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Celebrating 40 Years Of Music At The Riverbend Festival

An aerial view of the Riverbend Festival.
Friends of the Festival
An aerial view of the Riverbend Festival.

The first Riverbend Festival was held in downtown Chattanooga in the summer of 1982.

Since Riverbend missed a year during the pandemic, the festival is celebrating 40 years of music this year - starting Friday through Sunday at Ross’ Landing.

Mitchell Hall is director of operations - and Samantha Wright is director of sales - for Friends of the Festival.