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Abigail Washburn & Bela Fleck

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Bluegrass on the Green Lawn

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Lafayette | Anders Osborne

Alienated | Elzhi

What’s So | John Paul White

Black Flowers | Claire Lynch

You Are My Light | Chatham County Line

Society Hill | Great Peacock

Blessings | Chance The Rapper

Sake of the Song | Hayes Carll

Best to You | Blood Orange

Idiot | JEFF The Brotherhood

Give All You Can | Cody Jinks

Second Wind | Ruby the RabbitFoot

What’cha Gonna Do | Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

A 1000 Times | Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

Come as You Are | Turnpike Troubadours

Man I’m Supposed to Be | American Aquarium

September represents a busy time of year. Summer is ending, kids are definitely back into the school routine by this point and college football is in full swing. And what some would consider one of the best seasons of the year — fall — begins in late September.

In Chattanooga, autumn's arrival also heralds the return of something else exciting: 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival. This year, on the last day of September, Chattanooga's favorite bluegrass festival returns for a 10th year. Set on the huge lawn at Ross's Landing, the two-day bluegrass gathering has attracted a pretty big following, and its reputation has earned inclusion on many lists as one of the best bluegrass festivals in the country. So buckle up.

For the milestone anniversary, the festival organizers did not hold back this year, filling up the night of Friday, Sept. 30, with performances by the Dismembered Tennesseans, Mipso, Gibson Brothers and Greensky Bluegrass. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 1, the festival kicks back into gear at noon with a full day of bluegrass.

One of the highlights Saturday comes from a band that is no stranger to Chattanooga: Chatham County Line. They are returning to the festival for another year, and this year there is a ton of excitement and buzz around this Raleigh, North Carolina-based outfit, as they are celebrating the release of their brand-new album, Autumn.

Up next, Chattanooga is in for a treat as Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn take the stage and show us what type of magic happens when banjos collide. Having mastered completely different styles of the banjo, this husband-and-wife duo blend those styles together beautifully in an intricate and mellow fashion, accompanied by Washburn's angelic vocals. As the night closes with Keller Williams and the Keels, it is guaranteed that festival attendees will be anticipating next year's event before this one even comes to an end.

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