June 27, 1931-December 25, 2017
Fletcher Bright was named one of the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award Winners by the International Bluegrass Music Association. An award richly deserved for the late founder of 3 Sisters.
The 3 Sisters Festival
The 3 Sisters Festival (named after the three daughters of Fletcher Bright) honors the musical legacy of bluegrass fiddler Fletcher Bright, by offering a free, two-day festival to the community that features some of the biggest names in traditional and not-so-traditional bluegrass. The 3 Sisters Festival has experienced a tremendous response since its inception in 2007, and is now recognized as a premier event in its field. In 2017, American Country magazine named 3 Sisters as one of the Top Five Bluegrass Festivals in the country, making the Scenic City a music destination for people from all corners of the world. Some of the artists it has featured in the past include Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Ricky Scaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Bela Fleck, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Mandolin Orange and more. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, come early and stay late for the best in bluegrass. The 3 Sisters Festival is sponsored by the Fletcher Bright Company and is produced by Chattanooga Presents, the company that is responsible for other recognized events such as Nightfall, Pops on the River and Ice on the Landing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THE FESTIVAL RAIN OR SHINE?
Yes! Plan accordingly. Remember Woodstock?
IS THE FESTIVAL FREE?
Yes, it is FREE. You do not need a ticket. Just a good vibe.
WHAT CAN I BRING IN?
You can bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc, as the audience will be in an open field. Please no tents, canopies, beach umbrellas or the like.
You also may bring your dog, provided your dog is well behaved in large crowds, leashed at all times and that you clean up after your dog.
WHAT CAN I NOT BRING?
No outside food, drink, or other refreshments are allowed in the venue. No coolers are allowed. We will have a wide variety of vendors onsite serving food, soft drinks, beer and wine. Check our Facebook page for additional information.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking will be available on downtown streets, lots and parking garages. The free electric shuttle runs up until 11 pm, terminating at Broad and 3rd (1 block from Ross’ Landing) and the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
CAN WE CAMP OUT AT THE FESTIVAL?
No. Unfortunately, The 3 Sisters Festival is a NON-CAMPING event. Fortunately, there is a nice selection of area campgrounds to peruse at your very fingertips.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
There are plenty of convenient downtown hotels, all of which are within blocks of the festival and convenient to the free electric shuttle. Check chattanoogafun.com or your prefered booking resource for more information on area accommodations.