Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Make Music Day, garden tours, cocktail festival)

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


- Celebrate dads. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans by gift company Manly Man Co., whose bouquets, cards, coupon books and neckties are all fashioned from beef jerky, found that a quarter of Americans may be dropping the ball on Father's Day. When asked if they had ever forgotten to get their dad a Father's Day gift, a combined total of 26% of respondents answered "yes" or "maybe." When men were asked the worst Father's Day gift they'd ever received, the answer was "nothing" from 22.3%, a necktie by 10.3% and socks by 4.9%. The oddest bad gift responses were: macaroni art, a bad letter, a pet rock, a fish plaque, a plunger, Pokemon cards and "a taxidermied alligator head."


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CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB - Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St.

- June 24: CFC Women, amateur team in Women's Premier Soccer League, vs. Nashville Rhythm FC, 7 p.m. (last home game of the season). $5-$12.

- June 25: CFC Men, National Independent Soccer Association professional team, vs. Michigan Stars FC, 7:30 p.m. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES - CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-W league amateur soccer team vs. Peachtree City MOBA, 7:30 p.m. June 19. $12-$24.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS - 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Biloxi Shuckers in final game of home stand, 2:15 p.m. June 19. Promotions include free general-admission ticket with a donation of a canned good to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Catch on the Field, Kids Run the Bases. $6-$11.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES - CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-League One men's professional team in two home games: June 22 vs. Charlotte Independence, 7:30 p.m. ($2 beer night); June 25 vs. FC Tucson, 7:30 p.m. (Beerfest). $15-$52.


BARKING LEGS THEATER - 1307 Dodds Ave. Wednesday Jazz in the Lounge with Nathan Warner Quartet, 7-9 p.m. June 22. $5.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL - White Path Creek Farms, 1211 Old Northcutt Road, Ellijay, Ga. Wines from around the world (by the glass or bottle), food vendors, jazz performers, 2-9 p.m. June 25, 2-7 p.m. June 26; gates open at 1 p.m. $60 one day, $120 two days; VIP tickets available.

CAROLYN BAPTIST CHURCH - 2305 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, Ga. The Hoppers gospel group in concert, 7 p.m. June 25.

THE CAVERNS - 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central. See website for premium ticket packages with cave tours and accommodations.

- June 24: Boogie T, with Subdocta and Sfam, underground, 8 p.m. $40-$60.

- June 25: Old Crow Medicine Show Hootenanny, with Joshua Hedley, Town Mountain and Willie Watson, outdoor amphitheater, 8 p.m. $45-$60.

- June 26: Tommy Emmanuel, with Gareth Pearson, underground, 5 p.m. $49-$62.

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

FRIDAY FESTIVALS - First Street Square, 240 First St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Monthlong series concludes with the Dexter Thomas Band, 7 p.m. June 24. Free admission.

NIGHTFALL - Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free summer concert series continues June 24 with headliner Lakou Mizik at 8 p.m. and Steely Bruno opening at 7 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 concludes with Rhea Springs Revival, 7 p.m. June 24. Food vendors available. Bring your own seating. Free admission.

MAKE MUSIC DAY - Worldwide celebration of music on the longest day of the year, June 21.

- Music-making experiences: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Chattanooga Public Library branches downtown, 1001 Broad St., and Northgate, 278 Northgate Mall Drive. Activities vary.

- Open mics: noon-6 p.m. on south end of Walnut Street Bridge; 7 p.m. at Hi-Fi Clydes, 122 W. Main St. (sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m.); 7 p.m. at Chattanooga Brewing Co., 1804 Chestnut St. (sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m.); and 7 p.m. at Home Slice Pizza, 2000 E. 23rd St.

- Special-needs entertainment: 7-9 p.m. at DownSide Up, 621 E. 11th St., with Of August, Joylene and In the Company of Wolves.

- 11 Fresh Duos, 7-10 p.m. at Gate 11 Distillery at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Duets by 11 local musicians and unexpected partners.

- Finale, 10 p.m., featuring Katrina Barclay, C-Grimey and Marty Bohannon at Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St.

- Lights: Orange lights to mark the day at Liberty Tower, 605 Chestnut St., and High Point Climbing, 219 Broad St.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - 399 McCallie Ave. Amos Lee, with special guest Neal Francis, 7:30 p.m. June 23. $50-$75.

THE SIGNAL - 1810 Chestnut St.

- June 21: Starset, with Red, Divide the Fall and Oni, 7 p.m. $25-$50.

- June 24: Electric Avenue's '80s MTV experience, 8 p.m. $20.

SONGBIRDS - 35 Station St. Ryan Oyer presents "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," 7 p.m. June 25. $20.

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


ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENEFIT - McMinn County High School gymnasium, 2215 S. Congress Parkway, Athens, Tenn. Kayleigh McEnany, co-host of "Outnumbered" on Fox News and former White House press secretary in the Trump administration, is guest speaker for 15th annual event, 7 p.m. June 25. $20-$40.

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

BEES BIRTHDAY PARTY - Bees on a Bicycle, 1909 Market St. Festival to celebrate garden center's fifth anniversary, with food and drink, Ballet Esprit performance at 11:30 a.m., merchandise discounts, dance contest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25. Free.

BLOOD ASSURANCE 50TH ANNIVERSARY - 705 E. Fourth St. Community celebration at agency's headquarters includes large-scale blood drive, food trucks, live music, games, unveiling of new bloodmobile honoring first responders, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25.

BOOK LAUNCH - Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St. SoLit, formerly the Southern Lit Alliance, hosts reading/signing for new book, "Variations in the Perception of Color," by local poet Howard Brown, 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 19: Father's Day Blues & Brews, with music by Jess Goggans and Rick Rushing.

- June 26: Sunday Funday, with music by Rachel McIntyre and Amber Carrington.

CHATTANOOGA SUMMER COCKTAIL FESTIVAL - First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Inaugural fundraiser for Chattanooga Market includes 12 cocktail samples (from 40+ possibilities), photo booth, DJ dance music, food for separate purchase, 6-9 p.m. June 24. Must be 21. $39.

CHIMP CHATTANOOGA SOIREE - Grey Rocks, 1509 Caroline St. Evening includes tours and garden walk led by Garnet Chapin, owner of the 1920s-era bed-and-breakfast, plus vegan wine and appetizers, 6-9 p.m. June 24. $20 suggested donation. All proceeds go to Louisiana's Chimp Haven and its program to rescue roadshow chimps.

GARDEN TOUR - St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain. Annual event by Master Gardeners of Hamilton County and University of Tennessee Extension offers self-guided tours of five private gardens, a public park and a teaching garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26. $20 (ticket good both days).

INTERNATIONAL WOODTURNING SYMPOSIUM - Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. American Association of Woodturners 36th annual event gathers more than 1,000 makers from the around the globe, June 23-26. Exhibitions, galleries, benefit auctions and trade show among free events open to the public. Hours: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

LAKE WINNEPESAUKAH AMUSEMENT PARK - 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Father's Day carload deal, $140 for up to five guests, $28 each additional guest, noon-7 p.m. June 19. (SoakYa water park opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 6 p.m.).

MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN - Bradley County Courthouse square, 155 N. Ocoee St. Monthly gathering of classic cars, 1-6 p.m. June 25. Free.

PAW PALOOZA - Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Inaugural event for McKamey Animal Center includes fundraising walk across Walnut Street Bridge, vendors, food trucks, beer garden, dog games, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25. Register for walk.

PRIDE LATE SKATE - Chattanooga Skate Park, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Moonlight Roller event includes roller skating, DJ music, drag performances, costume contest, raffle, 7-11 p.m. June 24. Optional Smooth Skate Workshop at 6 p.m. Free admission; $10 for skates (must be 18 or older to rent).

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET - 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Two events June 25: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., regular market with produce, arts and crafts for sale, plus music by Sam Steadman; 6-9 p.m., Midsummer Night's Feast, with spoken-word storytelling by Drew Thams, music by Andrew Carl Thams and Clayton Wyatt, food and beverages by Farm to Fork.

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.

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

(READ MORE: Chattanooga-area farmers markets prepping for season's first crops)


THE COMEDY CATCH - 29 Station St.

- June 24-25: Julie Scoggins, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

- June 26: Rocky Dale Davis, special engagement, 7:30 p.m. $20-$25.

WALKER THEATER - 399 McCallie Ave. Chelcie Lynn on The Tammy Tour, 7 p.m. June 23.


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

- 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.

- June 21: Rhyme N Chatt's youth open mic, 7-8:30 p.m. at Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St. Free.

- June 24: Workshopping of "And Then Freedom," an original play by Sadiqua Iman, 7 p.m. at Howard School, 2500 Market St. Free; donations welcome.

- June 25: Shades of Poetry Showcases (youth and adult) in tribute to James Baldwin, 7 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. $20 (includes drink ticket for adult guests).

- June 25: Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival tribute to Sidney Poitier, noon-11 p.m. at Howard School, 2500 Market St. $10 suggested donation.

CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK - Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Ranger-led hike (less than a mile) to explore U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger's roles in the Battle of Chickamauga and Juneteenth, 2 p.m. June 19.

(READ MORE: Exploring Juneteenth's Chattanooga connection among events for newest federal, city holiday

THANKFUL MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 1607 W. 43rd St. Dedication of Ed Johnson Capstone Memorial in the church garden after the 10 a.m. service (around 11 a.m.) June 19.


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

CLEARSTORY ARTS - 1673 Holtzclaw Ave. "My Work Is Me: A Mary B. Lynch Retrospective," June 24-Aug. 13. Opening reception, 6 p.m. July 1.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration," through Sept. 5.

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.

STOVE WORKS - 1250 E. 13th St. "Parallels: Perception, Projection, Judgment," through July 9.

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

WANDERLINGER GALLERY - WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Works by Nat Stepney and Victoria de Winter, 6-8 p.m. June 25. Artist talks at 7:15 p.m.


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

- June 19: "Black Panther," 2 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 23: "The Princess Bride," 11 a.m. $5.

- June 24: "The Wiz," 7 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 25: "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 3 p.m. $10-$12.

- June 26: "Dr. Strangelove," 2 p.m. $10-$12.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE - The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Auditions for August production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (nine adults, one child ages 9-12), 6 p.m. June 20-21.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS - Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Secret Garden," 3 p.m. June 19 (final show). $13-$15.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," 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.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - 399 McCallie Ave. Riverdance touring production, 7:30 p.m. June 26. $28-$78.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE - 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "The Father," about a family's struggle with dementia, 2 p.m. June 19 (final show). Admission by donation; all proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.