published Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Sweet Georgia Sound to swing at Chattanooga Market - Nov. 17

Vendors hope Sweet Georgia Sound will put Chattanooga Market shoppers in the mood for a little retail therapy on Sunday, Nov. 17.

"We have them quite a good bit," says operations manager Steve Brehm. "They always do our Big Band Day. They're a returning favorite."

The 20-member ensemble has played classic and modern big band, swing, Latin and waltz tunes in the area since 1994.

Sweet Georgia Sound, which will play from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., will replace the Market's two traditional musical acts.

For those who want to cut a rug to big-band favorites such as "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Blue Skies" and "Little Brown Jug," the dance stage also will be out.

Brehm said apples and winter greens will be available from produce vendors, but other vendors are likely to have stocked up on items that will make good Christmas gifts even ahead of the Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 23-24 and Holiday Market Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 21-22.

Contact Clint Cooper at or 423-757-6497.


n What: Coca-Cola Big Band Day at Chattanooga Market.

n When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

n Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd.

n Admission: Free.

n Phone: 423-648-2496.

n Website:

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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