"La lalalala la lalalala la lalalala la..... I remember when rock was young...me and Suzie had so much fun!" Elton John is in town this weekend! Several of our team are lucky enough to have tickets to hear one of the most famous artists of all time. If you are not lucky enough to have gotten tickets to see him at McKenzie Arena tomorrow night, don't cry too hard. This weekend is also the kick off to the "Road to Nightfall" Concert Series. And, there are plenty of other things to do as well. The weather has turned to true spring and we are fortunate to live in one of the best towns (and hippest, apparently) in the country. Have a super Chattanooga weekend!
Road to Nightfall 2016
If you are new to Chattanooga or live under a rock, you might not know about Nightfall, one of the most fun block parties held throughout the summer in Chattanooga. The free event happens every Saturday night from May through the end of August, and draws people (and dogs) from every demographic in the city. The diverse crowd gathers to enjoy live music from talent that ranges from well known acts to rising stars and have included the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops and Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah!. The opening bands are drawn from local talent and in the Road to Nightfall 2016, one lucky band wins the chance to headline the stage. Tonight begins that competition and is the best way to hear local bands in an intimate setting. Held over 5 nights and featuring 6 bands each night, the highly competitive event offers a great way to catch many of Chattanooga's best talent. Tonight and tomorrow night you can catch the show at Granfalloon on the Southside. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are $8. 400 E. Main Street.
St. Patrick's Day
Whether you are Irish or not, everyone enjoys a little St. Patrick's day. Lucky for you, Chattanooga offers a great many opportunities to express your inner leprechaun! Rock City turns green for the two weekends (prior and after) of St. Patrick's week and offers plenty of family fun that includes Irish food (corned beef and cabbage, Mulligan Stew and fish and chips) , Irish beer including Guiness, Big River Beer and Georgia winery wine, plus plenty of green snacks including Kettle Korn and Starbucks coffee as well as live Irish music and dancing and special characters. Tickets are available online or at the gates and hours are 8:30-5 Saturday and Sunday. Chattanooga has embraced the day and the St. Chatty's Day parade has become a special event, expanding this year to include 4th and Market Streets as well as the North Shore. Floats, dogs and the usual suspects will be included on 50 floats. The parade is this Saturday and starts at 12 noon. Next week, you can enjoy St. Paddy's on the Parkway with a kid zone and two stages and bands from 4:30 pm to 12 am. Tickets are available and proceeds from the gate sales will benefit SoundCorps, which works to improve the local music scene.
JazzanoogaThe Bessie Smith Hall and Arts Space hosts the month long festival, Jazzanooga that includes art, music and Zumba! Check out the class with Antonia McMath. The Saturday class is $5 and I am sure is a complete blast! 431 MLK Blvd.
The weather looks to be warm with a little bit of threat of thunder storms, but you can head out and hit the trails or grab a bike ride on the Riverwalk. Happy (almost) spring! Happy Chattanooga weekend!