Noontunes: Butch Ross Hosted by River City at The Miller Plaza
Chattanooga multi-instrumentalist and mountain dulcimer maestro Butch Ross has tackled everything from Radiohead to Bach and come away with a renewed appreciation for what the humble dulcimer is capable of. No genre is off-limits, nor is there a limit to what Ross has envisioned for this specific instrument. The dulcimer is an unassuming thing, with a handful of strings and a history that feels embedded in the lineage of countless Appalachian musicians. But Ross has taken it and made it something more, something remarkable and versatile. >> Noontunes is a weekly, mid-day music performance in Miller Plaza. Each performance will be open to the general public free of charge, live streamed by on CityStream Powered by EPB Fiber Optics and recorded and aired later on WUTC >> Noon – 1:00 pm
Rock City’s Summer Music Weekends
Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old time blue grass and a mix of modern and folk country music combined with a Seven States View during Summer Music Weekends… featuring the music of Matt Downer – Old Time Traveler, Highbeams, Amber Carrington, Martin & Durham and Tarryn Aimee Smith. Spend a summer day at Rock City Gardens, enjoy a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade, plan to dine at Cafe 7 – serving southern cuisine with a modern twist – AND check out the Rock City Raptors Birds of Prey shows in the Critter Classroom. > 8:30 am – 7:00 pm > See Schedule of Events and Music Here
Main St Farmers Market > Main St Farmers Market’s in the new location at the corner of Main St and Chestnut St. Come visit us in our brand new spot right across the street from T-Bones on the Southside. The Main St Farmers Market is a grower only, weekly outdoor farmers market that sets up year round, every Wednesday between 4-6 (between 4-5 in the winter when the days are short). All of our vendors grow what they sell and while they may not be certified organic they all use sustainable practices. You’ll find us at the corner of Main St and Chestnut St in the portion of the Finley Stadium parking lot that borders Main Street. Parking in the lot is plentiful and free for market customers during market hours. There is also metered street parking.: Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm! > 4:00 pm
Chattanooga Market at Erlanger East > The Chattanooga Market > New for 2017! The Chattanooga Market at Erlanger East will be a weekly market featuring a dozen local farms and food artisans. Conveniently located inside the new Erlanger East Hospital terrace, this mini-market will enjoy year-around access to seasonal foods and local products. Our only year-around market, we are open from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm every Wednesday. Admission is free and open to the public.
Events and Happenings Around the Scenic City
The Casual Pint Hixson > Lunch N Learn -essential oil basics -Top 5 >Free class- stop in anytime after 12 until 1 or 1:30pm. Basics about Essential oils, Top 5 EO’s, what do you need in your medicine cabinet? So many safe, effective uses for oils- athletes, adults, seniors, children, pets! Stop in and grab lunch with us! RSVP and you’ll receive a free oil! > NOON
Creative Discovery Museum > Artist in Residency: Local musician and instrument maker, Randy Peterson, is our Artist in Residence! Randy will be in the atrium June 12th through August 9th, every Monday and Wednesday, from noon to 2 p.m. Each week, Randy will be offering instruction to guests interested in playing the steel pan. “We are excited to present this new level of artist instruction to our guests, which will allow children and adults the chance to meet a professional artist, observe as the artist demonstrates his craft, and work directly with the artist to create a unique artform,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. All activities are included with Museum admission. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from and create alongside Randy Peterson! >>> Meet an Expert: Come Meet an Expert every Wednesday through August 2nd at the Museum! Discover how a beekeeper manages a hive! See how a spider weaves an elaborate web and much more! This series will occur 1p.m. to 3 p.m. with topics changing every week. This Wednesday, meet a buzzing bug twirler expert! All activities are included with Museum admission. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn from and create alongside the experts!