Moon River Music Festival Announces Initial 2018 Lineup


After a number of years in Memphis, the Moon River Music Festival will move to Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park for this year’s event on September 8 – 9. Drew Holcomb will continue to perform and curate the event in partnership with AC Entertainment and today the initial lineup for Moon River ’18 has been revealed.

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 and The Dirty Guv’nahs are among the acts set to play this year’s Moon River. Check out the full lineup below.

Read a note from Holcomb about the festival’s move:

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

GA and VIP weekend passes go on sale this Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. via

Moon River Festival Initial 2018 Lineup

  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Head & 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
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Penny & Sparrow
  • Durand Jones & The Indications
  • The Secret Sisters
  • The War & The Treaty
  • Darlingside
  • The Ballroom Thieves
  • Caamp
  • Liz Vice
  • Boy Named Banjo
  • Wilder