtown and riverfront have been accompanied by the sights and sounds of one of the Southeast’s best music festivals, Riverbend. Every summer, music fans hit the streets of downtown Chattanooga to enjoy great live music and delicious food with the view of the Tennessee River in the background. The festival lasts eight days and offers five stages with more than 100 bands featuring world class entertainment. The festival is wrapped up every year with one of the region’s best fireworks shows! This year’s headliners include: Switchfoot, Hank Williams Jr., Third Eye Blind, Flo Rida, Dustin Lynch, Bret Michaels, Luke Combs and The Wallflowers! 

Listen to the 2018 Riverbend Spotify playlist!


Friday, June 8
Hank Williams Jr.


7:15pm - Convertibull, Chevy Stage

7:45pm - Roger Alan Wade & The Last Band, TVFCU Stage

8:00pm - Hannah Wicklund, Unum Stage

9:30pm - Hank Williams Jr., Coke Stage

10:30pm - Gangstagrass, 10:30pm

Saturday, June 9




7:15pm - Wild Adriatic, Chevy Stage

8:00pm - Land of Ozz, Bud Light Stage

9:15pm - Bishop Gun, TVFCU Stage

9:30pm - The Wallflowers, Coke Stage

Sunday, June 10
Luke Combs


6:30pm - Collins Brothers, Unum Stage

7:45pm - Kelly Lovelace & Rivers Rutherford, TVFCU Stage

8:00p - Mitch Rossell, Unum Stage

8:00pm - Cam, Bud Light Stage

9:30pm - Luke Combs, Coke Stage


Bessie Smith Strut
Monday, June 11
Bessie Smith Strut



On Monday night, the Riverbend party moves to M. L. King Blvd. for the annual Bessie Smith Strut. This celebration is named for the Empress of the Blues herself and takes place on what was once called "The Big Nine," or Ninth Street. In the early 20th century, the area was known for having multiple music clubs that were nationally recognized jazz and blues destinations. The Strut features some of today's best jazz and blues musicians!


Tuesday, June 12



9:00pm - Switchfoot, Coke Stage

Wednesday, June 13
Dustin Lynch




7:45pm - Heather Gillis, TVFCU Stage

8:00pm - Tower of Power, Bud Light Stage

9:30pm - Dustin Lynch, Coke Stage

Thursday, June 14
Flo Rida




6:15pm - Magic Birds, TVFCU Stage

6:30pm - Rye Baby, Unum Stage

8:00pm - Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Bud Light Stage

9:30pm - Flo Rida, Coke Stage

Friday, June 15
Third Eye Blind



7:45pm - Waydown Wanderers, TVFCU Stage

8:00pm - Delbert McClinton, Bud Light Stage

8:00pm - The Shadowboxers, Unum Stage

9:15pm - Brother Sundance, TVFCU Stage

9:30pm - Third Eye Blind, Coke Stage

Saturday, June 15
B. Michaels




6:30pm - Jimmy Allgood, Unum Stage

7:45pm - The Cleverlys, TVFCU Stage

8:00pm - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Bud Light Stage

9:30pm - Bret Michaels, Coke Stage



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. SEE THE FULL 2018 STAGE LINEUP HERE.



The last night of Riverbend is one of the best nights of the year with its final performances and grand fireworks show.

Riverbend fireworks



General Admission - Festival Wristband - $44
General Admission Riverbend Wristbands allow admission to the festival for ALL NIGHTS. Children 10 and under are admitted FREE with an adult. One night tickets are being sold for $30 at the gate. Buy tickets

Club Riverbend VIP - $220 - (*Members must be 21+ to join)
Club Riverbend is an exclusive member's only area located on the Chattanooga City Pier. Buy tickets