The Chattanooga Beer Board on Thursday issued beer permits for five upcoming special events in the city. This will be the second year for the Moon River Festival in Chattanooga held in Coolidge Park. It is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 from 9 a.m. until 12 a.m. both days. Aaron Wilkerson representing Spectrum Events, which is putting on the music festival, said this year 12,000 tickets sold out in five minutes. There will be nine bar locations in the park, each staffed with 10-20 people who have an ABC permit.
They will be selling beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. To prevent illegal alcohol sales, daily sting operations will be held. This was also done last year without any violations discovered.
The Rail & Hops Brewer’s Festival 2019 will be on Aug. 24 from 6-10 p.m. in the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens at 1400 Market St. There will be four local bands and 35 local and regional craft breweries represented. It is a 21 and over event and designated drivers will be able to get discounted tickets.
Jazzanooga/the Levitt AMP Chattanooga music series 2019 offers 10 weeks of free music performed on the lawn at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E.M.L. King Blvd. and in the event of rain the performances can move inside. Local musicians will open for the national acts. The reason for the free concerts is “to promote unity in the community,” said Shane Morrow. He also said that it provides a boost for cultural tourism. The concerts will be on August 22 and 29, September 5,12,19, and 26, Oct. 3,10,17 and 24. Hours will be from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. each day. The schedule of performances can be found on the website www.jazzanooga.org.
The Scenic City Mud Run sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America, will benefit Lionheart Fitness this year. It will be held at 5051 Gann Store Road. at Greenway Farms. There will be a Kid’s ¾ mile run and a 5K run for adults with 18 obstacles, three or four will have a mud element. There will be a beer garden at the event that anticipates having 1,000-1,200 people attend.
A consumer beer license was approved for Spot Venue, 3214 Brainerd Rd. This is not a club said the owner, it is a special event space used mostly by dance, poetry and music related artists. Owner Sarah Yvonne Chappell said she helps promote what people are doing for art into a career.