Jimmy Needham will be the opening performer for Lee University's U-Church community worship series on Sunday, Sept. 11. His program will start at 7 p.m. in Conn Center, 150 11th St. on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus. A veteran Christian artist and blogger, Needham has had multiple hits including "Clear the Stage" and "The Reason I Sing," but now is changing his message and sound — soulful, socially conscious, faith-based pop songs with hints of blues and roots — after having a revelation about the truth of his relationship with the Lord while at work on his latest album, "Vice & Virtue." Still to come in the series are Planetshakers on Oct. 6 and the student-led Come to the Table: An Evening of Worship on Nov. 13. U-Church is free and nonticketed; seating is first-come, first-served. To arrange child care, email For U-Chuch information, email or 423-614-8347.

ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM — Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 6-7 p.m. each Sunday. After 7 p.m. play anything. Free. 423-698-5928.

AMERICANA MUSIC SERIES — Chatsworth Depot, 500 N. First Ave., Chatsworth, Ga. Performance by RJ Feeley and Tiffany Beavers, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Historic properties open for tours, noon-5 p.m. Free but donations accepted for preservation of historic properties. 706-695-4416,

AUDITIONS, CHILDREN'S CHOIR — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Singers in grades 4-9 needed to fill open slots in Athens Area Children's Choir, a program of the Athens Area Council for the Arts. Open auditions 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, and 5-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Be prepared to sing a cappella or bring sheet music or accompaniment CD or iPod. No charge to audition but there are registration and monthly tuition fees (limited partial scholarships available). 423-745-8781,

AUDITIONS, CHRISTMAS CONCERT — Athens Art Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Athens Area Council for the Arts hosts auditions for a cappella, choral, solo, duet and small group parts for "Christmas and All of That Jazz" concerts Dec. 2-4, 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, and 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Singers may audition for one or more groups. 423-745-8781,

AUDITIONS, OPERA —Opera Tennessee seeks singers of all voice types for four November productions of "Gianni Schicchi." Limited number of audition slots open morning of Friday, Sept. 9. Email

BIG TIME/SMALL TOWN PERFORMANCE SERIES — Athens Junior High School auditorium, 200 Keith Lane, Athens, Tenn. Athens Area Council for the Arts presents Annie Moses Band, with special appearance by Athens Area Children's Choir, 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 8. $20 in advance, $25 at the door adults, $10 students. 423-745-8717,

BLUEGRASS — Whole Foods Market, 301 Manufacturers Road. Forever Bluegrass presents live bluegrass music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 8.

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE — Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane. Monthly event, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 17. Money and food donations accepted for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen and Bud Knowles Scholarship Fund. 423-344-4828, 423-344-7848.

BRYAN COLLEGE MUSIC — 721 Bryab College Drive, Dayton, Tenn. Pianist Jerico Vasquez performs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 423-775-7500,

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE — Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. Guitarist/composer Hiroya Tsukamoto performs, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. $10 suggested donation. 423-892-4960,

CHATTANOOGA BACH CHOIR & ORCHESTRA — Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Artistic director David Long leads ensemble in Gabriel Faure's Requiem, Op. 48, in memory of longtime patron Dr. Frank Green, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Soloists: Kristen Wiram, soprano; Zach Cavan, bass; and Mark Reneau, violin. Free. 423-698-2433,

CHATTANOOGA SONGWRITERS NIGHT — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. House concert by Marilyn Harris, John Lathim, Kevin Scarborough and host Bob DeYoung, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free. Light refreshments served. 423-855-9474,

CHOO CHOO CHORUS — All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men's barbershop harmony group rehearsal, 7-9:30 p.m. each Monday. All voice ranges needed; not required to read music. 423-894-8559, 423-413-8681.

DULCIMERS AND ACCOMPANIMENT — Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1552 Mercer St. Mountain dulcimer club monthly meeting and practice, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Free. 423-821-0803.

GOSPEL, APISON — Breaking Ground Church, 4900 Bill Jones Road. Redeeming Grace, Rhett Ouzts and Annette Kesley featured, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. 423-617-9140.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. — Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway. Spiritual Voices featured, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 13. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. — McDonald's, 130 Able Drive. McDonald's Singers and The Agnee Family featured, 7 p.m. today, Sept. 8. 423-240-6027.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE —East Ridge Christian Church, 1514 Rebecca Drive. Chris Perdue featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 8.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE — Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road. Open mike, 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday. 423-315-7995.

GOSPEL, HIXSON — Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and New Liberty Boys featured, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. 423-593-7217.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH— Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Marcellus Scott and Sonlife Quartet featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. 423-899-7852.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH — Rafael's Italian Restaurant, 5032 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Spirit Filled, Adopted and Soldiers 4 Christ featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. 423-617-9140.

GOSPEL, TRENTON, GA. — American Legion Hall, 13205 N. Main St., Trenton, Ga. The Webb Sisters and Dana Russell featured, 6 p.m. Monday, Sept 12. 423-939-0065.

LIVE MUSIC IS BETTER SERIES — Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga.Country music concert by Kurt Thomas Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. $20 adult, $18 senior, $11 student.706-632-9223,

MOUNTAIN OPRY — Walden's Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p.m. each Friday. Free. 423-886-3252.

PALACE THEATRE — 72 S. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Heart for the Nation Crusade featuring The Singing Cookes and The Freemans, 6:30 p.m. CDT today, Sept. 8. Free. 931-484-6133.

PATTEN PERFORMANCES — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Grammy-winning country singer Rosanne Cash performs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. $29 general admission, $24 seniors. Five-show season subscriptions (music, dance and theater) $88-$130. 423-425-4269,

POSITIVE BLUEGRASS —Jo Mama's Wraps, 12553 N. Main St., Trenton, Ga. Local musician Carl Towns performs gospel music and "posgrass," 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Free. 706-657-7138,

PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT SERIES — Pangle Hall, Lee University, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev performs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. Tickets available 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-614-8343.

RED BANK BLUEGRASS JAM — Grace Nazarene Church, 6310 Dayton Blvd. Jam session for all levels of bluegrass and country musicians, 6:30-9 p.m. each Thursday. Play or listen. 423-877-9948.

THE RINGGOLD OPRY — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Bluegrass and old-time country music, clogging and dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Free. 706-935-2251.

SACRED SOUNDS — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Share America Foundation concert series features Testimony Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. $5 donation.

SALE CREEK OPRY — Sale Creek Lions Club, 15222 Coppinger Road. Old-time country and gospel music, 6:30 p.m. each Saturday. Free.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS — Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 423-304-9131, 423-488-5087,

SENIORS DANCE — Teamsters Union Hall, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Band plays line dance, slow country and '50s rock music, 7-10 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. 423-867-7185.

SODDY-DAISY JAMBOREE — Soddy-Daisy Community Center, 190 Depot St. Pickers and listeners gather, 7-10 p.m. today, Sept. 8. Free. 423-332-3654.

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES — North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Tom Morgan and Lynne Haas featured, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 423-870-8924.

TWO PLUS ONE CONCERT — George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tenn. Music professors Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer of Middle Tennessee State University and Dr. Rebecca Tate St. Goar from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga present duet recital, accompanied by pianist Joseph Walker, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 423-472-7141, ext. 303.

U-CHURCH — Lee University's Conn Center, 150 11th St., Cleveland, Tenn. Jimmy Needham kicks off community worship series, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Free. 423-614-8347,

UTC MUSIC DEPARTMENT — Cadek Hall, 725 Oak St. Faculty recital, 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 423-425-4601,


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