Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Overland Express Reunites With Charlie Daniels May 2 At Engel Stadium

Monday, April 15, 2013 - by Bob Payne

One of Chattanooga’s all-time favorite bands, Overland Express, will open for the Charlie Daniels Band at Engel Stadium on May 2 in a benefit for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at UTC. Many music fans will recall Charlie coming down to Yesterdays after his concerts at the Memorial Auditorium and jamming with Overland. Overland also opened for Charlie Daniels on the road back in the day.

Tickets for the show are on sale now at area Kangaroo locations and cost only $20. The proceeds will help the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at UTC continue to waive tuition fees for veterans re-entering school.

Engel Stadium recently underwent renovation during the filming of the movie “42”. It is a great concert location, as the seats are covered and the stage is close to the seating area. With the covered seats, a little rain won’t get in the way of a good concert and the seating area is shaded in late afternoon/evening.

VIP and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Mickey McCamish at 423-756-2211.

Email Bob Payne at or catch him on Facebook at

Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Guitars, Cadillacs, and Chattanooga!

Chattanooga, over the years, has become a city of firsts and bests - the first Coca-Cola bottling plant. The first city to have 1 gig of Internet service. The Moon Pie capital of the universe. The wrecker capital. The hardwood floor machinery capital of the world. More Altoids breath mints are made in Chattanooga than anywhere in the world. Chattanooga is the home of the biggest ... (click for more)

The Shaking Ray Levi Society: 30-Year Retrospective Exhibition

Kicking off a year-long celebration and commemorating the 30-year history of the non-profit arts organization, The Shaking Ray Levi Society will document the diverse work the SRLS has presented within the Chattanooga community and beyond at a multi-media retrospective exhibition from Oct. 15-19 from  5-7 p.m. each day at the Apothecary Gallery ... (click for more)

Man, 25, Shot While Riding In Car In Brainerd On Friday Night

A 25-year-old man was shot while riding in a car in Brainerd on Friday night. Police said Anthony Amey had non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 9:20 p.m., Chattanooga Police were notified of a gunshot wound victim being treated at a local hospital. Of ficers found that the shooting occurred at 500 South Germantown Road. T he victim stated he ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Voice In Memphis

Tennessee got quite a peek at its political barometer Thursday night in Memphis when A.C. Wharton, a once-popular black leader who has been Mayor since 2009, was thoroughly trounced by Jim Strickland, currently on the City Council. Strickland, a white Democrat, may be the first step in bringing the now much-maligned West Tennessee city back to hope and reality. What no one can believe ... (click for more)