The human condition in all its wonder is found on display at a music festival like Riverbend. All types are represented bere. People of all sizes are dressed in interesting fashions. They are in varied states of consciousness and sobriety. People watching at its very best in a place like this. Diversity is the rule not the exception.
Chances are that you will run into someone you know from some part of your life. It is not a place for an introvert who isn’t good in a crowd. For some who thrive in this environment It’s all in the fun.
So I made nachos today for lunch. On a bed of tortilla chips I sprinkled some ground beef, salsa and cheese and baked it in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Other toppings such as onions, beans, cilantro, avocado and lime are awesome. Beef can be substituted for chicken or vegan/vegetarian options. It’s easy and family friendly.
Chattanooga’s family reunion as we call The Riverbend Festival happens each June on the 21st Century Riverfront. There are 5 stages of acts of all kinds performing music of all kinds. Of course there is food, merchandise and community organizations making this a special time of year.
This year the highlights of the festival is Heart, REO Speedwagon, Blood Sweat and Tears, Salt and Peppa, 38 Special and Here Comes The Mummies will appear on The Coca Cola Stage which is pictured above.
There are some indie acts who will be found on the smaller stages.
Tonight I will be posting some pictures and sharing what I experience there. Stay tuned!
Last night Christina Grimmie who was on season six of The Voice and YouTube star died from gunshot wounds she suffered while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando. Grimmie was only 22. It is truly sad to have someone just starting out and with a bright future leave this world. She was pursuing her dream of making and performing music her way. Her fans have her videos and music she recorded in her short career but imagine what she would have done in the future. Now her family, friends and The Voice family mourn and try to make sense of it all. Ms. Grimmie, rest in peace, thank you for the music and being yourself. You left the world way too soon. God bless.