The much anticipated free concert series, Riverfront Nights, returns to Chattanooga on Saturday, July 15th. The outdoor musical series is free for all to enjoy, and is even dog friendly. 

Riverfront Nights focuses on local people and institutions who promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable development/business practices and, of course, an intense love of outdoors. So come down to the riverfront and enjoy great music, food, and beverages this summer!

Headliners include: 

July 15: Elliot Root (Opening Act: The Mountain vs. Monkey Town)
Elliot RootElliot Root is an American alternative music group based in the heart of Music City Nashville.

July 22: Alanna Royale (Opening Act: Courtney Daly Band)
Alanna RoyaleAlanna Royale shines bright by marrying smooth, retro roots with dirty Rock n’ Roll attitude. Since the release of Bless Her Heart, the band has shared the stage with some of Nashville’s finest, and made appearances at Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, East Nashville Underground and Music City Roots. They’ve been featured in Garden & Gun and Nashville Lifestyles and on NPR.

July 29: Gangstagrass (Opening Act: The Young Fables)
GangstagrassBluegrass/Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who conceived the sound of Gangstagrass in 2006. Though it began as an isolated experiment, Gangstagrass has since grown into a critically acclaimed success celebrated by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, TVGuide, Elmore Leonard,, and more than 50,000 fans who have been entranced by one of the band’s hundreds of performances and have purchased the band’s four official LP’s. “There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their iPod playlists than you think.” says Rench, who had previously made a name for himself as an in-demand Brooklyn country and hip-hop producer, and solo artist.

August 5: Govinda (Opening Act: Tryezz)
GovindaGovinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.

August 12: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (Opening Act: The Diamond Dogs)
Galactic CowboyThe Galactic Cowboy Orchestra  has been freakin' minds for 6 years! Since 2009, the band has stretched their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic ART-ROCK. Definition of ART-ROCK: A type of rock music, often with poetic lyrics, characterized by sophisticated harmonic, dynamic and technical complexity based on forms derived from classical (and jazz) music and requiring performers of considerable training and skill. It sounds so serious, but when you combine that type of music with four fun-loving musicians who don't take themselves too seriously and who have a love of so much music beyond art-rock (which is why the band covers songs from Otis Rush's All Your Love to Whipping Post to When the Levee Breaks to YYZ), you get a bit of magic in live music form. The band writes and performs music that excites them and has a blast doing it!
August 19: Tinsley Ellis (Opening Act: Stone Cold Fox)
Blues is DeadBlues Is Dead focuses on the Blues and R&B songs performed and recorded by the Grateful Dead. Georgia Blues Rock legend Tinsley Ellis leads this stellar lineup of Blues and Jam band veterans who dance the fine line between the Blues and improvisational Rock music.  Tinsley has been a long time guest of acts such as Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks as well as Blues legends Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Otis Rush.

Local acts begin at 7PM and headliners follow at 8PM.