CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - In its 29 years in Chattanooga, Riverbend has only had three nights larger than Friday. Channel 3 has learned that opening night on Friday brought the fourth largest crowd in history with Sheryl Crow as the headliner. The estimate is based on concession sales.
Other artists performing on various stages Friday night: Milele Roots, Too Far Gone South, Elija James, Gabriel Newell, Jimmy Tawater, Spatial Effects, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Hillman Pederson, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Crazy Face.
Hank Williams Jr. brought the largest crowd in Riverbend history in 2006. That ranking is followed by Lynyrd Skynyrd at number two and the Allman Brothers as third.
Let others experience Riverbend through your eyes. Everyone will not be able to attend the Festival. Channel 3 is looking for a few "eyewitnesses" who will shoot a picture and then send it from their phone. If you're using a camera and need to send it from home, that's okay too.
The special email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send videos or pictures there.
We are looking for shots of the stages, artists, vendors, people, anything that shows off the flavor of Riverbend.
Your pictures will be shared automatically on WRCBtv.com. Some select photos may even make it on a Channel 3 newscast.
Go ahead. Try it tonight. It's free. It's fun. And it helps others experience Riverbend through your eyes.