Rising young blues star Scotty Bratcher played a blistering version of 'Voodoo Child' at the end of his set. He played several shows during the 2013 Riverbend Festival, including one show at the Bessie Smith Strut on Monday.
Tim Wilson dances for the crowd at Riverbend 2013.
Credit Mike Miller
Sunday night at Riverbend 2013, country comedian Tim Wilson performed several of his novelty songs, including The First Baptist Bar & Grill. "I've been told they actually built the First Baptist Bar & Grill in Chattanooga," Wilson said after his set.
The first performance of Riverbend 2013 happened at the Chattanooga Public Library, with an unplugged performance from 2nd South Carolina String Band. They play authentic Civil War-era songs on period instruments, and they've been featured in Ken Burns documentaries and movies like Gods and Generals.
Richard Winham and Jeff Styles preview the Riverbend Festival lineup for Friday, June 7th, 2013.
Richard Winham and Jeff Styles preview the Riverbend Festival lineup for Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th.
The 2013 Riverbend Festival begins June 7th in downtown Chattanooga. WUTC's Richard Winham and festival talent coordinator/WGOW talk radio host Jeff Styles preview the music for the festival's first weekend.
The classical Greek tale of Orpheus and Euridice will be performed by the Music Department and Theatre and Speech Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partnership with the Theater of the New South.
The Chattanooga Market has something for everyone in the family on Father's Day. In addition to local produce and food the market will feature a sampling of local breweries Sunday June 27th with Brews and Bluegrass.
Scenic City Sampler is a new compilation CD featuring local bands, singer songwriters and musicians. The CD offers a variety of music styles and a little bit of home grown entertainment for the Chattanooga Region.
On Saturday, March 24th, the Mise En Scenesters Film Club will be screening the documentary Better than Something at Collective Clothing Warehouse. The film's subject is Memphis musician Jay Reatard who tragically passed away in 2010.
The directors of Better than Something, Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz, talk about the film. Chris Dortch and Zach Zacharias, the co-founders of the Mise En Scenesters, also discuss what makes Jay Reatard's music unique.