Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Dec 18 Benefit Features 3 Of Town’s Most Popular Bands

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - by Bob Payne
Hurricane Sandy Benefit Dec 18
Hurricane Sandy Benefit Dec 18

Rhythm and Brews will play host a benefit concert on Tuesday, December 18 featuring 3 of Chattanooga’s most popular bands – The Beaters, Standing Room Only, and the Gentleman’s Jazz Quartet. The three bands are partnering with Score International to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Score International, a Chattanooga-based nonprofit mission organization, has four relief mission trips planned for Nov. 25-30, Dec. 2-7, Dec. 9-14 and Dec. 16-21 to distribute donated items and assist in cleanup efforts in New York and New Jersey.   Money raised at this event will go towards funding these trips and purchasing needed items for victims. 

The musical lineup features three of the most popular cover bands in Chattanooga. The Beaters are a long time local favorite, having recently celebrated their 25th anniversary playing music in Chattanooga as well as all over the southeast.   Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet, featuring Chattanooga male vocalist of the year David Anthony and veteran Paul Stone on sax, is a favorite at the Foundry and other local venues.  Standing Room Only (SRO) was formed in 2007 and features three-time male vocalist of the year Landis Batts as well as bass player of the year, Jim Rhodes, and drummer of the year Johnny Smith.

Doors will open @ 6:30 pm and music will start @ 7:30.  Tickets are $10.  Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketbiscuit.com/rhythm-brews/EventPage.aspx?EID=149007. All ticket proceeds will go to Score International; in addition donated items will be accepted at the event.  Needed items include gently used coats, clean blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, batteries, paper towels, toilet paper and peanut butter. 

There is live music in every corner of this great city – tonight, tomorrow and every night! Go out and have a great meal, appetizer, or a drink and have a great time supporting our hard working local musicians. Your support is what keeps music alive in Chattanooga. Without your support, the silence will be deafening.

For local music info, try www.chattanoogaentertainers.com or www.chattanooganightscope.com. They both have great local music info and schedules. For whlocal info on Country music, try Jim Boles’ site www.chattacountry.ning.com.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000 .


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