Country music crooner Chris Young will spend his birthday with Riverbend fans on June 12th when he headlines the Coke Stage. The Murfreesboro native and RCA Nashville hit maker is fresh on the heels of success with his hit, “I’m Comin’ Over,” with the release of “Think Of You,” a duet with award-winning Republic Nashville rising star and The Voice winner, Cassadee Pope.
After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year and now you can add Chattanooga for Riverbend's 35th Anniversary. The classic rockers' many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong. They'll rock the Coca-Cola Stage on the June 18th finale just before the fireworks display.
Get ready for the Bud Light Stage to explode for the festival finale on June 18th. An all-star Delta Deep features Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and Chattanooga native Forrest Robinson on drums. Collen started Delta Deep as an extreme blues project. The band has been likened to “Aretha Franklin & Chaka Khan performing with Led Zeppelin”. Vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook had a stint as lead singer in an 80’s R&B band and later served as backup vocalist for Michael Buble and Gregory Hines.
Back by popular demand....or maybe we were just spooked into it, Here Come The Mummies will start off the Riverbend finale funk on the Coke Stage . Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year old Egyptian Mummies. Their "Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave" is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). Some claim they are reincarnated Grammy winning studio musicians. Regardless, the Chattanooga favorites maintain mysterious personas, a cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live shows that bend your brain and make you move your feet.
Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice will take the Coke stage on June 11th before Heart. Following the direction of founding father Bobby Colomby's original vision for Blood Sweat & Tears to "find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy," Blood, Sweat & Tears has re-established itself as one of the hottest touring acts in the world. They're known for their hits like "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," "And When I Die,"
And if you like Led Zeppelin, you're going to love Get The Led Out. Known as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out is a group of musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act but a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history. Get The Led Out will hit the Bud Light State on June 11.
Previously announced acts are Thomas Rhett, Heart, REO Speedwagon, Brett Eldredge, Salt N Pepa, Blackberry Smoke, and Trampled By Turtles, Umphrey's McGee, ZZ Ward, For King and Country, Shovels & Rope, and Granger Smith.
Admission is available at www.riverbendfestival.com. Eight day admission wristbands are $40. Reserved Star Seating and Club Riverbend are available as well.