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Moon River Music Festival 2022: 5 Acts You Can't Miss on Day One

Moon River Music Festival takes place September 10th and 11th, 2022 in Chattanooga,TN

With so many artists on the bill for Moon River 2022, let WEGL help narrow down who to see with a list of our favorite artists. Fans of singer/songwriter, alt-rock, and country rejoice, as we've got you covered.

Check out our picks from Day One below:


Zach Bryan 8:30pm on the Iris Stage

Zach Bryan has very quickly risen to fame in country music circles. Fresh off the release of his triple album, American Heartbreak, Zach has been touring near nonstop. A heartfelt and sincere writer with a knack for storytelling, Zach Bryan will easily be one of the most talented songwriters to take the stage all weekend.

For Fans Of: Tyler Childers, Koe Wetzel, Cody Jinks

Song To Check Out: Highway Boys


Briston Maroney 4:30pm on the Iris Stage

A staple of modern indie rock, Briston Maroney has developed not only a large fanbase,  but a fiercely loyal one. Distorted guitars, huge swells, and an incredibly infectious personality, Briston will give you a performance you're going to walk away from smiling.

For Fans Of: Mt. Joy, The Backseat Lovers, Manchester Orchestra

Song To Check Out: Freakin' Out on the Interstate


Lucius 6:15pm on the Iris Stage

A fusion of pop, alternative, and singer/songwriter, Lucius will not only catch your ear but capture your heart. The quintet, fronted by duo Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, have been on the scene since 2007 with no signs of stopping. Expect some good vibes and a ton of fun during their set.

For Fans Of: Sylvan Esso, JOSEPH, Lucy Dacus

Song To Check Out: Until We Get There


Natalie Hemby 2:45pm on the Iris Stage

Country with just a hint of pop sensibility, Natalie Hemby crafts songs that are equal parts subtle and bombastic. She's an artist that could very quickly explode from an early slot at a festival to arena rock. 

For Fans Of: The Highwomen, Aubrie Sellers, Kacey Musgraves

Song To Check Out: Heroes


Madeline Edwards 12:30pm on the Poplar Stage

Need to feel empowered? Madeline Edwards should be your go to. Country with the power of a stadium behind her, Madeline is a stellar performer. While the first set of the weekend, she's definitely going to stay stuck on your mind for a long time

For Fans Of: Carly Pearce, Marren Morris, Mickey Guyton

Song To Check Out: The Wolves


Couldn't get enough? Check out our five must see artists for day two here.

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