Thena Dare-Beam Plays At The Tap House Sept. 16

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Thena Dare-Beam
Thena Dare-Beam

After almost two decades, Thena Dare-Beam will be returning to Tennessee and will be performing at the Tap House (3800 St. Elmo Ave.) on Sunday, Sept. 16. Thena and violinist Natalie Calabretta will showcase original material spanning Thena's career. The music will start at 6 p.m., and admission is free. She'll also be part of a sold-out musical celebration of the music and ministry of James Ward, happening the day before.

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After establishing a prominent position in the Chattanooga music scene, Thena left in 1999 to study vocal jazz under eight-time GRAMMY-nominated Tierney Sutton at the University of Southern California. From there, she went on to work with GRAMMY-winning writer/producer Busbee, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Will Gray, John Beasley (Miles Davis) and Quincy Jones III, to name a few. In 2008, Thena took on a teaching position at the Los Angeles College of Music, where she founded the Songwriting Program and taught vocal performance classes until the birth of her second child in 2013. Thena has four self-released albums to date.

For more info, call the Tap House at 682-8234 or email You may also visit www.thenabeam.com or

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