From left, Christy Bradley James, Ricky J. Taylor and Melissa Ford Taylor, who make up Ricky J. Taylor & The Storios, will perform song and stories Saturday night, April 6, at Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouse at Christ Unity Church. / Facebook photo

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

ALLEY HOUR — Cooper's Alley, 10 E. Seventh St. Live music, specials at surrounding businesses and chance to press your own koozie, 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays this spring. April 4: Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers.

BAKEWELL OPRY — Bakewell Community Center, 114 McCallie Ferry Road. Live music, first and third Fridays, 7 p.m. Concession sales at 6 p.m. $3 single, $5 couple. 423-332-3829.

BLUEGRASS — Whole Foods Market, 301 Manufacturers Road. Forever Bluegrass presents live bluegrass music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. second and third Thursdays. pinioncindy@

BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND — The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Artists perform in underground venue. Doors open one hour before show time. Premium ticket prices include accommodations.

» Saturday, April 6: Dan Tyminski, 6 p.m. $45-$262.

» Saturday, April 13: The Mavericks, 8 p.m. $50-$278.

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE — Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. A Night of Songs & Stories with singer/songwriter Ricky J. Taylor & The Storios (storytellers Melissa Ford Thornton and Christy Bradley James), 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6. $10 suggested donation. 423-892-4960,

CHATTANOOGA SONGWRITERS NIGHT — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. House concert by Nina Ricci, Erik Simpson, Emily Quinn and host Katrina Barclay, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 11; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free. Light refreshments served. 423-855-9474,

CHATT STATE MUSIC — Humanities Building Theatre, Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-2460, guitar recital by Rene Izquierdo, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Free.

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.

COVENANT MUSIC — Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-419-1453,

» Thursday, April 4: John Hamm Performing Arts Series, featuring Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, 7 Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. Free, but reserve tickets at

» Thursday, April 11: Chamber Orchestra Concert spring concert, 7 p.m. in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. Free.

COWBOY GOSPEL JUBILEE — Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Lefty Brown featured, 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. Hat passed for headliners. 423-476-7936.

CSO SPECIAL EVENTS — various venues.423-267-8583.

» "Carmen" — Peeking Behind the Curtain, a community lecture about the opera, 11 a.m. at Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. Free.

» "Carmen": A Preview in the Park, featuring select soloists, 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Free.

» Bizet's opera "Carmen," fully-staged production, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. $25-$99.

ENGELHEIM VINEYARDS — 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, Ga. 706-635-9463, Live music by Mike Chaet, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; Dom Wier, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

FIRESIDE LATINO NIGHTS — Tatum Park, 1609 Union Ave. Outdoor Chattanooga and La Paz Chattanooga present concerts at 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in April; park opens at 6 p.m. Bring your own seating. Picnic dinners and marshmallow roasting sticks welcome. Food vendors on-site.

» April 4: The Trinity Band opens for La Rumba Latin Jam.

» April 11: The 9th Street Stompers open for Mariachi Sol de Dalton.

FREE FIDDLE SCHOOL — Fiddlers Anonymous, 2248 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank. Instruction for newbies at 2 p.m., beginners at 2:30 p.m., intermediates at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; fiddles provided. Free potluck dinner, 4 p.m.; bluegrass jam, 4-8 p.m. 423-994-7497.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TN — Gospel Singing Hall, Highway 27 North. Donnie Young and New Beginning with featured singers, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6. 423-285-2165.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TN — McDonald's, 130 Able Drive. McDonald's Singers and featured acts, 7 p.m. each Thursday. 423-240-6027.

GOSPEL, HIXSON — Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and guests, 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday. 423-593-7217.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH — Bojangles, 9225 Lee Highway. David Gresham and Restored Hope, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. 423-715-2046.

GOSPEL, RED BANK — White Oak United Methodist Church, 2232 Lyndon Ave. A Greater Yes Ministries and First Step Ministry featured, 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. 423-504-9283, 423-267-0837.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn. Tickets available 3-6 p.m. weekdays one week prior and at the door one hour before the event. 423-614-8343 (box office), 423-614-8240 (School of Music).

» Friday, April 5: U-Church, featuring Nashville-based worship band The Belonging Co and magician Justin Flom, 7:30 p.m. in Paul Dana Walker Arena. Free and nonticketed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; first-come, first-served seating., 423-614-8500.

» Monday, April 8: Brass Choir, 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

» Tuesday, April 9: Presidential Concert Series: Piano Spectacular, featuring Lee faculty pianists Cahill Smith, ChoEuen Lee and Jonathan Jung, with special guest Liu Liu from Ren Min University in Beijing, 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall. $15 adults, $5 students/seniors. Buy from box office or

» Thursday, April 11: Chamber Music Showcase, 7:30 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall.

» Sunday, April 14: Opera Scenes, 3 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall.

LET'S SING FROM MEMORY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free social gathering for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias, accompanied by caregivers, to sing old songs and hymns that may reconnect to memories, 1-2:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Free. 423-266-1766,

LIVE JAM SESSION — Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. House band Freddy Mc and Friends with musical guests and performers from the audience who want to join the jam, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays; doors open at 7:30 p.m. $5.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM CONCERT TOURS — 399 McCallie Ave. 423-757-5580, Bridges' Good Thing Tour, with Jess Glynne, 7 p.m. Friday, April 12; doors open at 6 p.m. $25, $49 and $75.

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.

MUSIC AT THE WINERY — Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Live music by Dom Wier, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; Timothy O'Donovan, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Free. 706-698-9463,

OPEN HOUSE/BLUEGRASS SHOW — Sequatchie Volunteer Fire Department, Station 1, 135 Sequatchie Lane, Sequatchie, Tenn. Open house with local bands to show off new station and raise funds for equipment and truck maintenance, 1-5 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 13. Concessions will be sold. Bring your own chairs. 423-208-6718.

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, April 11. Featured act: Spinster. Free; donations welcome. 706-935-2251.

SALE CREEK OPRY — Sale Creek Lions Club, 15222 Coppinger Road. Old-time country and gospel music, 6:30 p.m. each Saturday. $5 couples, $3 singles; free for kids 12 and younger.

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. 423-902-3298,

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.

SNOW HILL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE — Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, 9100 Snow Hill Road, Harrison. Volunteer firefighters sponsor jamboree by area bands, 5:45-10 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Free. 423-529-8009.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST MUSIC DEPARTMENT — Southern Adventist University's Ackerman Auditorium, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. NEXT PERFORMANCE. 7:30 p.m. NEXT DATE. Free. 423-236-2880.

» Sunday, April 7: Wind Symphony presents "With Liberty and Justice for All" concert, 7:30 p.m. in Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East. Free.

» Sunday, April 14: Choral spring concert, "Forces of Nature," by Bel Canto women's chorus and Die Meistersinger men's chorus, 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium, 4881 Taylor Circle. Free.

TRIBUTE SHOW — Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. R&M Tribute Entertainment presents award-winning performers doing music by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and others, plus Jeff Foxworthy-style comedy, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. $20 reserved, $15 general admission, $7 for children 6-12. 865-684-6082,

WATOTO CHILDREN'S CHOIR — Tracy City Baptist Church, 531 Main St., Tracy City, Tenn. Acclaimed choir of 17 orphans from Uganda performs new concert, "We Will Go," as part of six-month U.S. tour, 5 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 13.


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