Barry Courter (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6354
E-mail: bcourter@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter. Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or bcourter@timesfreepress.com.

Three musical acts coming to Chattanooga's Wayne-O-Rama

Published Jun. 22 2017

Wayne-O-Rama, the art gallery/music venue/meeting space inside Tenn Art on Rossville Avenue, looks to be a busy place over the...

City Beat: Why are car dealerships so comfortable?

Published Jun. 22 2017

All my life I've heard people talk about how much they dislike buying a car, especially from a dealer or...

Off the Couch: Time to start sound checks for World Music Day

Published Jun. 19 2017

LISA DENTON: Barry, I don't know if you remember, but last year Chattanooga took part in World Music Day for...


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Confetti and fireworks: Flaming Lips spectacle ushers in festival's pyrotechnics finale

Published Jun. 17 2017

Riverbend headliners The Flaming Lips write songs with titles like "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" and "Ego Tripping at the...

Tonight's Riverbend schedule

Published Jun. 17 2017

Saturday, June 17

Attitude goes a long way at festivals

Published Jun. 15 2017

From the very first minute photographer Tim Barber and I rolled up to the registration area to check into this...

Club Scene

Published Jun. 15 2017

AMERICAN LEGION POST 95 — 3329 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Friday-Saturday, karaoke with Steve and Judy, 7 p.m., no cover....

Riverbend schedule for Wednesday, June 14

Published Jun. 14 2017

Here's tonight's Riverbend schedule.

Bad to the Bone: Working solo is tough for George Thorogood

Published Jun. 14 2017

For George Thorogood, recording a solo album that featured just him singing and playing guitar was "like walking around in...

Crowder brings contemporary Christian to Riverbend

Published Jun. 13 2017

David Crowder might be as representative of the growth of contemporary Christian music as any other act. Over his career,...

View the International Space Station during Riverbend

Published Jun. 12 2017

Sometimes the stars align just right and for Graham Truelove, a fan of both music and the International Space Station,...

Bonnaroo is a family affair for group of Chattanoogans

Published Jun. 12 2017

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is different things to different people. It has become a rite of passage for...

Off the Couch: Time to strut on M.L. King

Published Jun. 12 2017

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, every year about this time for the last three and half decades or so, I can't help...

Tonight's Bessie Smith Strut schedule

Published Jun. 12 2017

Schedule for Sunday June 12, 2017.

U2 lights up Bonnaroo [photos]

Published Jun. 11 2017

U2, along with the Rolling Stones, can lay claim to being the world's biggest rock 'n' roll act working today,...

Tonight's Riverbend schedule

Published Jun. 11 2017

Riverbend - Sunday, June 11

Nashville-area band celebrates chance to play Bonnaroo

Published Jun. 10 2017

Creature Comfort's Taylor Cole sums up what it means for the band to have been picked to play this year's...

One of tonight's Riverbend artists 'just a Southern boy that loved music'

Published Jun. 10 2017

Like a lot of musically inclined teenagers who grew up in the 1950s and '60s, Don Felder was influenced by...

Tonight's Riverbend schedule

Published Jun. 10 2017

Riverbend schedule for June 10

Tonight's Riverbend schedule

Published Jun. 9 2017

Riverbend schedule for June 9, 2017.