Riverbend 2013

12:16pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Riverbend 2013

Festival Highlights: The United Nations of The 'Bend

Beppe Gambetta performs during Riverbend 2013.
Credit Mike Miller

The 2013 Riverbend Festival featured a variety of local, national and international acts.  Here are just a few of the highlights.

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3:52pm

Fri June 14, 2013
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Slideshow: Strung Like A Horse Storms the Side Stage

The group of Southern gothic strummers played one of Riverbend 2013's most energetic sets on the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union stage.

2:43pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Riverbend 2013

Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Riverbend's Final Nights

Richard and Jeff talk Riverbend.

  Jeff Styles and Richard Winham play selections from bands performing Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15  as Chattanooga's annual Riverbend Festival wraps up.

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3:41am

Thu June 13, 2013
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Riverbend Thursday: Picks From Winham & Styles

WUTC's Richard Winham and WGOW's Jeff Styles preview the Thursday night lineup at the 2013 Riverbend Festival.

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4:12pm

Wed June 12, 2013
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Richard Winham and Jeff Styles Preview Wednesday Night's Riverbend Lineup

    Wednesday night's Riverbend lineup includes Lon Eldridge, Civil Twilight, Psychedelic Furs and Dierks Bentley.

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11:26pm

Tue June 11, 2013
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Festival Highlight: Voices of Lee

Voices of Lee perform at the 2013 Riverbend Festival.
Credit Mike Miller

Tuesday nights at Riverbend are always set aside for family-friendly entertainment.  This year on Faith and Family night, Voices of Lee performed a mix of gospel and patriotic songs.

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5:08pm

Tue June 11, 2013
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Scotty Bratcher Shreds at the Strut

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.

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7:55pm

Mon June 10, 2013
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The 'First Baptist Bar & Grill' Is Funny, But Is It Real?

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.    

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9:18am

Mon June 10, 2013
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Festival Highlight: Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown played an energetic western/swing set the second night of Riverbend 2013.

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9:14am

Mon June 10, 2013
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Maddox Might Be Riverbend's Most Prolific Performer

Brandon Maddox performs during Riverbend 2013.
Credit Mike Miller

Nashville singer/songwriter Brandon Maddox played the festival during the second night.  WUTC's Michael Edward Miller chatted with him about the astonishing number of songs he's written.

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5:22pm

Fri June 7, 2013
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2nd South Carolina String Band Kicks Off Riverbend 2013

The 2nd South Carolina String Band performs in the Chattanooga Public Library auditorium.
Mike Miller

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.  

View the complete Riverbend schedule here.

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12:43pm

Fri June 7, 2013
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Richard Winham & Jeff Styles Preview Riverbend Weekend Lineup

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.

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