Well, folks, this is my last blog for Riverbend, and as I bid this festival “adieu,” I have to say for all the blood, sweat and tears (mostly sweat) of covering it, I’ve managed to eke out a good bit of fun in the process.
Tonight Riverbend hosted its 8th annual Faith and Family Night, an event designed to place Christianity at the forefront of the festival while providing a family friendly atmosphere.
On the one night of Riverbend aimed specifically at families, the family set to benefit the most seemed to be Alexia Taylor’s.
Bill and Cheryl Schenck, of McMinn County, Tenn., have been attending Riverbend for years.
Riverbend plays host to bands of a wide range of musical styles, ranging anywhere from jazz to country, but often the festival is short on young bands with explosive, punk energy.
If you think there’s nothing super about Riverbend, you obviously haven’t met David Gibbens.
As I sat at my desk drawing in a deep breath for the second Riverbend plunge, I was perusing the festival’s schedule for acts to recommend, and boy do I have a strong one.
As opening day is fast approaching and we have this shiny new site to play with, I thought this might be a good time to discuss some opinions locals have about the opening headliner, The Black Crowes, who will take the Coke Stage tonight at 9:30.