Chattanooga's most popular winter attraction continues for the fourth big year, again at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo. Ice on the Landing is an outdoor ice rink that can accommodate your church, civic, social or any type of group as well as be the place for dates, celebrations and great, outdoor exercise. Bring back your memories of childhood with ice skating in the outdoors under the beautiful gas lanterns of the terminal at the Choo Choo. Want a birthday celebration, Ice on the Landing is the place to be. For up to the date information and hours click HERE for the Ice on the Landing website.
Backed by the Fletcher Bright Company, The 3 Sisters Festival (the three daughters of Fletcher Bright) has experienced a tremendous response since its 2007 inception, and featured a full schedule of some of the biggest names in bluegrass including Yonder Mountain String Band, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Dan Tyminski and Del McCoury. Combining both traditional and contemporary bluegrass, this festival appeals to a wide age range. This two-day event is becoming a nationally known bluegrass gathering that will bring tourists to town and help cement our reputation as a music center on the river.
2017's lineup will include Dismembered Tennesseans featuring founder Fletcher Bright, The Hamilton County Ramblers, Bluetastick Fangrass, The Lone Mountain Band, Berklee College of Music Fiddlers, Molly Tuttle, The Stray Birds, Bryan Sutton, The Jeff Austin Band, The Kruger Brothers, Sam Bush and Del McCoy Band. Food and beverages are for sale, no coolers are allowed at the festival. Bring your lawn chair, come early and stay late for the best in bluegrass.
For more information and up to date schedules, check 3SistersBluegrass.com and listen to clips of this great bluegrass!.
RiverRocks is Chattanooga's celebration of everything great about our city, particularly our outdoor spaces and places. It is a multi-day event that brings world-class and amateur athletes to the Scenic City to compete, celebrate Chattanooga outdoors lifestyle and enjoy live music.
Everything from international events like StumpJump or Swim the Suck that brings world class athletes to Chattanooga from all over the country and world, to entertainment events like Best Town (for)Ever that celebrates the fact that we have been voted by Outdoor Magazine the Best Town Ever, TWICE!
Come join us for all the fun, it's Chattanooga at its very best, over 30 events to choose from and enjoy. For details and all the events, click HERE.
An annual celebration of Independence Day, this community event features a free concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera on July 3 at Coolidge Park. The performance, showcasing a spectrum of patriotic and traditional tunes as well as music from some of America’s most influential composers, is followed by a fireworks finale over the Tennessee River. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnic basket meals are welcome, although food and drink concessions are also available at the park and support the event financially.
Entertainment will start at 5:00 pm with a special tribute to veterans, featuring Veteran War Stories Show by Operation Song. From 5:00-7:00 pm, hear stories from veterans followed by a writers' round table that will feature songs by and for veterans. The Operation Song portion is sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Erlanger. For more information about the innovative therapeutic mission of Operation Song for veterans and its program in Chattanooga visit www.operationsong.org.
Then at 8:00 pm, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will begin their patriotic program featuring favorites such as the “Armed Forces Salute,” “Colonel Bogey's March,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “1812 Overture.” The symphony will be directed by conductor Kayoko Dan, and the program will feature a guest appearance by bluegrass band, the Dismembered Tennesseans.
The fireworks display, shot from the neighboring Renaissance Park, will begin immediately upon the conclusion of the symphony performance at 9:45 PM.
A variety of food, beer and non-alcoholic drink concessions will be available on site. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic during this concert and fireworks display.
Coolidge Park will be closing to vehicular traffic at 4:00 PM on the day of the show. There will be free shuttle service running from the Republic parking lots (previously owned by UNUM) between 4th and 5th Streets from 6:00-11 PM. The lots are pay-to-park lots. Shuttle pickup and drop off on the north side of the river will be near the Chattanooga Theatre Centre at the intersection of Tremont and River Streets.
In addition to the City of Chattanooga and ArtsBuild, corporate support comes from Integrity Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Integrity Chevrolet and from Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. Media support for Pops on the River is provided by Sunny 92.3 and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Pops on the River is produced by Chattanooga Presents! For more information on the event, visit chattanoogapops.com.
This amazing food and wine event, held annually at Renaissance Park, occurs on May 21 this year and it's never too early to buy a ticket. A sure sell out, UnCorked offers many of Chattanooga's most renown restaurants in a sample-all-you-want atmosphere with the food paired with spectacular wines to enhance the whole evening.
Tickets are available for the evening and include samples from all of the restaurants, unlimited wine tastings, live music, an amazing silent auction and the best atmosphere of any party in town with the city skyline as a backdrop. For $65 per person you can enjoy a wonderful evening on the river. For $125 per person you can enjoy all that PLUS unlimited tastings of select wines in the VIP area. Higher end and specialty wines are featured for the true connoisseur and this exclusive area is reserved just for you.
TICKETS are ready for you right now for UnCorked, a benefit for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. Enjoy samples from many of Chattanooga's best restaurants. Check this site often for updates on music and the many restaurants there to serve you!
Nightfall's 30th Season Every Friday night, May 5 - August 25
One of Chattanooga’s most widely recognized and attended programs is the seasonal Nightfall concert series, which celebrates its 29th season this year. Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night (excluding June 9th and 16th) all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists ranging in a variety of genres. A local act is given the opportunity to open for the national headlining talent. Check out any week and get a link to all the acts at NightfallChattanooga.com.
The Nightfall series focuses on presenting a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Most headliners have not performed previously in the Chattanooga market. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krause, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Nightfall, which attracts an audience as diverse as its schedule of performers, has developed an appeal that extends beyond its natural attraction to music lovers. Nightfall has become the family-friendly Friday night gathering place for our community. And of course, it's always Friday and ALWAYS FREE!
UnBought & UnBossed recognizes Hamilton County women who, through their career achievements and community leadership, have had a significant impact on improving the lives of girls and women. Previous honorees have included such well-known community members as BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee CEO, Vicky Gregg, former Chattanooga Times Chairwoman, Ruth Holmberg and retired educator and centenarian, Mabel Scruggs.
2016 honored included Dr. Neslihan Alp, Monique Berke, Sharon Braden, Jessie Fincher, Caol George, Lynn Mulligan, Mukta Panda, MD, Nancy Ridge and Mical Trainer. This benefit for Girls, Inc. is April 19 at the Convention Center. TICKETS may be purchased on line and this event sells out quickly.
Engel Stadium will come to life with this celebration of all things energy. Earth, Wind & Solar combines an Expo of sustainable lifestyle, services and products along with performances by the amazingly creative Squonk Opera. The Expo will run from 4:00-8:00 and feature vendors from the area to showcase technology and art. Squonk Opera, unique performance group, will presents Pneumatica, their wind-themed concert, and lead workshops about their craft. This festival, an outgrowth of the UTC Patten Performance Series, brings Squonk Opera to town for performances that will be scheduled for 4:00, 6:30 and 8:00, with workshops following the first two performances. Tickets will go quickly, don't delay to Buy Tickets and enjoy this amazing festival.
TASTE 2017 IS SOLD OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY NEXT YEAR. THANKS!
Taste made its debut in 2010 as a new and inspired format of what was previously known as Taste of Chattanooga. For a $40 ticket, participants are entitled to a full evening of unlimited samplings from 20-25 of Chattanooga's finest restaurants, plus a drink ticket for beer, Chattanooga Whiskey or wine.
Whereas the main focus of the event will be on food sampling from the local restaurants, the addition of a silent auction with a variety of restaurant and boutique gift cards, art, spa packages, décor items, wine and more adds another element of fun and browsing.
Great food of all types, interaction with chefs and restaurant owners, music, shopping and socializing create a full evening of entertainment at Taste. And its proceeds all stay local to help kidney patients and support the great work of the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. We hope you can be a part of it.
Calling all regional bands—this is the opportunity of a lifetime. The deadline to enter the sixth annual Road to Nightfall is Feb. 4 at midnight. This year’s competition will offer more incentives and a heftier cash reward to finalists. It will also include an extra night of competition and two new venues. The champion will also receive a $1,500 cash reward and other perks.
The ultimate prize is a 90-minute headlining spot during Nightfall at Miller Plaza, presented by Chattanooga Presents. Jonathan Susman, co-founder of Gig City Productions (the company behind Road to Nightfall), said this year’s competition will be even more elaborate than in years past. "We plan to stream it again and use text message voting instead of balloting," he said. "Every band that wins their night gets $500, and we’ve added another night of competition."
The preliminary concerts will be held at The Granfalloon at 400 East Main Street on March 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Six bands will compete each night, with the winners from each night moving on to the finals. Finalists will have to move from the bar/rock 'n' roll setting of Granfalloon to the Walker Theatre, upstairs at the Memorial Auditorium..
Each of the finalists will also receive a half-priced rehearsal session from Pracita Galactica Rehearsal Studio and a panel luncheon with booking agents, marketing professionals, venue owners and other industry professionals.
To be eligible for the competition, bands must have at least three members, the majority of them living within 45 miles of Chattanooga. Music must be original. Bands will be given the opportunity to perform three songs. A 90-minute set will be required of the winner at their Nightfall performance. Signups are available here. A $50 entry fee is required.