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3 Sisters Music Festival returns to Ross’s Landing in October

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The grass continues to turn blue at Chattanooga’s waterfront, as the 3 Sisters Music Festival announces it will be held for its 14th year on October 1-2 at Ross’s Landing.

The event, free to the public, is a one-of-a-kind local event to feature performances by the biggest names in contemporary and traditional bluegrass. 3 Sisters is hosted by Fletcher Bright Realty annually and produced by Chattanooga Presents.

The music starts on Friday October 1 at 6:00 p.m. with a set from the host group, The New Dismembered Tennesseans, a well-loved group of local musicians and singers who were previously part of Dismembered Tennesseans, founded by Fletcher Bright and his high school buddies from the McCallie School.

Twisted Pine, with a sound they call Americana funk, will debut with the 3 Sisters at 6:50 p.m., and Brothers Comatose and his five-piece string orchestra will perform at 8:01 p.m. Ricky Skaggs, 15-time Grammy Award winner with a heart and soul for music. Neo-traditional country and bluegrass singer and multi-instrumentalist, Skaggs will headline the evening with his masterful band starting at 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday October 2, starting at noon, the Chattanooga Lone Mountain Band will kick off a full day of bluegrass fun as the 3 Sisters Festival continues. Bluetastic Fangrass will perform at 1:00 p.m., followed by Berklee College of Fiddles with Darol Anger at 2:00 p.m. and Mile Twelve at 3:00 p.m.

Fireside Collective, a progressive bluegrass and folk group from Asheville will perform at 4:20 p.m., followed by nine-time bassist of the year recipient Missy Raines, performing at 5:30 p.m., and Chatham County Line will return as a festival favorite at 7:00 p.m. .

For the final act of the evening, 3 Sisters will present music from The Del McCoury Band, featuring the legendary voice of Del McCoury and the band’s well-known traditional bluegrass sound at 8:30 p.m.

A variety of dishes offered by more than a dozen food trucks, as well as local breweries and spirits and soft drink concessions will also be available on site. 3 Sisters t-shirts and merchandise will be sold, including, for the first time, the option of live t-shirt screen printing by Neat Pony.

The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, however, no outdoor food or drink is allowed. Wheelchair seats will be available in front of the stage

COVID masks and vaccines are encouraged at this free event. Circles painted on Chattanooga Green will indicate safe social distancing for viewing. Free hand sanitizer stations and masks will be available at the festival entrance on Chestnut Street and throughout the festival site.

This event is sponsored by Fletcher Bright Realty and the City of Chattanooga and produced by Chattanooga Presents! For more information and to hear examples from all groups, visit www.3SistersBluegrass.com .