Coolidge Park, on Chattanooga’s North Shore. (Photo: Bob Butters)

Ok, Chattanooga. You wanted a proper music festival and that’s what you’re about to get.

AC Entertainment has announced the Moon River Music Festival will relocate from Memphis to Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park this year. The multiday music festival will be Sept. 8-9.

Founded by Americana/roots artists Drew Holcomb—of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors—the festival has been a Memphis institution since 2014.


The lineup will be released March 20. Tickets will go on sale March 22.

Past lineups have included The Oh Sees, JohnnySwim, Lori McKenna, David Ramirez, Switchfoot, Need to Breathe, Judah & the Lion and more. 

A statement from Holcomb:

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 its 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 pedestrian bridges, Walnut Street Bridge, overlooking the Tennessee River.
We can’t wait for you to continue in this wonderful adventure with us. We will see you this Fall in Chattanooga!

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