Moon River Music Festival returns to Chattanooga's Coolidge Park Saturday, Sept. 7

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It's year two for the Moon River Music Festival in Coolidge Park, and it kicks off Saturday, September 7.

NewsChannel 9's Kim Chapman tells us what you can expect from the sold-out event.

Gallery: Moon River Music Festival 2019

Moon River made the move to Chattanooga after several years in Memphis.

On Friday, crews worked to put together the main stage and some of the final touches inside of the festival.

It has two stages, several food vendors, and even a corner that's just for the kids where they can learn how to play instruments.

We spoke with the founder of the festival, Drew Holcomb, who is also a singer and songwriter. He says he chose Chattanooga because it reminds him of home.

"I've been coming here since I was a kid with my family, and I love this city. It's welcomed us with open arms," said Holcomb.

As stated above, the event is sold out, but if you still want a ticket there is hope yet.

Moon River's website has a ticket exchange program. There, you can buy tickets from people who are unable to make it to festival.

Festival organizers say police will be on the pedestrian bridge to make sure everyone stays safe. 10,000 tickets were sold for last year's event.

Moon River Music Festival lasts through Sunday. You can see this year's lineup on the festival's website here.