All Aboard for Entertainment In Chattanooga

Jacob-Martin@mocs.utc.edu

CHATTANOOGA/Tenn. (UTC/The Loop) – Chattanooga has been voted the best town ever by Outside Magazine.

That being said, what’s the next big thing happening in the city?

A new entertainment venue called Track 29 has been built in Chattanooga on 1400 Market St.

Track 29 officially opened on Sept. 1 this year, in hopes of bringing in more live entertainment to Chattanooga.

Upcoming artists include: Brett Dennen, Marc Broussard, and there’s also a Halloween bash featuring three bands.

Chattanooga resident, Josh Adams, has been to Track 29, would like to see some larger entertainers come through.

Adams said, ” I would love to see some larger acts come to Chattanooga, such as maybe The National, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Bon Iver, along that line, who normally  just, you know, would skip Chattanooga and go to either Atlanta or Nashville because they have nicer venues and larger crowds.

Adams is also a Senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and sings in the University’s chamber choir.

Besides music in chattanooga, there is also a well known comedian coming in.

Tim Conway is visiting Chattanooga on Feb. 11 and will be performing in the Tivoli theater at 7:00 p.m.

Of the last forty years, Conway has won five Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

Tickets are priced at $47.50 and can be bought at Memorial Auditorium Box Office or online. The Tivoli is located at 709 Broad St.

A large part of Chattanooga’s culture is the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga itself.  College students would like to see a different form of entertainment in the area.

UTC sophomore, Daniel Eldridge, is hoping for a bit more youth-centered events in Chattanooga.

Eldridge said, “There needs to be a young person’s festival. Maybe something they can host in Coolidge park. They could have like classic festival games in a carnival kind of style.”

For more information on upcoming events, http://www.chattanoogafun.com has an extensive calendar detailing entertainment for each day.

 

Nashville concert Wednesday to honor Bill Monroe

By: Jake Martin

fxp295@mocs.utc.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UTC/The Loop ) — An all-star concert Wednesday in Nashville will celebrate the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, the “father of bluegrass music.”

Ricky Skaggs and the Del McCoury Band are among the scheduled performers at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.

Monroe, who was born Sept. 13, 1911, is best known for his bluegrass classic “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” He died in 1996.

Matt Combs, adjunct instructor in fiddling at Blair, said Monroe was always writing and evolving.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.