Highlights of the 2009 Riverbend Festival
The combination of hot, stormy weather and a cool economy failed to spoil Riverbend this year, organizers said.
For some runners, the notion of elevated terrain can be deflating — physically and mentally.
The Bachman-Cummings Band took care of business on the Coca-Cola Stage, and the sky above Ross’s Landing blazed as more than 8,700 aerial bombs exploded in Riverbend 2008’s fireworks finale.
As I watched The Chattanooga Pipe Band usher people through the festival gates at Riverbend, I began to reflect on how strong Riverbend 2008 really was.
>Riverbend officials are in hot water with the Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Boardcq after an underage buyer was allowed to purchase beer twice in an undercover police sting, according to a department news release.
Rodney Atkins, voted best new male vocalist last year at the Academy of Country Music, turned Chattanooga’s waterfront into Riverbend country Friday night.
Even as Riverbend week begins to wind down, ZZ Top proved Thursday that the festival still has “Legs.”
Dark skies and periodic lightning delayed the start of country headliner Josh Turner’s performance on Riverbend’s main stage Wednesday night.
Bursts of lightning threatened Tuesday evening’s Riverbend performance by headlining act MercyMe, but the contemporary Christian band capped the festival’s sixth day as a slight breeze cooled a young but massive audience.