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

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

fBLUEGRASS JAMBOREE & FISH FRY — Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane. Old-fashioned bluegrass picking served up with barbecue, fried catfish and other concessions, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Lineup: Mountain Opry Band, Just Us Gals, Scenic City Ramblers and The Misfits. Free; donations accepted for club projects. 423-344-7848.

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. show: Crowder, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, sold out.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS — Ponders Funeral Home, 4203 Brainerd Road (new venue). 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.

ENGELHEIM VINEYARDS — 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, Ga. 706-635-9463, Live music by Scotty Hammontree, 5 p.m. Friday, July 19; Surrender Hill, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20; Dr. Paul, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

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, DALTON, GA — McFarland Hill Baptist Church, 307 Brickyard Road. The LeFevre Quartet in concert, featuring the McFarland Hill Choir, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

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

GOSPEL, FORT OGLETHORPE — Cloud Springs Deli, 4097 Cloud Springs Road. Local artists perform, 6-8:30 p.m. each Monday. 706-956-8128.

GOSPEL, HIXSON — Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and guests, 6-8 p.m. each Thursday. 423-593-7217.

JAZZ CABARET SUMMER SERIES — Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. I'm Jazz in Chattanooga presents monthly series of top jazz artists and musicians, opening with Julie Dexter and the Tom Woods Jazz Trio, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Dress is "jazzy chic" (no shorts, tees or flip-flops). Full bar and appetizers. $40 ticket includes one drink.

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,

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 Tommy Joe Conner in Summer Wine Concert Series, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20; Johnny Summers, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Free. 706-698-9463,

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free concert series sponsored by Chattanooga Presents. 423-265-0771,

* Friday, July 19: LowDown Brass Band headlines at 8 p.m.; local act D.L. Yancy opens at 7 p.m.

* Friday, July 26: Blair Crimmins & the Hookers headlines at 8 p.m.; local act Sing Akademie opens at 7 p.m.

NOKIAN TYRES SUMMER NIGHTS — Rhea County Courthouse lawn, 375 Church St., Dayton, Tenn. Free concerts by local and regional acts Fridays in July. Bring your own seating (some benches available).

* July 19: Early 20th-century blues, ragtime and swing with Lon Eldridge, 5:30 p.m. to open 31st annual Scopes Festival.

RAGIN' CAJUN MUSIC FEST — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Inaugural festival includes music and other entertainment, plus crawfish eating contest and Low Country/Cajun boil competition, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. No outside food and drinks. Bring your own seating. Free parking and admission. Vendor booths still available., 423-486-7597.

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.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Free summer concert series Saturdays through August. 423-756-2211,

* Saturday, July 20: The Commonheart headlines at 8 p.m.; local act Burn the Treaty opens at 7 p.m.

* Saturday, July 27: West End Blend headlines at 8 p.m.; local act Groove Grease opens at 7 p.m.

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,

SEBA JAM SESSION — Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7407 Bonny Oaks Drive. Monthly meeting/jam session for Southeastern Bluegrass Association chapter, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Players of all levels welcome., 423-580-8380.

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. Thursday, July 18. Free. 423-332-3654.

STARNIGHT — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St. Tickets now available for Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at fundraiser for Siskin Children's Institute, Saturday, Aug. 24. Local singerRobin Grant performs at opening cocktail reception at 6 p.m.; dance music by Bizz & Everyday People at after-party. $300-$4,500. Purchase tickets at Questions? Call 423-648-1707 or email

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-820-2531, Old-time, bluegrass and country music weekends through Labor Day. Featuring Matt Downer (Friday-Sunday), Amber Carrington (Fridays), Tarryn Aimee Smith (Saturdays) and Highbeams (Sundays and holidays). Free with regular admission: $14.95 children 3-12, $26.95 adults.

TIVOLI THEATRE CONCERT TOURS — 709 Broad St. 423-757-5580, Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21; doors open at 7 p.m. $34.50, $49.50, $74.50 and $99.50.


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