For 27-year-old Christopher Clowers, of North Chattanooga, Charlie Daniels isn't just a musical legend: He's something more personal.
The heat at Riverbend may have been miserable early on, but festival attendees and organizers alike said they made it through without losing their cool.
A barefoot young woman scurries across the street as her fellow festivalgoers rush for cover from the rain.
Charlie Daniels is an imposing figure.
Jodi Copus, her sister and her two grandchildren hustled to beat the crowds and stake out the right spot to spread out their blankets, as close as they could get to the looming Coca-Cola Stage floating on the river.
Dancers from Ginger Brown's Academy of Performing Arts represented the United States and performed in the International Junior Art Festival in the Sister City of Gangneung, South Korea, in 2008.
You may not be able to tell through the nearly opaque netting lining the underside of their green and white tent, but Terrell and Gina Evans never seem to stop smiling.
Billy Currington takes the Riverbend stage tonight to pass along such wisdom as "People Are Crazy" and explain how "Country Boys Roll" (two of his four No. 1 singles).
Riverbend organizers are dismissing complaints from local health officials that tobacco vendors could be violating a federal settlement that prohibits marketing tobacco products to children.
Chattanooga Times Free Press entertainment reporter Casey Phillips spoke with Cuban-American jazz trumpet maestro Arturo Sandoval about the importance of sincere playing, growing up in the Cuban countryside and what to expect from his Riverbend performance.