The Scenic City is quickly becoming a music destination for people from all corners of the world. One of the best and most unique music events, the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, returns to the Riverfront Oct. 6-7. The 11th annual bluegrass festival brings an abundance of toe-tappin’ fun to Chattanooga for 2017.

You know what they say - when you hear banjos, run faster to the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival! Check out the line-up below:


Stray BirdsFriday Oct. 6

The Dismembered Tennesseans: 6pm
These guys formed at Chattanooga’s McCallie School in 1945. Fletcher Bright and the gang perform bluegrass that is true to its southern traditions.

The Stray Birds: 6:50pm
Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven started The Stray Birds in 2010. After performing in numerous acoustic jam sessions together, they knew they had something great.  The rest of the band came along quickly after, and the rest is history!

The Jeff Austin Band: 8:10pm
The Jeff Austin Band knows how to get people on their feet. The energy that they exemplify on stage is found reverberating throughout the audience; you just can’t help but move!

Del McCoury: 9:30pm
The Del McCoury Band just so happens to be the most awarded bluegrass band of all time! The band has won multiple Grammy Awards, and has been named the International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year 9 times. Their sound is pure Appalachian good times, so come on out!


Lone Mtn BandSaturday Oct. 7

The Lone Mountain Band: 12pm
This bluegrass duo is known for their traditional yet modern sound that come together to create a truly unique listening experience.

Bluetastic Fangrass: 1pm
Bluetastic Fangrass will feel right at home in the Scenic City as they bring their bluegrass, swing, and swampy blues sound to an area that is no stranger to the tunes of the old Mississippi Delta!

Hamilton County Ramblers: 2pm
These Chattanooga locals strike just the right note in their trendy yet traditional style of play. Their balance of both new and old is refreshing and exhilarating!

Berklee College of Music Fiddlers: 3pm
The Fiddlers of Berklee hail from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Their talent is unmatched- and their style can be described as nothing short of first-class.


Molly Tuttle Band: 4pm
Molly Tuttle began performing at age 11, and accomplished something that very few in the music industry have been able to - record an album by the age of 13! Her incredible talent and diverse style make her a must-see act at the festival this year.  


Bryan Sutton: 5:30pm
Bryan Sutton is considered one of the most accomplished acoustic guitarists of his generation. This Nashville native and Grammy Award winner is sure to bring his A-game to Chattanooga.

The Kruger Brothers: 7pm
Born and raised in Switzerland, the Kruger Brothers have been playing together since they were just young lads! The picked up their more recent Appalachian-style flair just beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.

Sam Bush: 8:30pm
You simply won’t be able to stop smiling when Sam Bush takes the stage at the festival this year. His lighthearted nature and simple style will take you to a place of happiness and relaxation!


3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival merchandise and individual performer merchandise will be available for sale on site. Food from a variety of local food trucks, beer, wine, whiskey, and non-alcoholic drink concessions will also be available. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, however no outside food or beverages are allowed.


This event is sponsored by Fletcher Bright Realty and the City of Chattanooga and produced by Chattanooga Presents! For more information, click here.