Meet, greet Riverbend Festival musicians

Meet, greet Riverbend Festival musicians

April 20th, 2012 by Staff Report in Life Entertainment

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Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the musical acts booked for this year's Riverbend Festival thanks to the Community Outreach Series.

In recent years the festival has enlisted the services of some of its scheduled artists to make extra appearances and, in some cases, perform mini or unplugged shows at various sites away from the festival site.

The three programs -- Bend Unplugged, Artist of the Day and Bend on the Run -- are free meet-and-greet opportunities that allow fans to get up close and personal with the artists in a relaxed setting.

These shows bring attention to the artists, the festival and the venues, according to Jeff Styles, festival assistant talent and production coordinator.

THE SCHEDULE

THE BEND UNPLUGGED

All shows are at 2 p.m. except those at the Tennessee Aquarium, which are at 5 p.m.

June 8: Four Shillings Short at Chattanooga Public Library

June 9: Sol Driven Train at Creative Discovery Museum

June 10: Lionel Young at Lindsay Street Hall

June 13: Royal Southern Brotherhood's Tribute to the Wetlands at Tennessee Aquarium

June 15: Thunder & Fire featuring drummers Vinnie and Carmine Appice and guitarist Micahel Angelo Batia at the Hunter Museum of American Art

ARTIST OF THE DAY

All shows are at noon.

June 8: Cody McCarver at Big River Grille

June 9: Commander Cody at Market Street Tavern

June 10: The Waymores at 212 Market

June 13: Peter Rowan at Hennen's

June 14: Denny Jiosa at Bluewater Grille

June 15: Blackberry Smoke at Mellow Mushroom

June 16: Taylor Reed Band at Greenlife Grocery

BEND ON THE RUN

All shows start at 1 p.m.

June 8: Futurebirds at The Terminal

June 9: Two Man Gentleman Band at The Honest Pint

June 10: Danger Kitty at Market Street Tavern

June 13: Kymera Project at Jefferson's

June 14: Steel Wheels at The Social

June 15: The Features at Southern Burger Co.

June 16: Musical Moose at Miller Street Plaza