Riverfront Nights features the Shindellas as this week’s headliner; Luke Simmons and Love Struck set to open

Presented by BlueCross-BlueShield of Tennessee, this week’s Riverfront Nights will feature The Shindellas, a group formed by the belief that when women come together, powerful change can happen. Defenders aligned with the principles of brotherhood, excellence, elegance and empowerment, the Shindellas’ performance will rock Riverfront Nights.

“The Shindellas are Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones and Stacy Johnson who bring unique vocals and backgrounds to their performances,” officials said. “Chaunice’s background is in contemporary church-rocking gospel, while Jones’ love is jazz and musical theatre. Johnson rounds out the trio with a background in reggae and jingle commercials.

With a combination of beauty, glitz and choreography, The Shindellas will put on one of the best shows of the season.

Opening for The Shindellas is Chattanooga’s Luke Simmons and the Love Struck. Growing up in a musical family, Luke’s encouragement to sing and play piano and drums in church led to immense appreciation that mirrors some of the sounds of his musical heroes, Curtis Mayfield and BB King. Luke’s music sends uplifting messages and on Saturday night Riverfront audiences will see why this performer and the Love Strucks are popular with so many viewers.”

Riverfront Nights organizers remind guests that this weekend’s weather will provide some of the warmest temperatures of the season. Organizers said: “We have plenty of water, dog watering stations and baby pools to keep our guests cool. We also want to remind people that the show is a rain or shine event; however, in the event of lightning in the area, the show may be delayed or canceled if there is an imminent threat of bad weather”.

“We are monitoring the weather very carefully,” said Mickey McCamish of Friends of the Festival. “Our social media channels are constantly updated to keep our guests, sponsors and vendors safe throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing families and friends on the river this weekend.

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