Your 2022 Moon River Music Festival Guide

Your guide to the Moon River Music Festival taking place on Sat., Sept. 10-Sun., Sept. 11 in Coolidge Park.

Moon River Music Festival

Coolidge Park will be the site of this two-day music festival.

Photo by Roger Ho via Moon River Music Festival

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Get ready for a weekend of fun, Nooga. The Moon River Music Festival is back this Sat., Sept. 10-Sun., Sept. 11 in Coolidge Park.

With headlining acts The National + Leon Bridges and a solid lineup including artists like Band of Horses, Local Natives, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Zach Bryan, and so much more — it’s going to be a jam-packed weekend.

Whether you’re attending (we’ll see you there, btw) or if it’s not in your plans, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the festival.

Tickets + payment

Still need to get your tickets? No worries, 1-day + 2-day tickets are still available for purchase here — you can also pick up VIP wristbands + pre/after party tickets.

The festival is cashless, meaning in order to buy food, drinks, merch, etc. you’ll have to pay with a card, or you can load money onto your wristbands.


There is not a space dedicated for festival parking. The lots on the north side of the river + around Coolidge Park will be closed for festival staging.

We recommend parking across the river in downtown + accessing the festival via the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge.

If you’re biking to the festival, a complimentary Bike Valet will be available and located just off of River Street near Outdoor Chattanooga and the Walnut Street Bridge. You can also check out this helpful festival bus route guide.

Food + Drink

There will be no shortage of food + drink vendors to choose from. We can’t wait to try Flaming Wok, Romega Taqueria, and Fistful of Tacos.

What to bring

  • Clear bags
  • Baby strollers (no wagons)
  • Blankets
  • Cameras (basic point-and-shoot consumer-grade cameras only)
  • Empty reusable water bottles

What to leave

  • Non-clear bags (full bag policy here)
  • Coolers
  • Hammocks
  • Video equipment or drones
  • Pets (service animals are permitted)
  • Chairs

A full list of which items are permitted + prohibited can be found here.

For those not attending

If going to Moon River isn’t in your plans, that doesn’t mean you should completely avoid the area. Plenty of restaurants + shops in the NorthShore area will be open for business and need support during the weekend — you might just have to park a little further than usual.

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