Special events celebrating outdoor activities have been added to the annual Riverfront Nights concert series produced by Friends of the Festival, according to the group.
The six-night musical series on the city's 21st Century Waterfront will focus on the Chattanooga Futbol Club, the local disc-sports scene, paddling, water conservation and bike polo. An event for prospective pet owners also will be featured.
The lineup features local and regional acts, as well as a mix of outdoor-oriented activities and presentations organized by Outdoor Chattanooga. Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and anchored by entertainment sponsor State Farm, the green-themed series of free Saturday-night shows takes place on the GreenSpaces stage near Ross's Landing.
The series kicks off Aug. 6 with Revival - An Allman Brothers Experience and concludes Sept. 17 with Cajun singer/songwriter Paul Rhorn.
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RIVERFRONT NIGHTS Schedule
Aug. 6: Revival - An Allman Brothers Experience.
Opening act: Nothing and the Nobodies.
On the Green: Salute to the Chattanooga Futbol Club soccer exhibition.
Aug. 13: Scott Holt (Nashville-based blues guitarist and vocalist).
Opening act: Butch Ross.
On the Green: Disc night highlighting ultimate, goaltimate and disc golf.
Aug. 20: Yarn (rockin' bluegrass).
Opening act: Steel String Sessions.
On the Green: Water Conservation Night.
Sept. 3: Vieux Farka Toure (African guitar master).
Special late act: Space Capone (electronica, dance wizard).
On the Green: Paddler's night.
Sept. 10: Eric Heatherly (country).
Opening act: Pee Wee Moore and the Awful, Dreadful Snakes.
On the Green: Bike night highlighting bike polo, pedicabs and more.
Sept. 17: Paul Thorn (Cajun music legend, singer/songwriter, boxer, storyteller).
Opening act: Rayland Baxter.
On the Green: Dog night, featuring local shelters.