Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Country Showdown At Rhythm & Brews Tonight!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - by Bob Payne
Bob Payne
Bob Payne
- photo by The Royal Newborn

Wednesday evening is the finals for the Texaco Country Showdown at Rhythm & Brews in downtown Chattanooga. Preliminary round winners will compete for a chance to go on to the state championship round. The national winner will get a $100,000 prize. The State winner will receive $1000.

The list of contestants over the years includes a who’s who of Country music – Tracy Byrd, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Sara Evans, and Leann Rimes.

Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m. and each artist will receive 15 minutes on stage. At the conclusion, one artist will be selected to go to the State championships and a chance at the $1000 prize. Local radio station Cat Country 95.3 FM sponsors the Chattanooga contest, and their on-air personalities will be present for the show.

Other music shows for this week include Jimmy Harris in the Coconut Room at the Palms on Shallowford Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. One Night Stand is performing at Bud’s Sportsbar this weekend, with Queen Lightning performing at Sugars BBQ Downtown on Friday & Saturday Nights.

Paleface will be at JJ’s Bohemia Saturday Night and Tim Lewis is at El Meson in Hixson that night. In Ringgold, Johnston Brown will be at the Acoustic Café on Friday, with Brody Johnson appearing on Saturday. Jack A’s Chop Shop on Ashland Terrace features the Band Raven on Friday night, and Soul Survivor will be there on Saturday. Pat Babb’s Band, the Glass House Giants appear at T-Bones on Friday night.

Chattanooga’s premier outdoor Friday night concert series – Nightfall – features Swear & Shake, with local openers Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit at 7 p.m. It’s free and it is fun. Come on out to Miller Plaza at MLK & Market Street and give it a try.

Sunday, don’t miss the Chattanooga Market, as they have great live music every week. Tiffany Taylor and Dustin Overbeek will be appearing on stage at the market, and it is Tomato Week – so be sure and get some homegrown maters’.

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.



Keith And Kristin Getty In Concert Oct. 28 At Memorial Auditorium

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, several local churches will be hosting Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert with their current tour, Facing a Task Unfinished, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. They will be accompanied by a multi-church choir.  "This Oct. 31 will mark 500 years since Martin Luther, nailed his 95 theses on the ... (click for more)

CCM Sunday On Sunny 92.3 Is Signing Off

For just over 24 years CCM  Sunday  has been the home for the Best Christian Music in the Tennessee Valley area, but on  Oct. 29  it will sign off the air for the last time.  DMI Concerts (Dove Ministries, Inc) began producing CCM  Sunday on June 20, 1993.   CCM  Sunday  was an all day, every  Sunday  program and was ... (click for more)

City Council Rejects Share Of Big City Contract Recommended By Berke Administration For Start-Up Staffing Firm

The City Council on Tuesday night rejected awarding a share of a big contract for a start-up staffing firm that had been pushed by the Berke administration. Councilman Chip Henderson made a motion to approve "for the purpose of discussion" on the plan to give Msi Workforce Solutions part of the work along with a North Chattanooga firm that has had the contract for temporary staffing ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport To Go "Off The Grid" After Final Phase Of Solar Panel Installations

The Chattanooga Airport is embarking on the third and final phase of its solar farm, which when completed will allow the Airport to "go off the grid." John Naylor, Airport vice president, said, "This will give us all the power we need to run the Airport." He said EPB will assist with installation of a power storage unit and a micro-grid controller to make the change-over possible. ... (click for more)

Vote No On The Rezoning For A New Landfill In Harrison - And Response (3)

County Commissioners, please consider the following facts when voting on the rezoning request for a new privately-owned C&D landfill in Harrison.  Use of this property for a landfill has been rejected by the county three times in the past (1971, 1984 and 2007).  In 1971 and 2007 the County Commissioners unanimously rejected the proposal.  In 1984 the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Mom Don’t Have…I Do’

It’s hard to know what goes through the mind of a five-year-old, particularly one who watches her mom go in and out of jail due to drug addiction. But little Sunshine Oelfke is obviously being raised right by her grandmother because the other morning, the five-year-old came into the kitchen before leaving for kindergarten with a baggie full of coins from her piggy bank. “I asked ... (click for more)