After three years of downtime, Riverbend returns to Chattanooga with a bang.
Day one featured a headlining performance from country duo Brother's Osborne. The Maryland natives have garnered a lot of hype in recent years. Performing hits like "It Ain't My Fault" and "I'm Not For Everyone," the duo certainly didn't disappoint. Despite a rather large interruption of fireworks from a nearby baseball game, the duo rolled with the punches and delivered a great ending to day one of Riverbend.
Elle King closed out the Budweiser stage. The "Ex's & Oh's" and "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" singer drew quite the crowd with her fiery performance. Elle King's attitude of being who she wants to be and living her own life felt instantly relatable with the crowd, giving her that extra special moment with the fans.
Friday's lineup also included performances from Jenny Lewis, Devon Gilfillian, Kendell Marvel, Bexar, and Rick Rushing. Lewis and Gilfillian's sets were certainly two standouts of the day, with both performing with so much passion and gusto.
While three stages with an all-star lineup, Riverbend actually felt quite small in the best way possible. With no overlap on the main stages and easy travel between all three stages it was easy to catch everyone you wanted to see.
Day two of Riverbend kicks off today, with doors opening at 2:00 p.m. EST. Cage The Elephant, Grace Potter, Moon Taxi, Niko Moon, Arrested Development, and a couple of local acts are set to perform. Moon Taxi is even planning a Rage Against The Machine set!