Sample cuts of strawberry await taste-testing Sunday during the Chattanooga Market's Strawberry Festival inside the First Tennessee Pavilion.

This story was updated on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. to add an event.

A concert at Bonnaroo Farm, a multistate yard sale and the chance to see a prized collection of classic cars for free highlight the entertainment calendar this weekend.

* U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale: Gas shortages notwithstanding, this multistate yard sale is Thursday through Sunday, though not all sellers set up all four days. The 502-mile route runs from Bristol, Virginia, to Meridian, Mississippi, passing through portions of Southeast Tennessee (Monroe, McMinn, Bradley and Hamilton counties), Northwest Georgia (Dade County) and Northeast Alabama (DeKalb County) along the way.

* Chattanooga Girls Choir will present its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. All choir levels will sing, presenting music from composers such as Monteverdi and Britten to the folk group The Wailin' Jennys. Tickets are $10, and you'll need to register to attend.

* Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will close its abbreviated season with "Grieg & Strauss" performances this weekend at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Concerts start at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday. The featured works are Grieg's "Holberg" and Strauss' Serenade for Winds. Music Director Kayoko Dan will conduct. Tickets are $25.

* Jason Aldean in concert: The Academy of Country Music's three-time entertainer of the year will be in concert this weekend at Bonnaroo Farm, 627 Campground Road in Manchester, Tennessee. Special guest is Elvie Shane. Tickets are sold in four-person pods, starting at $99. Saturday's show is sold out, but tickets remain for Friday's show. Can't make it? There's a livestream option for Saturday's show, viewable for 24 hours. It's priced at $15 through Thursday, $20 starting Friday.

* The Coker Museum, 1309 Chestnut St., will celebrate its grand reopening 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The 13,000-square-foot space is home to Corky Coker's collection of 100-plus vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses and airplanes. Outside, visitors can bring their own collector cars (enter at the intersection of Chestnut and 14th streets). Others can find paid parking on the streets or paid lots near the museum. The museum is open for tours 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. Admission is free for Saturday's event.

* History celebration: The Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association will host a centennial celebration for the Soddy Bank Building, 11298 Wall St., where the organization's museum is housed, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The day will include historical displays, a classic car cruise-in, live music, free museum tours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and a timeline of the building's history during a cake cutting at noon. Concessions include the museum's take on the Plenty Burger from the old Chow Now restaurant in Soddy-Daisy, as well as MoonPies and soft-serve ice cream. Visitor parking will be at Soddy Church of God, 11346 Back Valley Road.

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Staff File Photo / The old Soddy Bank Building, built in 1921 on Wall Street, now houses the Soddy, Daisy & Montlake Historical Association.

* Spring Garden Festival: Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will give green-thumb advice at an expo set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Demonstrations on garden topics such as raised beds, pruning and mulching; vendors selling plants, tools and yard art; and activities for children will be set up on the grounds surrounding the Hamilton County Extension office and Bonny Oaks Arboretum, 6183 Adamson Circle. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older. The group's monthly class is the same day at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The topic is heritage roses, led by Ann Brown.

* Vintage base ball: The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association, whose games are played with the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s, has a double-header for the two Chattanooga teams on the schedule Saturday at the 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Phoenix of East Nashville will play the Mountain City Club at 11 a.m. and the Lightfoot Club at 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

* Shows at The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., include Southern rock group The Steel Woods' album release for "All of Your Stones" Saturday, with the Wilder Blue opening ($25 tickets), and an acoustic performance by English artist Jade Bird on Sunday ($20-$25). The next shows start midweek with honky-tonkers Whitey Morgan & The 78s, with Ben Jarrell, on May 19 ($25-$35), followed by electronica artist Manic Focus on May 20 ($20-$60). All shows start at 8 p.m.

* Southern Blooms Festival: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, concludes this spring celebration of its abundant plant life this weekend. Visitors can enjoy real-life fairy gardens, harp music and a plant sale, among other activities. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; timed reservations are suggested. Admission is $27 adults, $15 children 3-12.

* Chattanooga Market will celebrate "all things strawberry" 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. In addition to just-picked strawberries, vendors will have jams, jellies, salsas, breads, granola and lemonade made or flavored with the spring fruit, along with themed arts and crafts.

* Dailey & Vincent in concert: The bluegrass favorites will headline at The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road in Pelham, Tennessee, at 3 p.m. CDT Sunday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets are $55-$75.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.