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.

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

* Saturday, June 29: Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and the Becky Buller Band, 1 p.m.; doors open at noon. $40-$257.

* Saturday, July 6: Lotus - Underground, 7 p.m; doors open at 6 p.m. Sold out.

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.

COUNTRY, FORT OGLETHORPE  Cloud Springs Deli, 4097 Cloud Springs Road. Local artists featured, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Accepting auditions every performance for "good, clean country music."

CSO SPECIAL EVENTS — Coolidge Park, 200 River St.423-267-8583. Pops on the River,Wednesday, July 3. Includes musical tribute to veterans by Operation Song, 5-7 p.m.; Chattanooga Symphony & Opera performance of patriotic favorites, 8 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m. Free admission. Park closes to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Free shuttles run 4:30-11 p.m. from Republic's pay-to-park lots between Fourth and Fifth streets (near Unum).

ENGELHEIM VINEYARDS — 127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, Ga. 706-635-9463, Live music by Rose Brown, 5 p.m. Friday, June 28; Johnny Summers, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29; Paul Douglas Sanner, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30.

FREEDOM CELEBRATION — Near Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Drive. Music on three stages includes Lou Wamp and Von Wamp's All Star Lineup (6 p.m.) and East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra (8 p.m.) on Commons Stage at Founders Hall; Old-Time Traveler Matt Downer (6 p.m.) and Cedar Ridge Band (8 p.m.) on Veterans Memorial Park Stage; stories, songs and movement with Jennifer Daniels (6 p.m.), plus paper marbling crafts (6 p.m.), demonstrations by DKDo Martial Arts (7 p.m.) and bounce house (7:30 p.m.) at Imagination Station Kids Stage, Wednesday, July 3. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 423-396-3135.

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

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

GOSPEL, HIXSON — The Barn, 6323 Middle Valley Road. Annual Fourth of July celebration includes food, fireworks and music Anthem Voices, Street Revival and the Agees, 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 28. Bring your own seating. 423-877-2665.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH — Bojangles', 9225 Lee Highway. Kimberly Phillips and Lisa and Jimmy McClure, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 2. 423-715-2046.

GOSPEL, RED BANK — White Oak United Methodist Church, 2232 Lyndon Ave. Brandi Higgins and Tony Guyton featured, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 5. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. 423-504-9283, 423-267-0837.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8343 (box office), 423-614-8240 (School of Music). Fifteenth annual International Piano Festival Competition in which high school students study with internationally acclaimed artists and compete for scholarships and cash awards totaling $10,000.

* Thursday, June 27: Festival student recital, 7 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

* Friday, June 28: Pre-college competition finals, 7 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, northside

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

MUSIC AT THE WINERY — Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Live music by Travis Bowlin, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29; Scott Stambaugh, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Free. 706-698-9463,

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

* Friday, June 28: The Claudettes headline at 8 p.m; local act Amber Fults opens at 7 p.m.

* Friday, July 5: Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs headline at 8 p.m.; local act Danny Polo 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. Opens July 5 with Gospel Night featuring Alabaster Voices opening for Heart Friends. Bring your own seating (some benches available). www. scopes

PATRIOTIC CONCERT — Chattanooga First Presbyterian Church, 544 McCallie Ave. Wintley Phipps, founder of the U.S. Dream Academy and vocalist featured on Gaither Homecoming videos, performs with First Presbyterian choir, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Free admission. 423-267-1206.

PATRIOTIC ORGAN CONCERT — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga Music Club's 13th annual concert on the Austin pipe organ, featuring award-winning organist Andrew Schaeffer as guest artist, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Program includes musical accompaniment to Buster Keaton's silent film "Cops," tribute to the late Evelyn Gibbs and a salute to veterans. Donations welcome. 423-529-0315.

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.

SALE CREEK OPRY — Sale Creek Lions Club, 15222 Coppinger Road. Old-time country and gospel music, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $5 couples, $3 singles; free for 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. Saturday. $5 donation. 423-867-7185.

SEWANEE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL — University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. Summer music festival for high school and college students, through July 24. Concerts in Guerry Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Times Central. 931- 598-1225,

* Friday, June 28: Student chamber concerts, 7 p.m. Free.

* Saturday, June 29: Faculty Artist Series concert, 7:30 p.m. $20.

* Sunday, June 30: Symphonic Sunday concert, 2:30 p.m. $20.

* Wednesday, July 3: Faculty Artist Series concert, 7:30 p.m. $20.

* Thursday, July 4: Parade band marches along University Avenue, 2 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m. in Quadrangle. Free.

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, July 6. Free. 423-529-8009.

SODDY-DAISY JAMBOREE — Soddy-Daisy Community Center, 190 Depot St. Pickers and listeners gather, 7-10 p.m.Thursday, June 27. Free. 423-332-3654.

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-820-2531, Old-time, bluegrass and country music Friday-Sunday and holidays through Labor Day. Featuring Matt Downer (every Friday-Sunday, plus June 28-July 7), Amber Carrington (Fridays), Tarryn Aimee Smith (Saturdays) and Highbeams (Sundays and holidays). Free with regular admission: $14.95 children 3-12, $26.95 adults.


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