First of all, this event in our opinion does not compare to Nightfall. Organization is much better at Nightfall. Nothing but long lines for beer the whole night at Riverfront Nights.
Anyhow, we figured we'd get one more beer each before finishing out the concert and heading home. Didn't want to overdo it before heading home on a Saturday night and all. We got into the long line for Big River booth. They had problems with their lights and finally this guy with a visor with small lights on it waits on us. My wife said she wanted one more beer. This server at the Big River booth, who told us his name was "Allan," said they had a two beer minimum per person. We were stunned. We had never heard of such a thing. We said that was crazy and we wanted just one beer each. He said, "I'm sorry; can't do it." "Allan" appeared to be in his mid-50s, a bit of a gut, and a beard.
After he turned down our request, I asked him his name. He said, "Allan." I asked him his last name. He said, "My name is Allan."
Anyhow, we've never heard of a minimum two beer requirement to buy beer at an event in Chattanooga. Or anywhere. Has anyone heard of such a thing? And who should I complain to about this? It put a damper on what was a nice evening. Allman Brothers cover band was fantastic.
Heard back from an official with Friends of the Festival:
Thanks for taking the time to send me your concerns. I did hear about it later in the evening and you are exactly correct. It was communicated to him a 2 beer maximum, not minimum. Somehow he flipped that around and it will never happen again, I assure you. We pride ourselves in being responsible regarding beer sales, in particular.