Riverbend artists up close (June 7-15)

Riverbend artists up close (June 7-15)

June 6th, 2013 in Chattnow Music

People gather along Riverside Drive near the Coca-Cola stage at the Riverbend Festival last year.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

ARTIST OF THE DAY

These informal eat-and-greet opportunities with the musicians begin at noon.

• Friday, June 7: Turnpike Troubadours at The Honest Pint, 35 Patten Parkway

• Saturday, June 8: Rosco Bandana at Big River Grille, 222 Broad St.

• Sunday, June 9: Scotty Bratcher at 212 Market Restaurant, 212 Market St.

• Monday, June 10: The Pimps of Joytime at Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St.

• Tuesday, June 11: None

• Wednesday, June 12: Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines at Hennen's, 193 Chestnut St.

• Thursday, June 13: Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show) at Whole Foods, 2 North Shore

• Friday, June 14: Moon Taxi at Mellow Mushroom, 205 Broad St.

• Saturday, June 15: The Michael Foster Project at Bluewater Grille, 224 Broad St.

THE BEND UNPLUGGED

These more formalized programs offer a performance interspersed with topical conversation.

• Friday, June 7: 2nd Carolina String Band, Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St., 2 p.m. This band of Civil War re-enactors strives for historical accuracy with songs of the era, authentic instruments and period-style clothing. Performance is in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

• Saturday, June 8: The Barr Brothers at Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, 2 p.m. (admission fees apply). Members of this Canadian folk quartet will highlight their use of found objects in music in conjunction with an art exhibit by Whitfield Lovell, who juxtaposes found objects with charcoal drawings on wood.

• Sunday, June 9: The Church Sisters at Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., 2 p.m. (admission fees apply). The country/Americana/bluegrass band is fronted by 17-year-old twin sisters Savannah and Sarah Church, who began their musical career at age 12.

• Monday, June 10: The Pimps of Joytime at Lindsay Street Hall, 901 Lindsay St., 1 p.m. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based funk band will be part of an anti-gang/youth awareness event, with Stars of Chattanooga youth musicians from two city recreation centers.

• Wednesday, June 12: Harper at Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St., 4 p.m. (free admission; use River Journey member entrance). The Australia-raised world blues musician, who plays harmonica and didgeridoo, will talk about Australia's environmental extremes and coral bleaching along the Great Barrier Reef.

STREET PERFORMERS

• June 7-9: New Binkley Brothers, John & Michelle, Mike Edwards, Barry Manley, John Cady

• June 10: New Binkley Brothers

• June 11: New Binkley Brothers, Riverboat John, John & Michelle, Mudd Brothers

• June 12-14: New Binkley Brothers, Riverboat John, Mudd Brothers, Mike Edwards

• June 15: New Binkley Brothers, Riverboat John, Mudd Brothers