Alanna Royale will perform as part of the 2017 Riverfront Nights concert series. (Photo: Contributed)

An annual weekly concert series on the Chattanooga Riverfront returns Saturday night.

Friends of the Festival presents Riverfront Nights, a six-week series of free concerts at Ross’s Landing during Saturday nights in July and August.

Admission is free, and all shows welcome families and pets.

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Local vendors will begin beer sales when gates open at 6:30 p.m. Music begins at 7 with a local opening band each night, followed by a full concert from a visiting artist at 8.

Each concert also includes a “pup tent,” a VIP area for dogs and their human companions, sponsored by Tennessee American Water.

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This year’s lineup includes a variety of rock, blues, soul, jam and bluegrass music. A full schedule, including video previews from each band, is below.

Elliot Root, July 15

Alanna Royale, July 22

Gangstagrass, July 29

Govinda, Aug. 5

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Aug. 12

Tinsley Ellis, Aug. 19

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