published Friday, November 4th, 2011

LIVE MUSIC

ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM -- Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 5-6 p.m. each Sunday. After 6 p.m., play anything. 698-5928.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION -- Soddy-Daisy Community Center, 190 Depot St. Pickers and listeners gather, 7-10 p.m. Thursday. 332-4901.

THE AMERICAN TENORS -- Conn Center, Lee University, 1120 N. Occoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Live on Stage Inc. and the Cleveland-Bradley Concert Association present multigenre artists The American Tenors, 7 p.m. Nov. 17. $20. $40 tickets include two more concerts this season. 423-473-1114 or 715-5562.

A SONG FOR THE CHILDREN -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Country superstar Vince Gill returns for 10th annual benefit concert for the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, 8 p.m. Nov. 11. $35-$50, plus convenience fees. 642-8497, www.chattanoogaonstage.com. VIP tickets, $175, include preconcert cocktails, dinner and post-concert reception and dessert, plus transportation; call 266-6918.

BLACK BOX CONCERT SERIES -- Sue E. Trotter Theatre, The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Singer/songwriter Christine Lavin brings her 2th anniversary concert, "What Was I (Ever) Thinking?" to open four-concert series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $15 general admission, $8 students. 423-745-8717, www.athensartscouncil.org.

BLUEGRASS JAM -- Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd. Weekly jam session for bluegrass and country musicians of all talent levels, 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Play or listen. 877-9948.

BRUCE GREENE AND DON PEDI -- Folk School of Chattanooga, 250 Forest Ave. House concert features old-time fiddler (Greene) and mountain dulcimer player (Pedi), 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. www.chattanoogafolk.com.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS -- All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men's barbershop harmony, 7 p.m. each Monday. All voice ranges needed; not required to read music. 894-8559 or 413-8681.

CHRISTMAS BAND -- First Baptist Church, 1275 Stuart Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Greater Cleveland Community Band performs "Home for Christmas: A Veteran's Story," a musical representation of Operation Enduring Freedom, under the direction of Don Bindrim, 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Free, but donations accepted. 423-473-1114.

COWBOY JUBILEE -- Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Gospel singing featuring Instruments of Faith Quartet, 7 p.m. today. 423-476-7936.

CSO MASTERWORKS -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 8 p.m. today. $19-$79; discounts for students. 267-8583. www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

CUMBERLAND JAMBOREE -- Palace Theatre, 72 S. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. The Trackside Show band presents eight decades of hits from traditional country to Southern rock, 7 p.m. CST Saturday. Free general admission (doors open at 6 p.m.), $10 reserved. 931-484-6133, www.palacetheatre-crossville.com, thetracksideshow.com.

FRIENDS OF FOLK MUSIC -- Folk School of Chattanooga, 250 Forest Ave. Individual performances and jam session for acoustic musicians, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Tom Adkins, 867-3092, or Tom Morgan, 423-775-2996.

GOSPEL -- Shoney's, 2318 Shallowford Village Drive. Open mike, 6-8 p.m. Monday. 933-6080.

GOSPEL, DAYTON -- Gospel Singing Hall, Highway 27 North, Dayton, Tenn. Donnie Young and New Beginning with featured singers, 6 p.m. Saturday. 423-285-2165.

GOSPEL, DAYTON -- Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tenn. Calvary's Blend, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON -- McDonald's, 130 Able Drive, Dayton, Tenn. Anchor Holds and Soul Winners featured, 7 p.m. Thursday. 423-775-1529.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE -- East Ridge Christian Church, 1514 Rebecca Drive. Hope for Tomorrow and Chase N Grace featured, 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday. 463-9864.

GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP -- Shoney's, 6515 Ringgold Road. Sacrifice, 2 Blessed and Chuck Robinson and Kim Million featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. 593-6864.

GOSPEL, HIXSON -- Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. The Northgate Quartet featured, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. 867-7217.

GOSPEL, KIMBALL -- Shoney's, Main Street, Kimball, Tenn. Gary Winningham, The Webbs and Lynn Newman featured, 6-7:30 p.m. CST Thursday. 423-942-1196.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Captain D's, 8890 Old Lee Highway. The Burns Family, Dave Pace and John Hamilton featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. 284-1395.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Bread of Life, The Randolph Family and The Bobos featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 899-7852.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD -- Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road. The Revelators and Wayne Sinard featured, 6:30 p.m. today. 706-861-9885.

GOSPEL, TRENTON -- American Legion Hall, Trenton, Ga. Durham Trio and Lighthouse Singers featured, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. 322-2952.

GRAYSON CAPPS -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. South Alabama singer/songwriter plays Southern Gothic music inspired by New Orleans, 8 p.m. Nov. 11. $10. 624-5347.

HOLIDAY CHORUS REHEARSALS -- First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Scenic City Chorus holds rehearsals for "Country Christmas," a Dec. 10 choral concert at Notre Dame High School, 6:-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 6. 400-0462 or 304-9131. Sign up at www.sceniccitychorus.com/join-us/holiday-chorus.html.

IMPROVISATIONAL JAM -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga Improvisors Collective presents open jam for dance, music or spoken word, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. $2 donation. 624-5347.

JUDY CARMICHAEL -- George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater, Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Grammy-nominated jazz pianist kicks off Cleveland State's effort to become one of just 135 All-Steinway schools in the world, 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. 423-472-7141.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER -- Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Grammy Award winning Christmas ensemble performs holiday favorites as part of its 25th anniversary tour, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. $41.50-$61.50, plus convenience fees. 642-8497, www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

MOUNTAIN OPRY -- Walden's Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p.m. each Friday. Free. 886-3252.

MUSICAL SHOWCASE -- Rudd Auditorium, Bryan College, 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tenn. Annual fall festival features performances by the Bryan Chorale and soloists, a faculty performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra and a student performance of a Vivaldi mandolin concerto, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 423-775-7206.

PICKIN' AT THE POST -- American Legion Fred A. Morgan Post 106, Trenton, Ga. Bill Long and Dade County Boys featured, 7 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open jam until showtime. Free. 423-260-6264, www.acoustic access.com.

RED CLAY PICKIN' BARN -- Intersection of Weatherly Switch and Old Lead Mine Valley Road on state Highway 317 near Red Clay Park, Cleveland, Tenn. Family musical entertainment, 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. 423-240-3439.

THE RINGGOLD OPRY -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Bluegrass and old-time country music and dancing, 7 p.m. Nov 12. Free. 706-935-2251.

SACRED SOUNDS -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Share America Foundation hosts concert series featuring comedian/impressionist Johnny Counterfit and gospel-singing Jeff Hullender Family, 7:45 p.m. Nov. 11. $5 donation. www.shareamericafoundation.org.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS -- First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 304-9131 or 488-5087, www.sceniccitychorus.com.

SNOW HILL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE -- Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, 9100 Snow Hill Road, Harrison. Volunteer firemen sponsor jamboree by area bands, 5:45-10 p.m. Saturday. Free. 344-5619.

THESE THREE TENORS -- Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Opera music to Broadway hits performed by Michael Crouse, Thomas Stallone and Rinaldo Toglia, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $26 adults, $14 students. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT -- Ringgold Depot, corner of Depot Street and U.S. 41 in Ringgold, Ga. Jericho Brass will perform as part of Ringgold's annual Fall Festival of Flags, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 706-935-3061.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT -- Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic music under the direction of Richard Hickam with special guests Mike Key and American Indian flutist and veteran Mike Serna, noon Nov. 11. Free. 425-7826.

VOICES WON ANNIVERSARY -- Crosspointe Christian Centre, 2681 Underwood St., Dalton, Ga. North Georgia trio presents 10th anniversary singing with Karen Peck and New River and Triumphant Quartet as guests, 7 p.m. Nov. 11; Greater Vision, The Perrys and Mark Bishop as guests, 6 p.m. Nov. 12. Doors open 90 minutes before each show. $15 single night, $25 both nights. Dinner and concessions available. 706-218-8691, www.voiceswon.com

WIDE OPEN FLOOR -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Monthly performing arts showcase for dancers, poets, musicians and other creative types, 9 p.m.-midnight today. $5, cash preferred. 624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org.

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