Chattanooga Rail Jam Returns To Mellow Mushroom Waterside

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mellow Mushroom Waterside and Dodge City Ski are bringing back their annual snowboard competition that was attended by over 1,000 people, Chattanooga Rail Jam, for a second year on Saturday, Jan. 25.  Six tons of snow will transform the gourmet pizza restaurant's parking lot into a wintry wonderland to raise money and awareness for Tennessee Riverkeeper.

For those willing to brave the flurries, Mellow Mushroom’s Waterside location, 2318 Lifestyle Way, will be decked out with a snowboard park, snowfall, and live music from DJ Scuba Steve. A snowboarding competition will also be held for guests who like to shred the snow and want to compete for prizes.

The snowboard competition will be divided into three categories: men, women and youth (12-16 years old).  All participants will be competing for a Mellow Mushroom prize pack, Dodge City Ski prize pack, a snowboard, and more.  Winners will be determined from a judging panel of local celebrities.

Admission is free, however guests are encouraged to make a $5 donation to Tennessee Riverkeeper.  Each person that donates will receive a voucher for a complimentary draft beer, cocktail, or for underage guests, a free slice of Mellow Mushroom pizza from the Bake Bus.

The event will also showcase a craft beer bar from Budweiser of Chattanooga, a whiskey bar from Jack Daniels and Chattanooga Whiskey, a Three Olives vodka bar, and a wine sampling garden from Gnarly Head Wines.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the snowboard competition will start at 6 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom Waterside.

Register for the snow board competition at

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