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Make Music Chattanooga Debuts With More Than 70 Free Events

Friday, June 10, 2016

The first annual Make Music Chattanooga, a mix of more than 70 free outdoor concerts and music making events, will make its debut on Tuesday, June 21, from noon-10 p.m. All events of the day will be free and open to the public. 

Make Music Chattanooga is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. From classical to folk, soul to indie, jazz to country, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, plazas, parks, parking lots, store fronts, restaurants and other public spaces on the longest day of the year. 

This year’s venues include: Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Carmike Majestic parking lot, Chattanooga Public Library, Cine-Rama, Coolidge Park, Feed Co. Table and Tavern, Granfalloon, Miller Plaza, Piano Park on Main Street, Riverside Wine and Spirits and Undaground’s Street Studios in various locations. 

Highlights of the day include:  

10 Hours of Music with more than 60 performances
Instrument Petting Zoo - Hosted by the CSO and Chattanooga Girls Rock 
Making a Musical Instrument - Hosted by The Chattery
Street Studios - Hosted by Undaground
Piano Park - Hosted by Buddy Shirk from Summitt Pianos
Community Karaoke – anyone can sing! Hosted by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Gig City Productions and River City Company
Miller Plaza All-Day Bash and Grand Finale Party featuring the Communicators
Community Performance of Prince's 1999 (final performance of the night)
Long-Distance Live Duets between the Chattanooga Public Library and the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT using the gigabit network and low latency software (Lola)
Music Merch Mall in Waterhouse Pavilion 

Get the full schedule and additional details at chattanoogafun.com/make-music-chattanooga.


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On Golden Pond Returns To Cumberland County Playhouse

Smith Takes Third On NBC’s “American Song Contest”


Audition for the world premier of Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical will be on Sunday and Tuesday at Chattanooga Theatre Centre. With music and lyrics by Chattanoogan Michael Dexter, Giant Steps ... (click for more)

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Entertainment

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On Golden Pond Returns To Cumberland County Playhouse

Beginning May 20, Ernest Thompson’s cherished classic On Golden Pond returns to the Adventure Theater. “It’s been almost 15 years since this lovely play has graced the Playhouse stage,” said Producing Director Bryce McDonald. “And we felt the time was perfect to revisit this life-affirming story about mending fractured relationships and living - and aging - with grace.” About ... (click for more)

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