The calendar is weighted toward music this week, with a live Chattanooga Unite concert and virtual shows by Nightfall and three Chattanooga-based acts. Here are details.
1. Nightfall: Sir Woman has this week's headlining slot in the Nightfall summer concert series, presented virtually Friday, July 17, on the Nightfall Facebook page and on YouTube at Nightfall Virtual.
Sir Woman, of Austin, Texas, is the newest creation of Kelsey Wilson from Wild Child and Glorietta, showcasing her pop, soul, gospel, funk, folk and R&B stylings. Her debut album, "The Party City" is due later this summer. She'll go on at 7:20 p.m., following neo-soul artist Kimmie J Soul from Nashville at 7 p.m.
2. Chattanooga Unite: Nashville band RadioRomance, whose country sound is influenced by Alabama, Eric Church and Jason Aldean, will headline the Chattanooga Unite show at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Chattanooga's Cody Harris will open at 7 p.m., followed by Fantastic Confabulation, a soul-centric five-piece from Chattanooga, at 8 p.m. Catch the Be The Change Kids Talent Series when gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Find out more at www.ChattanoogaUnite.com.
3. Josh Gilbert Band: Also Saturday, the Josh Gilbert Band will offer a livestream concert at 9 p.m. EDT, presented through Patreon, https://www.patreon.com/joshgilbertmusic?fan_landing=true. Gilbert says he'll be sharing a variety of tunes this month, some originals and a couple of cover songs. Patreon offers a monthly membership starting at $5 to let passionate fans support their favorite artists.
Originally from Chattanooga, Gilbert has been touring internationally for more than a decade. His band has a Southern rock/pop, blues and Americana sound.
4. Tropic Sl: After a recent online show proved popular, Tropic Sl will offer another performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19. Billing themselves as "the best little island party band in the Southeast," members Jon Littlefield (bass guitar), Roger Davis (drums) and Dylan Kussman (guitar, vocals) will spend an hour playing stripped-down reggae and dance versions of songs by Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Jimmy Cliff and Aretha Franklin, as well as an original single.
The show will be broadcast on Kussman's YouTube page. To tune in, follow him there, or copy and paste this link, https://youtu.be/i3_0ilFtpYc, into your browser. There is no cost to watch, but the band will accept tips in the form of donations for local organizations working for economic and racial justice (links provided during show).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-5923.
5. Katie Lyon: The singer/songwriter originally from Southwest Florida will celebrate the release of a five-song EP, "Some Things Take Time," with a livestream acoustic jam at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Lyon's influences include Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, as well as George Strait, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell. She says her music "resembles the easy-listening side of country where you can kick back with a drink on your back porch and let your mind drift into a song."
The album was recorded and produced by Caleb Neff at Juniper Recording in Cape Coral, Florida, and follows three single releases by Lyon. Learn more at www.KatieLyonMusic.com.