Riverfront Nights, a free concert series presented by Friends of the Festival, will return to the Chattanooga Waterfront Aug. 2 with Texas guitarist Randy Pavlock.
Concerts will be held every Saturday through Sept. 27, except for Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 when Riverfront Nights will take a break for the Southern Brewers Festival and Labor Day weekend. The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will include an opening act, as well as the headliner on the Fat Cat Ferry Stage.
The concerts are family-friendly, free to the public and will include blues, funk, rock, country and Latin fusion.
Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series schedule:
Aug. 2, Randy Pavlock —
Austin-based blues rocker hailed as the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Opening artist: Peter Karp, a Texas blues guitarist.
Aug. 9, DeSol — These Latinstyle rockers will be showcasing their new album and video.
Aug. 16, The Red Hot Poker Dots — An eccentric Australian trio whose danceable, highly visual “vaudevillian swing” has become a favorite in Chattanooga and throughout the Southeast. Opening act: Brandy Robinson, a guitarist/vocalist who is best described as a Southern Ani DiFranco.
Sept. 6, Cornmeal — Jamgrass sensation from Chicago who is becoming the successor to the popular band String Cheese Incident. They’ve played Bonnaroo and Wakarusa this year and are up for the Best New Groove award at the Jammys.
Sept. 13, Trent Summar & The New Row Mob — Described as “cowpunk” rebel mixing George Jones, Dwight Yoakam and the Sex Pistols. Opening act: The Mother Truckers, a rock ’n’ roll band from Austin, Texas. Their music is highoctane Americana, blending hardhitting electric guitars with soaring vocals and irreverent lyrics.
Sept. 20, The Dynamites — Memphis R&B/funk veterans who received rave reviews from last year’s Brewfest and played to thousands at Langerado.
Sept. 27, Harper — Australian blues legend returns to the Scenic City for the first time since blowing the Bessie Smith Strut crowd away in 2006.
For more information, visit www.riverfrontnights.com.