Chattanooga disc jockey Tommy Jett will host his annual Entertainer's Reunion at Sugar's downtown Sunday from 3-11 p.m. This year the event will raise funds for the local hospice foundation with performances by local bands who have played Chattanooga area venues for the last three decades.
"If you have been to a local club, New Year's party, wedding, Riverbend or any other major event around here in the last 30 years, you have very likely heard and seen many of the musicians who will be on stage Sunday" said Jett, who was the MC for many of the greatest concerts ever presented in the Chattanooga area. "It will be like a family reunion for these musicians and the broadcasters who played their music on the radio."
When the doors open at 3 p.m. Sunday, guests will be welcomed by an All-Star band of local legend performers including the likes of Jimmy Tawater, Paul Smith, "Debi D", Willie Kitchens and Craig Tyndall. The lineup of bands throughout the afternoon and evening include Queen B & the Well Strung, Dennis Brown Project, WTM Blues Band, Convertibull, Long Gone Darlings and SRO.
TJ the DJ also promises surprises throughout the day. "We are never surprised to look up and see a big name musician who plays a gig somewhere the night before and they find a way to get to our reunion to play a few sets or just sign autographs." he said.
The reunion also allows the entertainers to honors the people who put the musicians on the radio, with a spotlight session for former and current radio broadcasters. Luther (Massingill) of Sunny 92.3 will be honored for his recent induction into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame and will be joined by a long list of Chattanooga disc jockeys that includes Dex, David Carroll, Jerry Pond, Johnny Eagle, Chip Chapman, Garry Mac and others.
The Reunion admission is a minimum $5 donation and there will be an auction and door prizes as well. All proceeds will go to the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation to pay for hospice care delivered to those who otherwise cannot afford it.