The eight-day Riverbend Festival has been one of Chattanooga’s signature events for 35 years, drawing an annual crowd of nearly 650,000. The festival is held at Ross’s Landing on the downtown riverfront and features more than 100 acts on five stages. Headline performers are featured on the Coca-Cola Stage, a barge that’s been converted into a full concert stage. The barge floats just off shore against a large collection of amphitheater seats built into a hillside at the water’s edge. The 2017 lineup includes Toby Keith, Old Dominion, Brett Young, The Purple Xperience and more.