2018 Noontunes Lineup And Move To Miller Park

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The all local lineup for the 2018 Noontunes season is here. Sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, TVFCU, and happening Wednesdays at noon from Sept. 19-Nov. 28, Noontunes’ home for 2018 will be the brand new Miller Park, 928 Market St., which reopens to the public on Sept. 14.   

The 2018 Noontunes lineup is as follows: 

Dr. B and the Ease, Funk, Sept. 19
Spinster, Alternative Folk, Sept. 26
Karla Felecia Scaife, Inspirational Soul, Oct. 3 
Stringer's Ridge, Celtic / Folk, Oct. 10
Mary Loves Jazz, Swing, Blues, Jazz, Oct. 17
Floami Fly, Rap, Oct. 24
9th Street Stompers, Jazz, Oct. 31
Jesse Jungkurth and the Patron Haints, Folk / Rock, Nov. 7
Over Easy, Indie Pop / Post Punk, Nov. 14
No Show for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Chattanooga Girls Rock Stars, Rock, Nov. 28

“We are excited to help River City Company provide quality, free community programming for the renovated Miller Park,” said Todd Fortner, president and CEO of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. “Noontunes is a great opportunity for downtown employees to take a fun, relaxing mid-Wednesday break — while also giving local artists an outlet to perform.”

Each live performance has a host who will discuss with the artist his or her background and song selection providing insight not normally gathered from a standard show. Also, the musicians get the opportunity to perform to a unique crowd during a rare, lunchtime performance slot. 

“Over the last two seasons, Noontunes has grown both in attendance and in the impressive selection of local musicians,” said Meagan Shinn, program director at River City Company. “We’re especially looking forward to the 2018 season with the move to Miller Park which will accommodate even more attendees and support growth for downtown businesses.” 

Each performance will be open to the general public free of charge, live streamed and recorded and aired later on WUTC. This River City Company program sponsored by TVFCU is made possible through partners at SoundCorps, Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jazzanooga, WUTC and River City Sessions. For more information about Noontunes, visit www.NoontunesCHA.com.



Gospel Concert Benefits Solberg Family Aug. 26

New Heights Baptist is hosting a benefit for Axton Solberg, 3, who recently had surgery to remove 90 percent of a soft ball sized tumor from his brain and is undergoing treatments.  The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5-8 p.m. The gospel benefit will feature The Hullender Family, McFarland Baptist Choir and RAPHA.  BBQ plates will be sold and there will ... (click for more)

Retro-Future Film Series Presents Metropolis Monday

The Retro-Future Film Series will present Fritz Lang's Metropolis at the Backlot: A Place for Film, on Monday at Heritage House. Review for Metropolis:  Director Fritz Lang's Metropolis tells the story of a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class who lives deep underground and the city planners high above, living in wealth and luxury.   ... (click for more)

Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

Gary Douglas, 25, was shot early Sunday morning, and Dewayne Stanley, 24, was arrested.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at approximately  3 a.m.   to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Douglas, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Investigators ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Many Math-Tragic Replies

The reaction to my Sunday story, “90% Can’t Do Math,” was fast and furious yesterday. A surprising number of the replies were from teachers, confirming the fact that only nine percent of the pupils in our Hamilton County Public Schools are getting the education that every taxpayer know will actually shape the lives these students will live. Because my stories are shared on the ... (click for more)