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Moon River Festival in Coolidge Park
September 8 - September 9
Chattanooga, TN (March 13, 2018) – The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that AC Entertainment has chosen Chattanooga as the new venue for the popular Moon River Festival. The festival will take place Sept. 8-9, 2018, at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga’s scenic North Shore District.
The lineup for the 2018 edition of the festival will be announced Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Tickets will be available March 22, 2018 at 10:00 am EST at MoonRiverFestival.com.
“We are thrilled that Moon River Music Festival is moving to Chattanooga. Early September is a great time of year to animate the city between summer and fall events, and we’re expecting 8,000-10,000 festival attendees per day. Coolidge Park is an incredible outdoor venue for entertainment with its view of the river and mountains. Not only will this festival be a new and exciting event for visitors, friends and family, but it also enhances Chattanooga as one of Tennessee’s top music destinations,” said Barry White, president and chief executive officer of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Festival founder Drew Holcomb released a statement today about the move and the exciting future of Moon River:
In 2014, we started Moon River Music Festival to showcase my hometown, Memphis, Tennessee, in all of its underrated glory. For the last few years we have done exactly that, and brought people from all over the country to see Memphis and experience our incredible festival. We are very proud of what we have accomplished.
As we outgrew the stunning and historic Levitt Shell, we realized we had an opportunity to dream, and we have set our sights on expanding the original vision of Moon River.
I have lived in various parts of Tennessee my whole life. I’m biased, but I think it’s one of the greatest places in the world. In our dreaming and searching for a new home, we realized we could showcase other parts of my home state, Tennessee, and we have found the perfect place, Coolidge Park, in downtown Chattanooga.
Chattanooga is primed for a music festival like Moon River, and the city has opened its arms to us. It is the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains and one of the most beautiful cities in the region. Coolidge Park is right in the center of town, connected to one the world’s largest pedest