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Riverbend 2019 will be a 4-day event, headlined by Keith Urban

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Keith Urban will be a headliner for Riverbend 2019. (Image: Disney / ABC Television Group / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

Chattanooga's biggest festival of the year will look a little different this year.

Thursday afternoon, festival organizers announced Riverbend will be shortened to four days instead of nine.

They also announced a major act will be headlining this year's festival: Keith Urban.

Additionally, the festival will no longer have a Faith and Family night, and organizers say prices will increase.

Friends of the Festival Executive Director Chip Baker also says the traditional Bessie Smith Strut will move to the fall.

The event will run May 31st through June 2nd.

Riverbend has been around since 1982.

Some nights attract as many as 90,000 people, with total attendance capping out at around 350,000.

In the past, there have been five stages set along the Chattanooga Riverfront, with the main one being the Coke Stage, a barge that comes down the Tennessee River, stays in Chattanooga for a couple of weeks, then heads back down the river.

Depend on us to update you as we learn more.

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