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ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM — Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 6-7 p. m. each Sunday. Free. 423- 698-5928. BESSIE SMITH STRUT — M. L. King Boulevard. Blues music on two stages during Riverbend Festival, 5: 30-11 p. m. June 11. Performers: Drew Sterchi & Blues Tribe, Charles Walker Band, DeaconBluz & The Holysmoke Band, Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers and Christone Kingfish Ingram. $ 5 with Riverbend Festival general-admission wristband, $ 10 without. www. riverbendfestival.com. BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND — The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Underground concerts, 4 p. m.; doors open at 3 p. m. thecaverns. com.
Friday, June 8: Pianopalooza featuring Davina & The Vagabonds and Jason D. Williams. $ 50-$650.
Friday, June 16: Keller Williams with Boy Named Banjo. Sold out. CHATTANOOGA FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS & IDEAS — Various venues. Music and
arts exploring the black experience, June 14-19. BlackArtsAndIdeasFest.com, 423- 883- 0178, BlackArtsAndIdeasFest@gmail.com.
June 14: Staged reading of “Don’t Suffer in Silence,” about child sexual abuse, by Chattanooga playwright Charles Patterson, 6 p. m., Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Free.
June 15: Screening of “Michael Valentine,” winner of 2018 Inspired Faith Film Festival Best Short Film,” and “Treasure,” both by Shelia Wofford, a Chattanooga actress, writer, director, filmmaker, casting director and owner of Live To Inspire Productions, 6 p. m., Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Followed by panel discussion about the growing film industry in Atlanta and Nashville and opportunities for black actors, filmmakers and producers. Free.
June 16: Black Music Month Celebration, 11: 30 a. m., Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Begins with West African drumming circle led by local drummer Kofi Mawuko and his world music band Ogya, followed by performances of jazz, rap, hip- hop, soul, gospel, blues and classical music and spoken word. Free.
June 16: Poetic Kama Sutra, spoken word combined with music and dance, 9 p. m., Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $25. (Stay to watch Riverbend fireworks at 11 p. m.) June 17: Panel discussion about the influence of the church in the black com--
munity, 3: 30 p. m., followed by gospel choirs and praise teams in “Black Dads Matter” tribute, 5 p. m., Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Free.
June 18: Panel discussion of local artist Charlie Newton’s painting “The Lamentation of Ed Johnson,” part of monthlong “Let Freedom Ring” exhibition, 7 p. m., AVA Gallery, 30 Frazier St. Viewing begins at 6 p. m. Free.
June 19: Juneteenth commemoration ceremony, with dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by LaFrederick Thirkill, accompanied by performances of traditional Negro spirituals and singing of the Negro national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as arranged by Chattanooga composer Roland M. Carter, noon, steps of Chattanooga City Hall, 100 E. 11th St. Free.
June 19: “Untold History, Volume 2,” Young Gifted and Black performances of song, spoken word and theatrics, 7: 30 p. m., Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. $ 10. CHATTANOOGA FLUTE CHOIR — Free concerts by the Chattanooga Area Flute Society Adult Flute Choir feature world premiere of piece written for the choir by Don Michael Dicie and transcriptions of music for or by organists. 423- 842- 4570.
Sunday, June 10: 3- 4 p. m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave.
Sunday, June 17: 3- 4 p. m., Stuart Heights Baptist Church, 3208 Hixson Pike. CHARLES & MYRTLE’S COFFEEHOUSE — Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. Resumes June 16 with Mark Dvorak. 423- 892- 4960, www.christunity.org. CHATTANOOGA SONG- WRITERS NIGHT — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. House concert by Mike Crowder, Jessamyn Rains, Peri McIntosh, Chris Slaten and host Anthony Quails, 7- 9 p. m. June 14; doors open at 6: 30 p. m. Free. Light refreshments served. 423- 855- 9474, ant1667.wix.com/noogasongwritersasso. CHOO CHOO CHORUS — All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men’s barbershop harmony group rehearsal, 7- 9: 30 p. m. each Monday. All voice ranges needed; not required to read music. 423- 894- 8559, 423- 413- 8681. DULCIMERS AND ACCOMPANIMENT — Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1552 Mercer St. Mountain dulcimer club monthly meeting and practice, 1: 30 p. m. Saturday, June 9. Free. 423- 821- 0803. ENGELHEIM VINEYARDS — 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, Ga. 706- 635- 9463, www. engelheim. com. Live music by Dr. Paul, 1: 30 p. m. Saturday, June 9, and Timothy O’Donovan, 1: 30 p. m. Sunday, June 10. FREE FIDDLE SCHOOL — Fiddlers Anonymous, 2248 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank. Instruction for newbies at 2 p. m., beginners at 2: 30 p. m., intermediates at 3: 30 p. m. Sundays; fiddles provided. Free potluck dinner, 4 p. m.; bluegrass jam, 4- 8 p. m. 423994-7497. GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. — McDonald’s, 130 Able Drive. McDonald’s Singers and featured acts, 7 p. m. each
Thursday. 423-240- 6027. GOSPEL, HIXSON — Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and Chuck Robinson featured, 6- 8 p. m. Tuesday, June 12. 423-593-7217. GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH — Rafael’s Italian Restaurant, 5032 Ooltewah- Ringgold Road. The Sprayberrys and Elmer Bramlett featured, 6: 30- 8: 30 p. m. Monday, June 11. 423356- 9260. GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH— Wendy’s, 6009 Ooltewah- Georgetown Road, Ooltewah. Featured singers, 6: 30- 8: 30 p. m. each Tuesday. 423- 488- 6031. MOUNTAIN OPRY — Walden’s Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p. m. each Friday. Free. 423- 8863252. MUSIC AT THE WINERY — Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Live music by Daisy Chain, 1: 30-5: 30 p. m. Saturday, June 9, and Dom Weir, 1-5 p. m. Sunday, June 10. Concerts are free. $ 10 wine tasting includes five tastings and logo wine glass. 706- 698- 9463, www.cartecayvineyards.com. MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga. 706- 937- 9463, www. georgiawines.com. Clare Donohue Quartet performs in all-ages summer series, 5- 8 p. m. June 16, rain or shine. Bring your own seating. Wines plus cheese, hummus and seasonal appetizer plates for purchase. $ 5 admission. NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free concert series sponsored by Chattanooga Presents resumes June 22 after Riverbend Festival. Free. 423-265- 0771, www. nightfallchattanooga. com. RED BANK BLUEGRASS JAM — Grace Nazarene Church, 6310 Dayton Blvd. Jam session for all levels of bluegrass and country musicians, 6: 30- 9 p. m. each Thursday. Play or listen. 423- 877- 9948. THE RINGGOLD OPRY — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Bluegrass and old-time country music, clogging and dancing, 7 p. m. Saturday, June 9. Free. 706935-2251. RIVERBEND FESTIVAL — Riverfront Parkway at Ross’s Landing. Nearly 100 artists on five stages over eight days (separate admission for Bessie Smith Strut on June 11 on M.L. King Boulevard is $5 with Riverbend general-admission wristband, $10 without). Headliners: Hank Williams Jr., The Wallflowers, Luke Combs, Switchfoot, Dustin Lynch, Flo Rida, Third Eye Blind and Bret Michaels. General-admission wristband $44 online in advance, $60 at the gate; onenight wristbands $ 30 ($10 on Faith & Family Night, June 12); free for children 10 and younger. www.riverbendfestival.com. RIVER CITY SESSIONS — Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Twilight concert, plus trail hiking, 4: 30 p. m.-9: 30 p. m. Friday, June 8. Gates open 4: 30 p. m.; busking by Mountain Creek House Fire at 5: 30 p. m.; Magic Birds, storyteller Michael Gray and Red Shoes & Rosin at 7 p. m. $ 10 in advance, $ 12 day of; free for children under 12. www. rivercitysessions.com. SALE CREEK OPRY — Sale Creek Lions Club, 15222 Coppinger Road. Old-time country and gospel music, 6: 30 p. m. each Saturday. $ 5 couples, $ 3 singles; free for kids 12 and younger. email@example.com. SCENIC CITY CHORUS — Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road. Women’s four- part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6: 30- 9: 30 p. m. Mondays. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 423- 902-3298, www. sceniccitychorus.com. SENIORS DANCE — Teamsters Union Hall, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Band plays line dance, slow country and ’ 50s rock music, 7-10 p. m. each Saturday. $ 5 donation. 423867-7185.
SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Series on weekends plus holidays, through Labor Day, features old-time, bluegrass and folk/country musicians Matt Downer (daily), Amber Carrington (Fridays), Tarryn Aimee Smith (Saturdays) and Highbeams (Sundays). Free with regular admission. 706- 820-2531, www. seerockcity.com. YOUTH TRUTH REVUE — Bible- based variety show (songs, skits, stories) presented by Mays Music Ministries. www. michaelmays.com.
Saturday, June 9: 7: 309 p. m. at Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. $ 10 includes snacks and drinks. 423- 457-5128, 423-3657529, www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
Sunday, June 10: 4- 6 p. m. at Droop Scoops, 120 Gordon St., Chickamauga, Ga. $ 10 includes dinner and ice cream. 423-779- 6044, 423- 457-5128.