BARRY COURTER: Lisa, people have said for years that they wanted more live music on the events calendar. This week should make them happy. The Revelry Room alone has five shows. Cam will be there tonight for the Concert for a Cause benefit; "American Idol" winner David Cook is there on Tuesday, Turbo Suit on Wednesday, Cosmic Charlie on Friday and Channing Wilson Band will headline a tribute to Johnny Cash on Saturday.
LISA DENTON: An eclectic lineup — new and old country, pop, electronic and a Grateful Dead tribute band. Don't get too excited about seeing Cam, though. Like most of these Concerts for a Cause, this one has sold out.
I'm feeling spoiled enough by the balmy weather to want to go to a program tonight at Harrison Bay State Park called Full Moon Fitness. And, no, it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning.
BARRY: I saw that event on the list and thought of you. Wait, that sounds wrong. I mean oh never mind.
LISA: Anyway, the Friends of the Park organization is sponsoring a hike, bike, run, canoe or similar activity on the evening of every full moon this year. This month's outing is a 4.5-mile trail run or 2.5-mile walk (more my speed). The special guest is ultra-marathoner Chelsie Vawter, who will talk about running without injury. Which is called walking, I believe. Anyway, you get to run or walk the trail along the lake at sunset, which sounds nice.
BARRY: I didn't list all the music yet. Gary Clark Jr., who is truly great, will be at the Tivoli on Wednesday, the same night that Louisiana legends BeauSoleil avec Michael Ducet are at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center. Third Day is at the Tivoli on Friday. The symphony will be joined by the CSO Youth Orchestra for a show on Sunday there, as well.
Barking Legs will be busy, too, with Little Country Giants there on Thursday, a Nathan Bell CD release party on Saturday, and our friend Cindy Pinion has a Forever Bluegrass show there on Sunday with Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.
LISA: Goodness, that's a lot of music. But I'm not done outdoors, either.
There's a new vacation series starting in Tennessee state parks that offers overnight accommodations and three days of ranger-led programs. The first, a Winter Waterfall Tour, is a chance to see the multiple cascades at Fall Creek Falls and South Cumberland state parks today through Wednesday. They'll follow up with spring and fall tours to the same waterfalls so you can compare them at different times of the year.
BARRY: All I can say is: Wear sensible shoes.
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