Written by Stratton Tingle
After a fully loaded month of events, competition, and pure celebration of Chattanooga's love for the outdoors lifestyle, join us for the closing ceremonies. Complete with music, food, drinks and fun filled activities for the entire family.
Bring the whole family to Coolidge Park on October 25 to take part in the grand finale celebration and awards ceremony of the month-long RiverRocks Adventure Sports Games. Athletes, conservationists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts of all types will come together to celebrate what Outside Magazine calls The Best Town Ever: Chattanooga, TN. The musical backdrop to the event will feature The Wood Brothers with local supporting artists The Bohannons and Rye Baby.
The park will be buzzing from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with food trucks, beer tents, slack lining stations, musical performances, and rock-climbing demonstrations at the climbing wall.
Music on the main stage will feature world-renowned acoustic trio The Wood Brothers. A three-piece band comprised of brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, The Wood Brothers sound is an amalgam of vintage roots music, drawing equal inspiration from blues, folk, gospel and jazz. Their earthy Americana-based sound is adorned by the brothers’ high and lonesome harmonies, floor-stomping rhythms, and intriguing lyrical content, which led Paste Magazine to declare their latest work “more dynamic than ever.”
Opening for The Wood Brothers are local rock icons The Bohannons, who will electrify the main stage with their “equal parts Motorhead and Neil Young,” high-energy performance. Rye Baby, a local Americana folk-rock duo, will kick the finale music off at the main stage at 5 p.m. Remember your lawn chairs or blankets, because the musical offerings of the RiverRocks grand finale are not to be missed.
Between bands, be sure to keep an eye on the main stage LCD video wall to catch local world-class slack liner Edward Yates rig lines of great heights on the glass pyramids of Chattanooga’s most iconic building, the Tennessee Aquarium, and then walk across them. Similar to tight rope walking but accessible to anyone, slack lining and high lining are increasingly popular outdoor sports. The public is invited to view this cutting-edge spectacle from the Aquarium Plaza in person at 3 p.m. or on the LCD wall at Coolidge Park during the finale.
For more information, RiverRocksChattanooga.com .