When Drew Holcomb and Paul Steele conceived the Moon River Festival in 2014 as a way to play music with some friends and show off their hometown of Memphis, they couldn't have guessed that it would outgrow the 3,500-capacity Levitt Shell. Or that they would turn over producing the event to AC Entertainment and move it to Chattanooga. Or that it would become big enough to bring Nickle Creek out of its semi-retirement. Or that the group's Grammy-winning mandolinist Chris Thile would also bring his "Live from Here" show to town as part of the festival.
But all of that has happened - or will.
As part of this year's Moon River Festival in Coolidge Park, Thile will reunite with his Nickle Creek bandmates, brother and sister Sara and Sean Watkins.