Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Songbirds Second Saturdays Concert Series

Friday, May 19, 2017 - by Bob Payne
Songbirds Guitar Museum not only hosts the world’s finest guitars, but they also offer “Second Saturdays” free music concert series on Station Street, behind the Choo-Choo near the Terminal Brewhouse.

The first event on May 13th featured Bluegrass music, but each event is a bit different. Additional events are June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, and September 9th.

The schedule is as follows:

June 10 – Nathan Farrow Band, Davey Smith Band, Amber Carrington Band
July 11 – The Communicators, Paul Childers Band
August 12 – The Power Players, The Beaters
September 9 – Harleys & Guitars with Rubik’s Groove

Look for food and drink specials from the area restaurants and businesses located in the Choo-Choo complex and nearby, also.
The dates of the series coincidentally match the second Saturday of each month. What are the odds?

For more information, check out http://www.songbirdsfoundation.org/second-saturdays/

Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the Chattanoogan.com and talent buyer for Riverbend Festival.
Email Bob Payne at davrik@aol.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000.



Lee’s Brass Choir To Perform Tuesday

Lee University’s Brass Choir will hold a spring concert on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Pangle Hall, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Warner.  The evening will feature pieces such as “Fantasia for Brass and Timpani” by Robert Ward, “Fanfare for Such a Time as Time” by Lee’s David Holsinger, and “Capriol Suite” by Peter Warlock.   The Brass Choir has 18 brass players ... (click for more)

Lee’s Opera Theatre To Present “Opera Scenes”

The Lee University Opera Theatre, directed by James Frost, will perform “Opera Scenes” in the Squires Recital Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The performance will include operatic scenes from well-known operas such as “Così fan tutte,” “The Magic Flute,” “Carmen,” “Ariadne auf Naxos,” “Old Maid and the Thief,” “Mikado,” and “Madama Butterfly.”  According to Mr. Frost, ... (click for more)

Federal Jury Finds Gillispie Guilty Of 6 Counts In Sex Trafficking Case

A federal jury on Wednesday morning found Corrie Gillispie guilty of six counts in his sex trafficking trial. Gillispie was ruled guilty of two counts of sex trafficking, two counts of kidnapping, one count of transporting a person across state lines for prostitution, and one count of money laundering.  The panel found him not guilty of another charge of transporting ... (click for more)

Attorney Says There Was No Valid Reason To Euthanize Monteagle Family's Pet Raccoon Boomer

A Chattanooga attorney who specializes in wildlife cases says there was no valid reason for health officials to have euthanized a pet raccoon belonging to a family in Monteagle. Candace Bone said the family had owned "Boomer" for three years after getting her from an approved raccoon farm. She said, "We are all devastated. He was just like a baby to us. Boomer slept between ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Teacher's Pay Cut

The Hamilton County School Board will hold a “working session” Thursday afternoon as steps continue to formulate the FY2019 budget and it is a frightening process in a badly-broken system. Everybody knows it is equally embarrassing and after watching teachers who “have had enough” go on strikes in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky this spring, I guarantee you that Tennessee is ... (click for more)