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

BENEFIT CONCERT ON THE LAWN -- Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Concert by party band The Micks to go toward medical expenses of Tim and Crystal Coker family, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics welcome; bring your own seat. Suggested admission: gift cards, cash, food items, gas cards to help family of five with three small children. 706-217-6677.

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE -- Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane. Local artists perform, 6-10 p.m. May 18. Free, but donations accepted for club's community-service projects and canned goods for Chattanooga Community Kitchen. 423-619-8310.

BLUES ON THE BLUFF -- Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. WTM Blues Band and Power Players Show Band perform in summer kickoff concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Includes food and cash bar. $25 Hunter members, $30 nonmembers in advance; $35 at door. 423-267-0968,

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. $10 donation. 423-892-4960,

• Friday, May 10: Folk revivalists The Hollands, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, May 11: Folk singer/songwriter Rupert Wates.

CHARLES LAW -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. California rocker and slap guitarist Charles Law performs with his band Jagged and locals Sweet and Low Down, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11. $10. 423-624-5347.

CHATTANOOGA MUSIC CLUB -- Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road. Scholarship winners perform, including violinist Evelyn Petcher, trumpeter John Burton and pianists Joshua Coleman and Tim Hinck, accompanied by organist Charlynne Fry, 2 p.m. May 19. Free. 423-266-0508.

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

CHORALE AUDITION -- UTC Music Department. Experienced male vocalists who read music needed for advanced summer chorale; rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 16-June 20. List of literature at 423-425-4601.

COWBOY JUBILEE -- Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Gospel singing featuring Eight Days After, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10. 423-476-7936.

DULCIMERS AND ACCOMPANIMENT -- Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 3619 Fairfax Drive. Meeting and jam session, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11. 423-396-3950.

GOSPEL, CHATTANOOGA -- First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace. Glorifying the Lord featured, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. 423-894-5254.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway. No singing Saturday, May 11; Cindy Jones with Calvary's Blend featured, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- McDonald's, 130 Able Drive. 14th anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. today, May 9. 423-775-1529.

GOSPEL, EAST RIDGE -- East Ridge Christian Church, 1514 Rebecca Drive. The Burns Family, Hope For Tomorrow and Ron Samples featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, May 9. 706-866-1987.

GOSPEL, FORT OGLETHORPE -- Cloud Springs Deli, 4097 Cloud Springs Road. David Crittenden, Melissa Vines, Edalene Ellis and Leon Couch featured, 6 p.m., Monday, May 13.

GOSPEL, HIXSON -- Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and Eddie Hixson and Friends featured, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. 423-867-7217.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Stronger For It, Catrina Rachell and Calvary's Blend featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. 423-645-9955.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Rafael's Italian Restaurant, 5032 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Hope 4 Tomorrow, Spirit Filled and Under Grace featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. 423-260-6820.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD, GA. -- Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road. The Billy Gray Quartet and The Coy Reeves Vocal Band featured, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10. 706-861-9885, 423-488-6031.

GOSPEL, SODDY-DAISY -- Sequoyah Church of God, 2007 Frankie Lane. The Couriers featured with guest singers, 6 p.m. May 16. Food available. Donations accepted for youth group. 423-332-3834.

GOSPEL, TRENTON, GA. -- American Legion Post 106, 13205 N. Main St. (Highway 11), Trenton, Ga. Spiritual Guiders, Iris Johnson and Calvary's Blend featured, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13. 423-942-6597.

HABITAT BENEFIT -- Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road. Former Nightfall performers More Like Me, composed of local identical triplets, will perform, 7 p.m. May 18; doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. $10 adults, $5 CCA students, $25 families. 423-236-4660.

IMPROVISATIONAL JAM -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga Improvisers Collective presents open session for dancers, musicians, spoken-word artists, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 12. $2 suggested donation. 423-624-5347.

IN CONCERT SERIES -- Jonas Performance Hall, Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Simply Saxes quartet performs classical, ragtime and other selections, 7 p.m. May 17. $5. 706-259-1822.

JAZZ -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Tenor saxophonist Evan Cobb performs music of pianist/composer Horace Silver, 8 p.m. May 18. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 423-624-5347.

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.

PICKIN' AT THE POST -- American Legion Post 106, 13205 N. Main St. (Highway 11), Trenton, Ga. Concert by bluegrass bands, 7 p.m. today, May 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. for open jam. Free. 423-260-6264,

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ -- Colonnade, Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. Performances by Ringgold High and Middle schools' Jazz Bands, with silent auction, dinner and dancing, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 10. $25. or

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. today, May 9. Play or listen. 423-877-9948.

RED CLAY PICKIN' BARN -- Intersection of Weatherly Switch and Old Lead Mine Valley Road on state Highway 317 near Red Clay Park, Cleveland, Tenn. Family musical entertainment, 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. 423-240-3439.

THE RINGGOLD OPRY -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Bluegrass and old-time country music, clogging and dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Free. 706-935-2251.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS -- Woodmore Elementary Schoool, 800 Woodmore Lane. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. 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, May 9. 423-332-3654.

SUNSET CONCERT SERIES -- North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Bounty Hunters and Friends perform, 7-8 p.m. May 17. Free. 423-870-8924.


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