Chattanooga Now Plenty of bands, a benefit and Bo Duke coming up at Songbirds

Chattanooga Now Plenty of bands, a benefit and Bo Duke coming up at Songbirds

December 19th, 2018 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Hot off his appearance on Season 27 of "Dancing With the Stars," John Schneider will be singing Christmas songs and telling stories about his TV character, Bo Duke, at Songbirds Guitar Museum. (Facebook.com photo)

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

If you go

› What: Songbirds Guitar Museum, 35 Station St. (North stage), 41 Station St. (South stage)
› For more information: 423-531-2473

107.9 NASH ICON PRESENTS: A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN SCHNEIDER
› When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 (North)
› Admission: $20

COLORTEST HOLIDAZE: NEW MADRID, T. HARDY MORRIS & PSYCHIC DUNGEON
› When: 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 (South)
› Admission: $20

FLY BY RADIO
› When: 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 (South)
› Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show

MASSEUSE WITH SPACE KADET
› When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 (South)
› Admission: $10 in advance, $13 day of event

Masseuse brings the music to a dance party Saturday night in Songbirds. (Facebook.com photo)

Masseuse brings the music to a dance party...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

On the same night that the national tour of "Dancing With the Stars" rolls into the Tivoli Theatre, one of Season 27's contestants will also be in town performing at Songbirds Guitar Museum.

John Schneider, best known as Bo Duke on the long-running series "The Dukes of Hazzard," will present an evening of Christmas songs, country music and even stories about his TV character Bo Duke Thursday, Dec. 20, in a 7 p.m. show.

Schneider was partnered with Emma Slater on ABC's hit show, and the couple made it to the seventh week of competition before being eliminated. Maybe he'll bust a couple of ballroom moves before the night's over.

In the early 1980s, following the success of "Dukes of Hazzard," Schneider was signed to Scotti Brother Label. His debut album, "Now or Never," reached No. 8 on Billboard's country charts, and his single of the same name — a remake of the Elvis Presley classic — remains the top-charting Elvis cover of any genre.

Schneider released six albums under MCA Nashville between 1984-87, including his No. 1 album "A Memory Like You." This year, the singer and actor launched an ambitious 52-song project, "The Odyssey," releasing a song a week throughout 2018.

-Later Thursday night at Songbirds, the sixth annual Holidaze benefit for The Forgotten Child Fund and Soundcorps will take place. Guests must be 18 or older to attend.

The Forgotten Child Fund is sponsored by the Chattanooga Fire and Police Departments to assist needy families and their children at Christmas. SoundCorps is a nonprofit dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region.

Holidaze will feature performances by New Madrid, T. Hardy Morris and Psychic Dungeon.

-Friday night's band, Fly By Radio, performs a hit parade of music from the 1970s through today. From Pat Benatar to Bruno Mars, they play it all.

-Five-piece ensemble Masseuse takes the Songbirds stage on Saturday for a dance party of music from world-inspired themes to jazz. The band recently recorded its first full-length album, "Ambidextrous." At every show, Masseuse strives to live up to its motto: "Music to massage your mind."