June 13, 2011
Weekend Recap: June 10, 11, 12: Riverbend and McKay
This weekend was a bit more low key than last weekend. There’s a music festival in town. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?
This is the first year the husband and I have gone to the Riverbend Festival together. We managed to squeeze in a quick visit Friday night to see Huey Lewis and the News after some grocery shopping. It was much too hot to stay for very long, though.
Riverbend is a 9-day festival on the waterfront in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each night a main act plays on the Coca-Cola stage around 9:30. In order to get into the festival, you purchase a pin you wear on your shirt. Once inside the festival, there are games, rides for children and many musical acts to see. It’s a huge event for our area that draws a large crowd every year. This year some of the main performers include The Beach Boys, Miranda Lambert, Brian McKnight and Alan Jackson.
Saturday was spent cleaning the house and running errands. So exciting, I know. I was able to squeeze in a quick trip to McKay. If you’ve never been, you must go. Especially if you’re an avid reader like I am. More on McKay later this week.
Sunday was spent cleaning the house (again!), and then it was date night for husband and me. We planned to go to Riverbend and finally see the new X-Men movie since we didn’t get to see it last weekend.
We learned Friday that in order to see the main act for that particular day at Riverbend, you have to set up your chairs early in front of the main stage. So, that’s what we did. We also tied our chairs together with the bags they came in to ensure they wouldn’t be separated and labeled them with our name.
Then it was off to see X-Men. The movie theater is walking distance from Riverbend, which made for a perfect date. We got to enjoy some air conditioning, while our chairs held our place. After the movie we had a quick dinner and then headed toward the river[bend].
The Machine (a Pink Floyd cover band) was playing with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Our view was mostly blocked, but the show was still pretty great. The show even featured a pretty sweet light show. What we could see of it was pretty sweet anyway.
I even found a video of The Machine (not from Riverbend Festival.) Enjoy!