There are a lot of concerts happening in Chattanooga in the month of January. While these cover most genres, there is a ton of country music coming to the Scenic City, so put on your boots and get ready! The attack starts with a legend — not just a country music legend, but an all-around music legend. Willie Nelson is returning to Chattanooga for an intimate performance at the Tivoli Theatre on Monday, Jan. 7. Nelson recorded his first record in 1956. One might think that at the age of 85, he'd be slowing down and enjoying his years of success, but if you thought that you would be wrong. Nelson is still touring and releasing music like he's never skipped a beat. Fans were blessed with two new albums in 2018: "Last Man Standing" was released in April, and "My Way," a tribute to Nelson's late friend Frank Sinatra, came out in September. All in all, the country legend has now released 68 studio albums. SIXTY-EIGHT! Since he seems to be drinking from the fountain of youth, it's very … [Read more...] about Scenic City or Music City? Chattanooga’s music scene will look a lot like Nashville’s this January.
The Chattanooga Music Club and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera present a free concert on Veteran’s Day, this Sunday, at 4 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium featuring David Carroll as emcee, the Lee University Singers and guest organist Ken Double at the Mighty Austin. This year, the Chattanooga Music Club is partnering with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to present a family-friendly concert for veterans, their families and the public. Conducted by CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan, the CSO will present a program of patriotic favorites including the Armed Forces Salute, Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, and more. “The Chattanooga Music Club and the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera are joining forces to observe an important milestone in world history,” says CMC Organ Committee President Jim Baliff. “On Nov. 11 1918 the Armistice to end WWI was signed at 11 a.m. bringing an end to what was hoped to be the 'war to end … [Read more...] about Chattanooga Music Club And Chattanooga Symphony And Opera Present Free Veteran’s Day Concert
The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series continues in full swing Thursday with an evening featuring live blues performance by main headliner DeaconBluz and The Holysmoke Band. Review for Deaconbluz and the Holysmoke Band: Self-described as “an organic public intellectual bluesologist,” Chattanooga native Deaconbluz and his Holysmoke Band’s lively take on traditional blues dance music will have you dancing the night away with loved ones, friends and neighbors. Together they’ve delighted audiences with their eclectic fusion of gritty blues, upbeat zydeco to old school R&B, since 1997. Growing up, Clark “Deaconbluz” White was encouraged by his family to share his love of music, making his first televised musical performance at the tender age of five when he sang “The Yellow Rose of Texas” clad in a cowboy outfit at Chattanooga’s WDEF studios. Throughout this childhood, his highly-educated parents stressed the … [Read more...] about Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series Continues With A Night Of Blues
Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. LISA DENTON: Barry, I saw your story about The Bacon Brothers in last week's ChattanoogaNow, and I have to tell you, you had me at Bacon. I'm not sure I could have written that story because, as you know, I'm easily distracted by bacon. Did you know there are bacon poems? I found this one online: Roses are red / Bacon is too / Poems are hard / Bacon. I feel bad that I can't concentrate on the very talented Bacon Brothers. I bet they have a lot of projects on their plate. BARRY COURTER: I was hoping you were going to commend me for not using any Bacon puns in my story. I didn't headline it Makin' Bacon Music, for example, or Bacon Brothers Sizzle On Stage. We are talking about them, of course, because their band will be at Songbirds South at 8 p.m. Tuesday. For folks unaware, Kevin and Michael Bacon have released seven albums together and have been touring for two decades. … [Read more...] about Off the Couch: Bacon Brothers, Moore on Chattanooga’s musical menu
From blues, jazz and country to funk, rap and rock and roll, the United States is as much a patchwork quilt of musical genres as it is a cultural melting pot. A new film at the Tennessee Aquarium's Imax 3D Theater shows how these styles came together to create America's musical song. The Tennessee Aquarium will cap off a day-long celebration of Make Music Chattanooga Thursday, June 21, by hosting an evening of musical performances at the Imax 3D Theater leading up to the premiere of "America's Musical Journey." The event will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This film is narrated by Morgan Freeman and hosted by Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist Aloe Blacc. From the sound of New Orleans jazz bands to the sizzling beat of Miami's salsa and conga artists, Blacc embarks on a musical road trip that reveals how the intermingling of cultures gave birth to styles and sounds. "A movie about American music is really a movie about the human experience," says screenwriter-editor Stephen Judson. … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Musical Journey’ debuts at Imax 3D Theater