Rooftop Hop Event Returns For 3rd Year

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The 3rd Annual Rooftop Hop will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11.  Attendees will “hop” from 5 Satellite Rooftop Parties including High Point Climbing Center, Hunter Museum, CitiPark Garage, Chattanoogan Hotel and a secret 5th location learning about how each of these buildings promote sustainable living, working and building in Chattanooga while enjoying local foods, beverages and entertainment. The Traveling Rooftop Party (the Double Decker Bus) along with Bike Chattanooga will transport the guests to enjoy all of the views.

The event continues onto the top of the CARTA parking garage above the newly constructed High Point Climbing Center. Fifteen restaurants will showcase locally crafted foods to accompany Chattanooga Whiskey & Corsair Gin signature drinks. The WTM Blues Band will open for the Futurebirds from Athens, Ga.

To help attendees return back to ground level, Rhythm & Brews will host the official after party featuring Chattanooga’s Broke Down Hound and Matt Stephens Project.

All proceeds benefit green|spaces who promotes sustainable living, working and building in the Chattanooga Area. For information on tickets or sponsorship, visit www.therooftophop.com or contact Dawn Hjelseth at 423-648-0963 or dawn@greenspaceschattanooga.com.

 


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