Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Bonnaroo, Juneteenth, Ice Cream Safari)

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


- Practice patience for peaches. The Peach Truck, which delivers fresh Georgia peaches to 30 states each summer, will be making its first deliveries in the Chattanooga area Saturday, June 18, but supplies are sold out at all four local stops. You can still order for a July 9 pickup at Tractor Supply at 684 Signal Mountain Road in Chattanooga; Tractor Supply at 1785 Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe; Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall Drive in Hixson; and Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. in Chattanooga. Learn more at


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CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," 2:30 p.m. June 12, 7 p.m. June 16, 8 p.m. June 17-18, 2:30 p.m. June 19, 7 p.m. June 23, 8 p.m. June 24-25, 2:30 p.m. June 26. $20-$25.

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

- Through Aug. 11: "On Golden Pond." $16-$30.

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

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE - 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "The Father," about the struggle with dementia, 2 p.m. June 12, 7:30 p.m. June 17-18, 2 p.m. June 19. Admission by donation; all proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association.


ATLANTA BRAVES WORLD CHAMPIONS TROPHY TOUR - Gilmer County High School, 408 Bobcat Trail, Ellijay, Ga. Final regional stop for area residents to see and make photos with the team's 2021 World Series championship trophy, 2-5 p.m. June 12.

CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB - Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Women's Premier Soccer League amateur team vs. Tennessee Force FC, 7 p.m. June 15. $5-$12.

CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES - CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Home games by amateur soccer team in USL-W league. $12-$24.

- June 12: vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC, 7:30 p.m.

- June 17: vs. Tennessee SC, 7:30 p.m.

- June 19: vs. Peachtree City MOBA, 7:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS - AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Biloxi Shuckers. Kids Run the Bases promotion after every game. $6-$11.

- June 14: 7:15 p.m.; buy-one, get-one general-admission tickets with Food City ValuCard.

- June 15: 12:15 p.m.; Chick-fil-A giveaway, delivered by app; $20 Business Person Special ticket for midday game includes lower-box seating and meal voucher.

- June 16: 7:15 p.m.; Thirsty Thursday drink specials.

- June 17: 7:15 p.m.; Star Wars Night, Alzheimer's Awareness Night, fireworks finale.

- June 18: 7:15 p.m.; used car giveaway.

- June 19: 2:15 p.m.; free general-admission ticket with donation to Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Catch on the Field.



- June 15: Wednesday jazz with Dexter Bell & Friends, 7-9 p.m. $5.

- June 16: An Evening With David Grier, three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year, 7:30 p.m. $15.

BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL - Exits 111 and 114 off I-24, Manchester, Tenn. J. Cole, The Chicks, Illenium, Tool, Flume, 21 Savage, Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelly and Roddy Ricch among 175 artists over four days, June 16-19. Four-day admission starts at $350.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF GOD - 9766 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tenn. The Agee Family gospel group, 6 p.m. June 19.

FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH - 6807 Snow Hill Road, Ooltewah. Gospel singer Dallas Rogers on tour, 11 a.m. June 12.

FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL - 833 Bypass Road, Winchester, Tenn. Oak Ridge Boys in concert, 7 p.m. CDT June 17. $52 (very limited seating).

FRIDAY FESTIVALS - First Street Square, 240 First St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Monthlong series continues with Leah Seawright & Band, featuring Country Music Hall of Fame drummer Mark Herndon, 7 p.m. June 17. Free admission.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA AMPHITHEATER - 220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Velcro Pygmies, with Aunt Betty, in benefit concert for Crossroads Unity Family Park, 7 p.m. June 18. $15-$25 general admission, $55 VIP.

LIVE @ THE BARN - The Barn on Beaumont, 94 N. Beaumont Road, Ringgold, Ga. Concert by Ben Chapman plus Summer Shyvonne and The Hasbeens, 5-11 p.m. June 18. Food trucks on site. $12 in advance, $20 day of.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER - 809 Kentucky Age., Signal Mountain. Americana showcase with The Briars, Of August and the Ocoee Boys, 7 p.m. June 18. $10.

NIGHTFALL - Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free summer concert series continues June 17 with co-headliners Opposite Box at 7 p.m. and Original FBI at 8:25 p.m. Artists, games and food vendors at adjacent Miller Park.

NOKIAN TYRES SUMMER NIGHTS - Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Monthlong series continues with Clearwater, 7 p.m. June 17. Food vendors available. Bring your own seating. Free admission.

SCENIC CITY CHORALE - Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Sixty-member all-volunteer chorus in concert, 3 p.m. June 12. Free.

SONGBIRDS - 35 Station St.

- June 16: Parker Millsap solo acoustic show, with Michaela Anne, 7 p.m. $20.

- June 17: Josh Kiser, with Camden Smith, 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

- June 18: Crawford & Power, 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS - Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Summer season programming includes music artists and raptor shows, Friday through Sunday through Sept. 5, plus holidays and the week of July Fourth. $18-$28.

WALKER THEATRE - 399 McCallie Ave.

- June 12: Little River Band with Randy Steele, 7:30 p.m. $55-$85.

- June 17: Three Dog Night, 8 p.m. $55-$95.


BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Summer Spectacular screenings.

- June 12: "To Kill a Mockingbird," 2 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 14: "Vivo" (PG), 11 a.m. $5.

- June 16: "A Wrinkle in Time" (PG), 11 a.m. $5.

- June 17: "Moonlight" (R), 7 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 18: "Creed" (PG-13), 3 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 19: "Black Panther" (PG-13), 2 p.m. $10-$12.

MUSIC & MOVIES IN MILLER - Miller Park, 928 Market St. Free summer series returns July 9.


BETHLEHEM CENTER - 200 W. 38th St. Second annual Southside celebration includes food trucks and more than 40 vendors selling art, handmade jewelry, holistic skin products and other merchandise, 1-4 p.m. June 18. 423-266-1384, ext. 103

CHATTANOOGA FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS & IDEAS - Monthlong celebration to honor artists of African descent. Multi-event VIP packages available.

- June 12: Sip, Paint & Spit: Poetry Meets Paint, 3-6 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $25 includes wine.

- June 12: Performance of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," 2:30 p.m., followed by lecture by August Wilson Society Education director Pedro E. Alvarado, 4:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $25 for both.

- June 16: "Peeing in a Soda Bottle" one-woman show in Chattanooga Theatre Centre's Circle Theatre, 400 River St., 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Panel discussion will follow.

- June 17: An Intimate Evening With Spoken Word Artist Obbie West, 8 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $20.

- June 18: Scratching Your Roots genealogy workshop, 10 a.m. at Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Free.

- June 18: Katherine Dunham: Juba Dance Festival featuring the D. William Dance Academy and Crystal Newman & Company, 4 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $10.

- June 18: Legacy Music Festival: Tribute to the Harlem Cultural Festival, "Summer of Soul," 8 p.m. at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Free.

- June 18: Inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Run half-marathon, 7 a.m., and Mrs. Opal Lee Walk, 9 a.m. from Howard School, 2500 S. Market St.

- June 18: Panel discussion on "Wellness Through the Arts," noon at Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Free.

- June 19: Black Dads Matter Father's Day gospel jazz brunch at Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Meal at 12:30 p.m., $30 adults, $10 children 16 and younger; free concert at 2 p.m.

- June 19: Juneteenth commemoration ceremony and concert in a collaboration, with special guest Ruben Studdard, 7 p.m at Chamberlain Field at UTC; gates open at 5 p.m. Opens with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Free.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 4501 Amnicola Highway. Bond Arts and Culture Series sponsors activities 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. Includes Soul Aerobic line dancing, Black culture trivia, African drumming by Kofi Mawuko, ancestry walk, material to create poster boards, free appetizers from food vendors. Wear T-shirts that honor loved ones. 423-697-2409

CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK - Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Ranger-led hike to explore the role of Gen. Gordon Granger in the Battle of Chickamauga and Juneteenth, 2 p.m. June 19. Group will caravan to Snodgrass Hill and hike just under a mile to program location.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA - Includes June 19 collaboration with the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas (see above) at 7 p.m. at Chamberlain Field (see above), plus the online debut of composer Roland Carter's choral piece "Make Some Noise, Get in Trouble" at 5 p.m. To register for online performance ($25): More UTC Juneteenth events:


AX THROWING - Craft Axe Throwing, 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, Suite 121, East Ridge. Dads throw free, June 19-23.

BOOK LAUNCH - Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St. SoLit (formerly the Southern Lit Alliance) hosts reading and book signing by poet Howard Brown for new book "Variations in the Perception of Color," 2 p.m. June 19.

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

- June 12: Ice Cream Social

- June 19: Father's Day Blues & Brews

THE COMEDY CATCH - 29 Station St.

- June 15: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

- June 17-18: Jeff D, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

CONVERSATIONS ON DEMOCRACY - Virtual program by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga features discussion with conservative commentator Bill Kristol, who served in the Reagan and Bush 41 administrations, 7-8 p.m. June 13. Free but register.

GOLDEN NEEDLES SEWING MINISTRY - Family Life Center at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road. Group meets 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays (next: June 16) to sew gifts for residents of nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Sewing ability not required. Cotton fabric donations welcome. 423-877-5742

HAPPY MEALS FOR THE HOUSE - Chattanooga-area McDonald's restaurants. New fundraiser in which 10% of proceeds from all Happy Meal sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, June 12-18.

ICE CREAM SAFARI - Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. All-you-can-eat ice cream and other sweet treats, 4-7 p.m June 18. $6-$8 members, $12-$16 nonmembers.

LIBERTY CON - Chattanooga Marriott, 2 Carter Plaza. Literary science fiction and fantasy convention, June 17-19, sold out.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA - St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Monthly general meeting features guest speaker Colby McLemore on "How To Win Photo Competitions - It's Not What You Think," 7 p.m. June 18, with Boot Camp instruction on off-camera flash at 6 p.m. Workshop on lightroom photo editing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 18.

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET - 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Father's Day events, with music by Josh Driver, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18.

REFLECTION RIDING - 400 Garden Road.

- Fridays: Meet Our Animal Ambassadors, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.

- Saturdays: Raptor Reflections, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 nonmembers.

- Saturdays: Vulture Adventure, 11 a.m.-noon. $15-$20.

RHEA COUNTY HERITAGE GALA - Trinity Chapel, 240 First Ave., Dayton, Tenn. Inaugural event includes 1920s cocktail supper and entertainment by Gordon Inman's Moon Change jazz band, 6:30 p.m. June 18. $50-$65.

SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK GREENWAY - Events celebrating opening of 12-mile trail linking Tennessee Riverwalk to Camp Jordan include group bike ride, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 from East Chattanooga Community Center, 2409 Dodson Ave. Free registration.

SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL - Copper Creek Farm, 1514 Reeves Station Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Twenty-five activities including pig races, hayride, pony rides, petting barn, June 10-July 23 (hours vary; closed Sundays). $18 with discounts for seniors and groups; free for children under 36 months old.


AREA 61 GALLERY - 721 Broad St. "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" paintings by Cindy Procious, through June.

ARTCRAFTERS - 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn "The Way I See It" by Suzanne Huffman, through June 25. 423-775-1401

THE ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Open Exhibit & Art Competition, through June 24.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society's 50th anniversary exhibition, through June 24. 423-265-4282


- June 12: Sunday Studio, drop-in art experiences for families to make magical mini monsters and their tiny homes, 2-4 p.m.

- June 16: Vision + Verse book launch for "The Gleaming of the Blade" by Christian Collier, which includes poems inspired by pieces at the Hunter, 6-7 p.m. Free.

ICA @ UTC - Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. "New Acquisitions From the George Cress Estate," through July 29.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. "Food for the Body or Soul," through June 30.

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. "Moments With Monet," through June 21. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin, through June.

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


BALLET ESPRIT - Events at Lookout Lake, 3408 Elder Mountain Road. Company's School of Modern Ballet spring finale performance, "Carnival of the Animals," includes the entire student body and guest appearances from the adult theatre collective, 2:30 and 5 p.m. June 18. Free admission.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.