Tivoli And Memorial Celebrate Students' Success

Friday, May 9, 2014

After a busy spring season hosting weekend-long dance and talent competitions for young people here and traveling in from around the region, Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium launched into 2014 graduation season.

When Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium are not busy hosting a sold-out concert like Don Williams or Heart Strings for Hope with Sheryl Crow or a full-scale Broadway production like Beauty and the Beast, they're hosting full seasons of "school shows," talent and dance competitions, and high school and college graduations. See the full 2014 graduation schedule below.

Each year: 

Tivoli and Memorial host over 30,000 students from Hamilton County and surrounding counties for school shows like "Flamenco Ballet" and the "Super Scientific Circus." Many of these students would never otherwise step foot in Chattanooga's premier performance venues Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. 

Tivoli and Memorial host a full spring season of regional and national talent and dance competitions. This spring the Tivoli and Memorial hosted 14 such events. Young people and their families flood the venues for two and three day competitions, sleeping in downtown hotels, eating at downtown restaurants, and visiting the Tennessee Aquarium and Hunter Museum in their limited free time, and spending their dollars in our local economy. 

Tivoli and Memorial host 20 local high school and college graduations. This weekend begins the 2014 graduation season.   

Friday, May 9
Chattanooga State Nurses Pinning (Memorial)

Saturday, May 10
10am Chattanooga State (Memorial)

Friday, May 16
5pm Red Bank High School (Memorial)
5:30pm Lookout Valley High School (Tivoli)
7:30pm Brainerd High School (Memorial)
7:30pm Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (Tivoli)

Saturday, May 17
9am Signal Mountain High School (Memorial)
9am Sequoyah High School (Tivoli)
11:30am Hixson High School (Memorial
11:30am Sale Creek High School (Tivoli)
2pm East Ridge High School (Memorial)
2pm Hamilton County High School (Tivoli)
4:30pm Tyner Academy (Memorial)
4:30pm Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts (Tivoli)

Sunday, May 18
2pm Notre Dame High School (Memorial)

Thursday, May 22
5pm Ridgeland High School (Memorial)

Friday, May 23
Chattanooga Christian School (Memorial)
7pm Grace Baptist Academy (Tivoli)

Saturday, May 24
Chattanooga Christian School (Memorial)

Friday, May 30
6pm Chattanooga College (Tivoli)

For more information visit: www.chattanoogaonstage.com.


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