ReCreate Café Shines A Light On Human Trafficking With For Freedom Tour

Headlined By Jenny And Tyler

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Jenny and Tyler
Jenny and Tyler

The Salvation Army ReCreate Café will host the For Freedom Tour on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. The For Freedom Tour headlines the acoustic, folk-pop duo Jenny and Tyler along with Levi Weaver and special guest Vanita Joines.  

The tour is in support of the latest project from Jenny and Tyler, For Freedom – A Covers EP, which consists of songs from U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Simon and Garfunkel, Coldplay, The Cranberries, Postal Service, and Louis Armstrong. The project supports the work of International Justice Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human-trafficking throughout the world. The evening will also highlight local human-trafficking awareness efforts by Second Life of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Coalition Against Human Trafficking, which The Salvation Army of Chattanooga is a member of.  The stop at ReCreate Café is part of a 30 city tour across the U.S.A.

Here’s what Jenny and Tyler had to say about the project: “After five original albums, we thought it time to try something different.  Long have we had desires and interests to put our own spin on some of our favorite songs from our childhood, songs that have influenced the way we think about music today. This project, For Freedom – A Covers EP, is the consummation of those interests and desires.” (www.jennyandtyler.com)

The concert will include original songs by Jenny and Tyler as well. Their website says acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies to support thoughtful lyrics as Jenny and Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford and Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She and Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.

The doors open at 7:30 p.m. doors and the show is at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at http://jennyandtyler.com/tour.

Tickets are $8 in advance for students (must show ID) and $12 at the door for students. General admission in advance is $10 and $15 at the door.  

The Salvation Army's Recreate Café Arts Program seeks to bridge the gap between the homeless and artistic communities through the power of the arts. ReCreate Café is at 800 McCallie Ave. across from the UTC campus.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/recreatecafearts or contact Tenika Dye, ReCreate Café Artistic Director, at ­305-­6208 or by email to tenika_dye@uss.salvationarmy.org.




Robert Earl Keen Kicks Off His Tour At The Tivoli Nov. 27

Americana Troubadour Robert Earl Keen will bring his upcoming show to the Tivoli Theater on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available here .  Review for Robert Earl Keen: Before Keen hits the Vegas stage with George Strait or the road with Lyle Lovett in 2018, he'll be kicking off his final tour of 2017. The 19 stop "REK's Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree ... (click for more)

Christmas At Covenant Is Dec. 7-8

Covenant College’s annual Christmas celebration is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8. Free tickets are available on the college's website for the concerts in the chapel, and VIP parking can be reserved for $5.  The concert will focus on the theme, “Marvelous in Our Eyes,” which calls attention to the fact that our appropriate response to reflecting on Christ’s ... (click for more)

Spring Creek Elementary Closed Monday And Tuesday Due To Fire In Boiler Room

There was a fire early Monday around  4 a.m.  in the boiler room at Spring Creek Elementary School causing the school to be closed Monday and Tuesday.    Damage from the fire was contained to the boiler room but the utilities to the building are also in the damaged boiler area which left the school without power, heat and other necessities to have ... (click for more)

Tony Williams, 26, Shot On Dodson Avenue Late Sunday Night

Tony Williams, 26, was shot late Sunday night on Dodson Avenue. Chattanooga Police responded at 11:50 p.m.,  to the 900 block of Dodson Avenue on a shooting.   Upon arrival, police located the victim who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. HCEMS responded and transported the victim to a nearby hospital. The victim advised police that the ... (click for more)

Pollution For Profit?

Why should Chattanooga allow special interests to boost sediment pollution in our South Chickamauga Creek? To pad their profit margin and pass that cost on to city taxpayers? If your city council votes to reduce the storm water regulations – that is the result we can expect. Special interest homebuilders profit, but citizens pay.  More sediment pollution and paid for with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s ‘Shush’ Fund

Michael Reagan, the son of one of our nation’s greatest presidents, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece on Sunday that explained why he believes the women who have stepped forward to allege they were once abused by Judge Roy Moore. He wrote that when he, a political consultant, is asked why the women waited 40 years to bring up the charges, “I tell them I didn’t reveal my sexual abuse ... (click for more)