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.


Obvious Dad Gets Wild With The Hairy Ape

TheatreQuest Original Play Festival Features 4 Works By Teens Aug. 6-7

WTCI-PBS Appoints James Tanner As New Board Chair


Obvious Dad presents the second show of their first season, The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill. Shows will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center and run from Aug. 6-22, Fridays & Saturdays ... (click for more)

TheatreQuest, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s teen interest group, will stage an Original Play Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7. Four imaginative plays by TheatreQuest members ... (click for more)

James F. Tanner was named Board Chair of the Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation Board of Directors, the governing board of WTCI-PBS. His term began July 1. The Greater Chattanooga ... (click for more)



Entertainment

Obvious Dad Gets Wild With The Hairy Ape

Obvious Dad presents the second show of their first season, The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill. Shows will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center and run from Aug. 6-22, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available on obviousdad.com and it is recommended that tickets are purchased in advance. "Obvious Dad’s adaptation of this classic expressionist ... (click for more)

TheatreQuest Original Play Festival Features 4 Works By Teens Aug. 6-7

TheatreQuest, the Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s teen interest group, will stage an Original Play Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7. Four imaginative plays by TheatreQuest members Lee Larson (COFFEE FOR MILES), Thatcher Schulmeister (TED’S TRIAL), Sydney Terfloth (MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB), and Emma Tuttle (A HOLE & ITS SHADOW) will be featured. Each play is directed ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City To Require Masks In City-Owned Buildings Amid Rising COVID-19 Infections

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly on Friday issued an executive order mandating that employees and visitors who are moving within city buildings wear facial coverings, effective Monday. Mayor Kelly’s executive order also requires that community centers remain closed indefinitely following summer camp, which ended today. The order allows temporary exceptions for vaccine drives held ... (click for more)

Judge Don W. Poole Announces Retirement

Criminal Court Judge Don W. Poole announced on Friday he will retire after serving two eight-year terms. Among those said to be interested in the post are former Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern, attorney Amanda Dunn and Boyd Patterson of the Public Defender's Office. In a letter he said, " In my mind, a lawyer can receive no greater honor than to be elected to serve as ... (click for more)

Opinion

Though The Last Option, Recycling Should Provide Some Income

In 1989 when I initiated and coordinated Recycle Signal, the goal wasn’t to move materials around so we could excuse our over-consumptive buying habits. Volunteers for Recycle Signal had parents and grandparents who lived through the Great Depression. We were brought up to appreciate the roof over our head and daily food on the table. We gave thanks before we ate. In designing ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

We were gifted with some great jokes on engineers this week and in case you ever wonder what is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers, please know that mechanical engineers build weapons while civil engineers build targets! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Saturday Funnies was our eyes turned towards August. We tried to make the quiz a little ... (click for more)