The Chattanooga Audubon Society will present the third annual Little Owl Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Audubon Acres.
The event will include music, exhibits and vendors, birds of prey, and a children's art contest.
There will be live bluegrass, folk, ragtime, and blues music and storytelling from the stage. Musicians include Christie Burns, Matt Evans, Pattee Wilbanks, Northwoods, Russell Gulley, the Tin Cup Rattlers and more. In the event of inclement weather, stage acts will perform in Walker Hall.
Michael D. Gray will serve as the master of ceremonies on the stage again this year. Mr. Gray is host and producer of the local River City Sessions show presented each month at the Camp House venue on Williams Street and recorded for later broadcast on WUTC radio, 88.1 FM.
The Folk School of Chattanooga will offer workshops, jams, and an instrument petting zoo. Children and adults alike will enjoy opportunities to explore their own musical ability.
There will be craft exhibits and unique items created by our arts and crafts vendors. Food vendors from area restaurants will have a varied menu of items available for purchase.
Guests may meet live birds of prey from Wings to Soar, a non-profit birds of prey environmental education organization. Their mission is to educate people about the birds of prey by bringing them into the classrooms, boardrooms and outdoor venues in the region.
The winners of the student poster contest will be announced. Students in the Chattanooga area are invited to participate in the third annual Little Owl Music and Art Festival Poster Contest sponsored by Chattanooga Audubon. This invitation is extended to all students, whether they attend public, private, or home school. Chattanooga Audubon will display all submitted posters in a clothesline art show at Audubon Acres during the Little Owl Music and Arts Festival. Winners will be announced at noon March 22. Entries must be delivered to Audubon Acres no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
Audubon Acres is the homestead of Chattanooga Audubon’s founder Robert Sparks Walker. It reflects his values and creative genius as an author and editor.
For further information, contact the Chattanooga Audubon Society 892-1499 or email LittleOwlFestival@chattaudubon.org