Moon River Festival Announces 2018 lineup

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

AC Entertainment and Drew Holcomb are excited to unveil the initial artist lineup for the 2018 Moon River Music Festival. This year's edition of the two-day event will feature 22 acts across two stages, taking place on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, TN on September 8 & 9. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10:00 AM EST, exclusively at

The 2018 lineup features a specially curated group of artists including: The Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Judah & The Lion, Trampled By Turtles, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, I'm With Her, The Dirty Guv'nahs, Joseph, The Secret Sisters and many more!

Tickets for Moon River go on sale this Thursday with a limited allotment of general admission weekend passes starting at only $99.50 + fees.

VIP weekend passes are available for $374.50 + fees and include:

Priority entrance lane into festival grounds

Premium Main Stage Viewing Area

Exclusive VIP Lounge and Hang area

Exclusive restroom and bar

Commemorative gift package

Exclusive VIP event Friday evening

Last week, festival founder Drew Holcomb released a statement about the festival's move from Memphis to Chattanooga and and the exciting future of Moon River:

Hello friends,

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!

-Drew Holcomb

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