Outdoor Chattanooga invites the public to the Great Community Campout and Fireside at the Greenway Outdoor Music Series, which will animate the Greenway Farm city park in Hixson this week. This Thursday, families can enjoy a fun-filled night camping under the stars with organized activities for registered campers provided by Outdoor Chattanooga staff leading up to the free Fireside concert with Caney Creek Company.
Great Community Campout
The family-friendly Great Community Campout on Thursday, is during the Hamilton County Department of Education’s fall break and will feature canoeing, a naturalist hike, live music, roasting s'mores by the fire, and morning yoga.
Once registered, campers will have access to canoes to explore the North Chickamauga Creek prior to the fireside concert featuring Caney Creek Company.
GREAT COMMUNITY CAMPOUT
Thursday at 2 p.m.
5051 Gann Store Rd.
Hixson, TN 37343
Preregistration is required by Wednesday. Register and reserve your spot by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888 or by email at info@OutdoorChattanooga.com. You must complete a registration form and pay to secure your reservation. The campout is $30 per site for up to 5 people. Tent setup begins at 2 p.m. No walk up or day of reservations will be accepted.
Fireside at the Greenway Outdoor Music Series
On Thursday evenings in October, families can enjoy creek paddling and free live music around a bonfire at Greenway Farm. Before the fireside concert, Outdoor Chattanooga encourages families to enjoy the changing season with a leisurely canoe ride on North Chickamauga Creek.
GREENWAY OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES:
Thursdays in October: 7-9 p.m.
Sniteman Log Cabin at Greenway Farm
Oct. 12: Caney Creek Company — An Americana/Folk-Rock/Bluegrass Band established in 2015, made up of Tennessee natives: Katie Bradford (Fiddle/Vocals), Corey Bradford (Guitar), Doug Ford (Bass), Drew Streip (Mandolin), Konstantine Vlasis (Banjo/Vocals). The band has a distinct approach to their craft, which includes traces of gospel, rock and classical music. Using traditional bluegrass instrumentation, they have a natural balance that favors intimate venues. Their chemistry shines through in every performance. From up-tempo bluegrass to ballads, every song resonates with listeners. It's the music you want to hear; the music you'd want your kids to listen to; the melodies you just can't quit humming.
Oct. 19: Cannon Hunt — Music made in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by a local Chattanoogan. Cannon brings classic, southern rock sounds to the stage in both covers and original songs. With a folk-inspired style, this local singer-songwriter incorporates acoustic sounds and harmonies in his songs and is sure to delight young audiences with his energy and charisma on stage.
Oct. 26: Randy Steele — Combine the influences of John Steinbeck, Earl Scruggs, and Miles Davis, and place them into a singer songwriter, the results might sound like Chattanooga, Tennessee’s own Randy Steele. Since his introduction into the southeast music scene in 2013 with the award-winning Slim Pickins Bluegrass Band, he has consistently been a part of legendary live performances on some of the region’s biggest stages. The release of his first solo album, “Songs from the Suck” in December 2016, combines the Bluegrass and Blues roots he planted decades before with a knack for poignant storytelling.
All ages are invited to come out to unplug and enjoy an autumn evening in the park. Blankets, camp chairs, marshmallow roasters and picnic suppers are all welcome. Fireside at the Greenway Outdoor Music Series is sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.
For more information, visit outdoorchattanooga.com.