Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Lee Brice in concert, final Riverfront Nights, UFO festival in Fyffe)

Singer-songwriter Lee Brice performs in concert during his "Life Off My Years Tour 2016 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Salisbury, Md. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.


Tractor Supply Co., a rural lifestyle retailer with 2,016 stores in 49 states, is looking to its neighbors for a nationwide farmers market scheduled Saturday, Oct. 1. The new event will involve farmers, growers, craft makers, artisans and other producers of homegrown and handmade items within the local community. The market is open to vendors of all experience levels, from veteran business owners to first-time sellers and hobby farmers. Whether the specialty is homemade lemonade, backyard poultry or herbs from their patio garden, customers of all ages are invited to participate. Learn more at or sign up at your nearest Tractor Supply store. Registration closes Tuesday, Sept. 13. There is no cost to participate.


The Chattanooga Times Free Press is compiling its annual calendar of fall festivals to run in the newspaper on the Sunday before Labor Day, Sept. 4. To be included, email the details to


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AREA 61 GALLERY -- 721 Broad St. "Tondo, Tondo, Tondo" by Bob Fazio, through Aug. 31.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Solo member show, "Replica," by Heath Montgomery and "Scenic City Clay Artists Instructor Showcase," through Sept. 30. 423-265-4282

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Works by Robert Schoolfield, Alexa Lett and Audrey Batts, through Aug. 26.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD -- The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

-- Through Aug. 28: Member show, "Retrospective Exhibition: Early Art Through Quarantine" by Sunday Perkins.

-- Through Oct. 2: Community show, "The Cowan of Times Past."

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- 71 Eastgate Loop. Summer show by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through Oct. 14. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "Metamorphosis: Loss and Grace," high school art show.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees may apply. Fantasy dance inspired by "Enchantment" exhibition and performed by Esprit Dance, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 25.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. "Twice Over Forty," photographs, heirloom furniture and other wood pieces by William Johnson, through Aug. 31.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

-- Aug. 25: History Happy Hour: Yesterday's Clothes, Today's Fashion, led by Susan Jarrett of Maggie May Fine Historical Clothing, followed by fashion show by local boutiques Element and Orange Blossom, 7-9 p.m. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Cash bar and concessions.

-- Aug. 27: Family Day, with story time, trunk shows, children's activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission discounts.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Sixty paintings by eight artists of the Regional Art Alliance, through August. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY -- Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Mountain Musings," by artists of the "Plum Nelly" area of Rising Fawn, Ga., through Sept. 22. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Works by Holland Van Gores, Joe Parrott and Victoria Pearmain, through Aug. 31.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM -- 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30.


THE COMEDY CATCH -- 29 Station St.

-- Aug. 25: Steve Byrne special engagement, 7 p.m. $20-$25.

-- Aug. 26-27: DJ Sandhu, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

IMPROV CHATTANOOGA -- Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain.

-- Aug. 24: Student Showcase for participants in latest Intro to Improv class, 8 p.m. $5.

-- Aug. 29: Improv Open House, open to all experience levels, 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated.


ST. PAUL AME CHURCH -- 2514 Williams St. Praise celebration for the church's 133rd anniversary, 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Guest speaker is Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, who presides over the 13th Episcopal district of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Join the service virtually via online Praise Link.


BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. "Anonymous Club," documentary about singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25-27. $10.


BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. Jazz in the Lounge with the Mike Salter Quartet, 7 p.m. Aug. 24. $5.

THE CAVERNS -- 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Ticket upgrades available for cave tours and accommodations.

-- Aug. 21: Umphrey's McGree and The Disco Biscuits, 7 p.m. CDT, outdoor amphitheater (final night). $49-$79.

-- Aug. 28: Michael Franti & Spearhead, 6 p.m. CDT, underground. $60.

CHORAL ARTS OF CHATTANOOGA -- Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. New singer auditions, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23. Scheduled in 7-minute slots; be prepared to sing two selections in contrasting styles; accompanist provided. Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays.

GOSPEL SATURDAY -- Rhea County Courthouse outdoor stage, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Music and food vendors, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Lineup: Mays Family, 11 a.m.; Agee Family, 12:45 p.m.; Abounding Grace, 2:30 p.m.; Clearwater Acoustic, 4:15 p.m.; Crystal Elam, 6 p.m.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. An Evening With Nathan Bell, with special guests to be announced, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $15. Proceeds benefit the MACC.

MYLON HAYES FAMILY -- Gospel group visits two Dalton, Ga., churches on Aug. 28: Salem Church, 1448 Pleasant Grove Drive NE, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Carolyn Baptist Church, 2305 Cleveland Highway, 6 p.m.

NIGHTFALL -- Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Weekly concert series continues Aug. 26 with Road to Nightfall winner and runner-up. Artists, games and food vendors at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Free admission.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS -- Ross's Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Weekly concert series concludes with Eric Gales headlining and Sweet Randi Love & The Love Thang Band opening, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 27. Free admission.


CHATTANOOGA MARKET -- First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly market of local produce, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

-- Aug. 21: Buskers Festival, plus stage performances by Eli Lev at 12:30 p.m. and Trailer Hippies at 2 p.m.

-- Aug. 28: Sunday Funday.

FITTED -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Curated auto show featuring high-end, high-performance, new-model sports cars, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 21. $30 day of show.

FYFFE UFO DAYS -- Fyffe Town Park, 398 Grave St., Fyffe, Ala. Unforgettable Family Outing, recalling residents' sighting of unidentified flying objects in 1989, with hot-air balloon rides, arts and crafts, children's games, food vendors, antique tractors, live entertainment, street dance, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 27.

MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN -- Bradley County Courthouse square, 155 N. Ocoee St. Monthly gathering of classic cars, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 27. Free.

MASSARI-WOOD DANCE CENTER -- 1070 Graysville Road. Open house with class registration, viewing of past performances, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 4.

RAISE THE WOOF -- Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Fundraiser for Trooper's Treasures Dog Rescue, with silent auction, puppy petting zoo, dog dash, live entertainment, yard games, food trucks, vendors, 11 a.m-4 p.m. Aug. 28.


-- Aug. 26: Get Schooled: Native Plants, 2-3 p.m. $5-$10.

-- Aug. 27: Through the Eyes of a Naturalist, 10-11 a.m. $10-$15.

-- Aug. 27: Floating Through the Forest canoe trip, 1-3 p.m. $25-$30.

-- Fridays through Nov. 18: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. By donation.

-- Saturdays through Nov. 26: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. $5-$10.

REPTICON -- Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Expo of reptiles and other exotic pets, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28. Single-day tickets $11-$12 adults, $6 ages 5-12; both days $15 and $6; discounts on single-day tickets after 1 p.m.; free for active-duty military, first responders, teachers with ID. Tickets must be purchased online.

SCENIC CITY WOMEN'S NETWORK -- Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Monthly Marketplace Luncheon, with guest speaker Flo Samuels, a 2022 Lydia Award recipient, noon Aug. 25. $25. RSVP.


CHATTANOOGA ROLLER DERBY -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Flat-track roller derby team in three bouts Aug. 27: 2 p.m., Chattanooga Ruby Regulators vs. Atlanta Junior Roller Derby; 5 p.m., B-Railers vs. Major Mashup; 7 p.m, Allstars vs. The World in rematch. $6-$12. Featured charity is Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL -- 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Teams play according to the rules and custom's of baseball's 19th-century origins. Two Chattanooga clubs, Mountain City and Lightfoot, face off, 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Free admission.


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS -- Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Count of Monte Cristo," 3 p.m. Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27. $12-$15.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Show times vary.

-- Through Aug. 21: Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella." $18-$34.

-- Through Sept. 8: "Escape to Margaritaville." $18-$34.

-- Through Oct. 13: "Leading Ladies." $16-$30.

MIZPAH CONGREGATION -- 923 McCallie Ave. Atlanta actress Eileen Koteles in "Becoming Dr. Ruth," about sex therapist Ruth Westheimer, 2 p.m. Aug. 21. $12. Proceeds benefit Mizpah's Kindertransport Chapel. 423-267-9771

THE RINGGOLD PLAYHOUSE -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25-26, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Aug. 28. $8-$10.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 114 S. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. Eric Coble's "Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe," 2 p.m. Aug. 21 (final show). $12-$14.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.