Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series

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The Guide to Chattanooga’s Riverfront Nights: Info on 2024 lineup, parking, and nearby bars and restaurants for your perfect night out!

Riverfront Nights Live Music

Every Saturday night, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Chattanooga’s beautiful Riverfront transforms into a vibrant riverside music festival. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as crowds enjoy live music, explore an array of craft vendors, and savor tasty treats from local food trucks.

The best part? It’s all free!

Beer, wine, and cocktails are available for purchase and can be enjoyed throughout the entire event area.

Riverfront Nights concerts take place rain or shine, so no need to worry about weather cancellations unless it’s severe weather. Shade is somewhat limited in the Riverfront area, so it will remain hot and humid until sunset. It’s advisable to bring a hat, sunglasses, and ensure you stay hydrated!

Ample seating is available in the grassy areas and on the concrete amphitheater-style seats. However, for enhanced comfort, consider bringing your own chairs or blankets.

Food and drinks sales starts at 6:00pm.

The music starts at 7:00 pm with the opening band, followed by the headliner at 8:00 pm.

2024 Riverfront Nights Schedule

May 25 – A1A: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Ogya World Music Band

June 1 – Strung Like A Horse, Lenox Hills

June 8 – The McCrary Sisters, Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck

June 15 – Paul Thorn Band, Bee Taylor

June 29 – On the Border: A Tribute to The Eagles, Bias

July 6 – Rubiks Groove, Scott Mulvahill

July 13 – The Peterson Brothers, Swayyvo

July 20 – Earth to Mars: A Bruno Mars Experience, Paul Childers Band

July 27 – Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few, Paul Mcdonald & The Mourning Doves

August 3 – Drivin’ N Cryin’, Scarlet Love Conspiracy

August 10 – Back 2 Mac: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, The Essentials

August 17 – Departure: A Tribute to Journey, Moon Juice

August 24 – The Afternooners, Et Cetera

August 31 – The Malemen: A Night of Motown, Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers

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There is a large paid lot on Riverfront Parkway between the Chattanooga Green and the Olgiati Bridge. Make sure you pay the parking fee – Chattanooga’s parking companies ticket quickly and without mercy.

Multiple paid lots are available in the immediate downtown area surrounding the Aquarium. Parking garages on Aquarium Way and on W 3rd St. are also options.

The street parking on downtown streets is free after 6:00pm. The closest downtown streets with free parking are Chestnut, Broad and Market Streets.

While there isn’t much street parking on Riverfront Parkway, it is free after 6:00 pm. The closest spots are about a 15-minute walk from the Riverfront.


Walkable destinations

There are plenty of food and beverage options at Riverfront Nights, but if you’re looking to arrive early or stay out later these locations are just a short walk away.

Wooden City
Hennen’s Steakhouse
Agave & Rye
Mellow Mushroom
Cold Stone Creamery
Ben & Jerry’s
Thai Smile

Live from Riverfront Nights

Cowboy Mouth live at Riverfront Nights – July 29, 2023
The Afternooners live at Riverfront Nights – August 19, 2023

Want more free live music in Chattanooga? Check out the Nightfall Concert Series.