Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Sunday Benefit At Sugar’s Downtown Features Live Music All Day

Benefit For The Family Of Dan Lee

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - by Bob Payne

This Sunday, January 20th, live music will echo throughout downtown Chattanooga, as local musicians get together to celebrate the life of Dan Lee. The Crossfire Band bassist recently passed away, and this benefit will have all proceeds going to his family.

Scheduled to appear are Sweet n Lowdown Band, Preston Parris & Johnny Smith, Ragdoll, Crossfire Band, Rokaholix, Tim Lewis, Anthony Sims, Nathan Farrow, Marvels, Soul Survivor, Whiskey Run, and Monkey Shine.

Sweet n Lowdown’s singer Shani Hedden was recently named 2012 Female Singer of the Year. Crossfire Band was named Cover Band of the Year a couple years ago. Nathan Farrow is a former winner of Best Country Act in Chattanooga. Soul Survivor’s Johnny Campbell was the 2011 Guitar Player of the Year. Johnny Smith is a 3-time winner of the Drummer of the Year honors, including 2012. Preston Parris is bassist for the WTM Blues Band, winner of the 2011 Best Blues Act.

Music begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. continuous. Sugar’s Downtown is located at 5th and Broad Street. All ages are welcome and it is a non-smoking venue.

For local music info, try www.chattanoogaentertainers.com or www.chattanooganightscope.com. They both have great local music info and schedules. For local info on Country music, try Jim Boles’ site www.chattacountry.ning.com.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000 .


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