Kool Moe Dee Kicks Off Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series Thursday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Kool Moe Dee
Kool Moe Dee

This fall, there’s a brand new concert series coming to town, the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series, featuring 10 weeks of free, live music on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center spotlighting local, regional and national talent. It all kicks off with Kool Moe Dee Thursday. 

Review for Kool Moe Dee:

Kool Moe Dee, known for his famous hit "Wild Wild West," is one of rap’s earliest stars. Starting his career in the early ‘70s, he formed the legendary Treacherous Three with DJ Easy Lee, Special K, and L.A. Sunshine. After the group’s first break-up in ‘84, Kool Moe Dee went solo, establishing himself as one of hip-hop’s first big stars with his debut solo album, “How Ya Like Me Now?” He became one of the first hip-hop acts to perform at the Grammys and to win a Grammy. 

Review for Jonathan "Tryezz" Fowles:

Opening for Kool Moe Dee will be Chattanooga’s own Jonathan “Tryezz” Fowles. Jonathan, also known as Tryezz (Pronounced "Trez"), is an artist and musician from Chattanooga. He is an electronic keyboard player that plays his own original blend of mainly instrumental jazz, funk, classical and electronic based grooves, layering it with live improvisation.  

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will be held on Thursday nights on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center from Aug. 24-Oct. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Food for purchase will be provided by Dipped Fresh, Chew Chew Chattanooga, Chatter Box Cafe, Taqueria Jalisco, Choo Choo Ice, and Bruster’s Ice Cream.  Beverage for purchase will be provided by Oddstory Brewing Company and Barley Chattanooga. 

There will be a wide variety of genres, some familiar and some new…including local, regional and national talent. Although every performer’s genre will vary, each artist will tie into the history and heritage of the Big Nine, continuing to enhance the MLK neighborhood as a cultural destination. See the full lineup here.  

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has 70 parking spaces in its lot available. After 6 p.m., there is free street parking located along MLK Boulevard and Houston Street. After 6 p.m., there are various public parking lots near the property that are available. 

Volunteer for the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series by contacting Shane Morrow at Jazzanooga, shane@jazzanooga.org, for more information. 

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring an array of music genres and talent. Learn more at levitt.org.  

This series is a community collaboration presented by Jazzanooga, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. It is generously funded by the Levitt Foundation, Lyndhurst Foundation and Benwood Foundation. Sponsors also include Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, Staybridge Suites Chattanooga, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, and Brewer Media Group.


Tryezz
Tryezz


Jung And Kim To Present Faculty Recital Tuesday

Lee University’s Dr. Joong Han (Jonathan) Jung, assistant professor of piano, and Dr. Joohae Kim, piano instructor, will present a recital on Tuesday performing works by Mozart, Camille Saint-Saens, F. Shubert, and M. Ravel. South Korean-New Zealand pianist Dr. Jung concertizes regularly across the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. He has performed with the Eastman ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bach Choir Opens Season Sunday

The Chattanooga Bach Choir, David Long artistic director and conductor, presents its fourth annual Barnett & Company Cantata Series, featuring four Sunday afternoon concerts focusing on J.S. Bach’s beautiful and expressive choral works appropriately chosen for the particular Sunday in the liturgical calendar. All concerts take place at 5 p.m. at Christ Church ... (click for more)

Jeremy Allen Conn Dies After Being Tased By Hamilton County Deputies

A man died after being tased by Hamilton County deputies  on Sunday  night. Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched o n Sunday, at approximately 9:50 p.m.,  to the 6200 Block of Massengale Hollow in Harrison on a report of a person causing a disorder.   Based on initial reports, after arriving on scene, deputies made contact with Jeremy ... (click for more)

Classes Continue At East Ridge High After Power Outage

There was a major power outage at East Ridge High School Monday morning.  EPB officials and Hamilton County Department of Education maintenance personnel were on the scene and power was restored after a short while.  All students were safe and remained in their classrooms.  When power was restored, they resumed their regular schedule.  The power ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

I cannot remember a time in my life when I have been as saddened by such a travesty that has now erupted in the confirmation process that would place Brett Kavanaugh on our Supreme Court. I am sad for every single person who has been touched by this catastrophe, from 85-year-old Dianne Feinstein to Brett’s wife and two young daughters, ages 13 and 10. Not a person, in any way involved, ... (click for more)