While Chattanooga is not Nashville, we have been impressed by the city's free family-friendly music offerings.
During the summer, Nightfall is a free concert series held every Friday night in Miller Plaza, rain or shine; Riverfront Nights is another free concert series offered on Saturday nights at Ross's Landing; and every fourth of July, the Chattanooga symphony orchestra has Pops on the River at Coolidge Park to celebrate our country's independence. And on top of that, Signal Mountain has the Mountain Opry where local bluegrass bands play for free on the weekends.
In addition to those great family (and dog) friendly options, every October for the last ten years, the Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival has taken place at Ross's Landing. We haven't been able to go every year, but this was our fourth year to attend and we had a great time.
This year we went on a Saturday afternoon (so we didn't see some of our favorite's like Chatham County Line), but we had fun none-the-less.
There is a huge field at Ross's Landing where everyone sets up their camp chairs and the kids can run and play. Jack learned how to hula hoop and Isaac was determined to sneak off to the "cake by the slice" tent.
We met up with friends and had a lovely afternoon. Who knows, maybe next year we might be able to last into the evening. The laid back, family-friendly, music scene is just another reason we love where we live.