Wednesday, April 23, 2014 · 3:41 a.m.

No more collector pins for Riverbend admission

Initial performers announced are Gary Allan, Allen Stone and members of Little Feat

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Riverbend pins are out and wristbands are in, according to a release from Friends of the Festival.

They can be purchases at Hamilton Place Mall during a "one-day only" sale Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the food court entrances. Wristbands will be $28, a 40 percent savings from gate price.

As stated in the release:

The wristbands will offer a smoother entrance into the festival because they're easier to spot and scan. Workers will scan the wristbands for entry, as well as upon exiting. Attendees can still leave and return to the festival as they wish; they will just need to be scanned as they leave. The wristbands are removable and can be used for the entire festival. With the larger size, the wristbands will be easier than a lapel pin for attendees to keep up with for the duration of the festival.

Collector pins will still be available for purchase at the festival.

Initial performers announced
Country music star Gary Allan will headline on the Coca-Cola stage for the opening night of Riverbend 2014, June 6.

Allan is known for his raw lyrics and masculine tone. His nine studio albums include hits like "Man to Man," "Nothin' on But the Radio," "Her Man," "Right Where I Need to Be" and a cover of Vertical Horizon’s "Best I Ever Had."

His latest album, "Set You Free," includes the No. 1 single "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)."

Another performer announced is Allen Stone, an artist that wowed many Chattanoogans with his performance during the Nightfall concert series this past July.

Stone’s socially conscious "hippie" music can be heard on the Bud Light stage June 11.

His self-titled digital release has earned the 24-year-old national acclaim.

The final performers announced in this round are Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, with The New Orleans Suspects set for June 12 on the Bud Light stage.

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