Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Little Dizzy & The Birthday Boy

Friday, August 20, 2010 - by Bob Payne
The Little Dizzy Band
The Little Dizzy Band

Happy Birthday to me! That’s right, Bill & Nona’s little boy will be a year older this Saturday .Why is that important to the entire music loving world? Because it isn’t about me, it’s about the music and the Little Dizzy Band has come out of hibernation to play at Bud’s Sportsbar Saturday night. With the dynamic singer Mia Younger, backed by a great band that can cure any allergy known to mankind, it is sure to be a fun night out on Brainerd Road. Come by and say hello. If you really want to buy me a gift, go give blood at the blood bank, or send a check to St. Jude’s Hospital. If you insist on getting me one, a Sea Ray 32 foot boat will do just fine, or a transmission for my 1994 Ford F-150 will also suffice.

Last week, I mentioned the new venue, Southside Saloon & Bistro, located on Chestnut Street, in the old Red Lantern building. They are really kicking up the live music heat on the Southside, and it looks like they have a great lineup in place. I think it is going to be a great place to go listen to music. Give em’ a try!

The folks at the Coconut Room in the Palms at Hamilton are starting a new music series entitled "Late Night Set" featuring The Dana Rogers Jazz Quartet. It will include mostly jazz and jazz-influenced performers as well as touches of blues. These concerts will take place every Friday and Saturday night following the dinner hour piano show performed by Jimmy Harris, beginning next month.

"Our focus continues to be to bring a variety of top live entertainment to the Chattanooga area in a fine dining environment," says Ricky Gray, owner of the restaurant. "The Palms, this areas multi-concept restaurant, lounge and piano bar is the perfect place to make new friends while enjoying a great meal. Our "Late Night Set" series every Friday and Saturday night brings another level of sophistication to our late night venue. Customers will be able to enjoy late night dining while being entertained with the smooth sounds of jazz music live."

The Palms at Hamilton is no stranger to providing great entertainment and great food to the Chattanooga area. Since its opening 4 years ago The Palms has transformed into a supper-club type atmosphere in The Coconut Room while remaining a late night venue in The Palms Lounge and Patio.

Live shows take place nightly with The Chattanooga Monday Nite Big Band on Mondays, All That Jazz on Tuesdays; Wednesdays through Saturday features live piano music in The Coconut Room by Jimmy Harris with live entertainment also in The Palms Lounge on Wednesdays & Thursdays. The Palms is located at 6925 Shallowford Road just down from the Hamilton Place Mall. For more information or to make a reservation please call 423-499-5055.

T-Bones, one of my favorite music venues, is celebrating their 25th anniversary Saturday night. Overland Express will play early, followed by Davey Smith. Since I am older, my birthday party trumps theirs, but I may still try to come by and congratulate them on 25 years.

My friend Dennis Massengale at ChattaMusic on Ringgold Road says they now carry band instruments for you up and coming school musicians. He carries flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and saxophones, which are available as sale items or you can rent them! If you rent the instrument and then decide to purchase it, Dennis will even apply the rental fees to the purchase. Call them at 624-5522.

Bob’s Pick-O-The –Weekend is Little Dizzy, playing at Bud’s Saturday Night!

Bob’s Pick-O-The-Week is Dread Clampitt, playing at Barking Legs Theater tonight. (Thursday) If you want to know why I make them the pick-o-the-week, just click here.

Live in Chattanooga this week!

Thursday, August 19
Barking Legs Theater – Dread Clampitt
The Palms At Hamilton – The Buckner Brothers
The Coconut Room At The Palms – Jimmy Harris, David Anthony
Magoo’s – Bounty Hunter
Rhythm & Brews – Downstream, Camp Normal
Bud’s Sportsbar – Channing Wilson
Fox Cay At Island Cove – The Other Guys
Spectaters – Blake Morrison
Market Street Tavern – Open Mic
JJ’s Bohemia – Whisky Gentry, Josh Roberts & The Hinges, Have Gun Will Travel
Bart’s Lakeshore – Tim Lewis & Reece

Friday, August 20
Nightfall – Civil Twilight, Moonlight Bride
Chattanoogan Hotel Foundry Lounge – Kathy Tugman Quartet
Rhythm & Brews – Zozo (Led Zeppelin Tribute), Cadillac Saints
Tremont Tavern – Jordan Hallquist
Lynn’s Market Signal Mountain – Woodnote, Jim Palmour
Buds Sportsbar – Casey Adams Band
Pub 41- Chasi Lynn & Country Wild
Magoo’s – Backwater Still
T-Bones – Chris Gomez Duo
Southside Saloon & Bistro – Bounty Hunter
Spectaters – Crossfire
Bart’s Lakeshore - Downstream
The Coconut Room At The Palms – David Anthony, Jimmy Harris
The Palms At Hamilton – Dana Rogers
Village Sports Bar – Channing Wilson
Market Street Tavern – Gabe Newell
JJ’s Bohemia – Autovaugn, Casper & the Cookies, Elekibass, Bows & Arrows
Blue Orleans Creole Restaurant – Tim Hughes Quartet
Bluff View Art District – MeloManiacs from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ziggy’s – Shadow Of The Destroyer, Getto Bird, Gravebound

Saturday, August 21
Charles & Myrtles Coffeehouse – Alan Rhody
The Incline Summer Music Series
Barking Legs Theater – Rich & the Po Folk
Southside Saloon & Bistro – Dana Rogers
Saturday River Market Party @ Aquarium – Nora Jane Struthers
Fox Cay at Island Cove Marina – Milele Roots
Spectaters – House Of Flies Band
Rock City Summer Music Series – New Binkley Brothers
The Coconut Room At The Palms – Jimmy Harris
Chattanoogan Hotel Foundry Lounge – Kathy Tugman Quartet
Rhythm & Brews – Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute)
T-Bones – Overland Express, Davey Smith
Magoo’s – Constitution Defenders Party
Blue Orleans Creole Restaurant – A. J. Valcarcel & The Bitter Lesson
Chattanooga Choo-Choo – Jason Thomas & The Mean Eyed Cats
Tremont Tavern – Gabe Newell, Kyle VZ
Market Street Tavern - Jescoe
Dalton Depot – Stop N Stare
Buds Sportsbar – Little Dizzy
Hot Spot Dalton – Black Cat Moon
Bluff View Art District – MeloManiacs from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
JJ’s Bohemia – Live Music
Ziggy’s – Piercing Deception, Crash Cadillac, Lois Lane, Death Shroud, The Flood Shall Flow

Sunday, August 22
The Incline Summer Music Series
Rock City Summer Music Series – New Binkley Brothers
Chattanooga Market – Stephen Hunley, Alan Rhody
Tremont Tavern – Pay The Reckoning, Irish Music Session

Monday, Aug 23
Market Street Tavern – Old Time Music Jam
The Coconut Room at The Palms – Monday Night Big Band

Tuesday, Aug 24
Table 2 – Live Jazz by the Ben Friberg Trio
Tremont Tavern – Open Mic
Market Street Tavern – Billy Hopkins
The Coconut Room at The Palms- Gentleman’s Jazz Quartet
Spectaters – Channing Wilson
Rhythm & Brews – Thad Cockrell
Acoustic Café Ringgold – Open Mic
JJ’S Bohemia – Pee Wee Moore
Bart’s Lakeshore – Tim Starnes & Jacob Newman

Wednesday, Aug 25
Magoo’s – Open Mic with Troy Underwood
The Coconut Room at The Palms – Jimmy Harris, David Anthony
The Palms At Hamilton – Johnston Brown
Village Sportsbar – Open Mic
Rhythm & Brews - Downstroke
Las Margaritas Riverview – Priscilla & Little Rickee
Market Street Tavern – Ben Friberg Trio
Buds Sportsbar – Arlo Gilliam

See you there!

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Bob Payne
Bob Payne

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