Hayes Carll at Nightfall
If you're not headed to the Kris Kristofferson concert, then don't miss a free show with Texan Hayes Carll, who names Kristofferson as a major influence. A John Prine and Jack Kerouac attitude are also abundant. Give a listen to KMAG YOYO, American Songwriter’s No. 1 song in 2011. You may also hear Bob Dylan's direct wit and Dave Edmunds' endless groove. Rolling Stone, SPIN and The New York Times also put Carll on their best lists last year.
When: Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Miller Plaza
How much: Free
Kris Kristofferson in concert
Diehard fans know that Kristofferson continues to put out new music, and many more know him for the classic American songs made popular by other artists. Songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" helped land Kristofferson in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. If you wonder how he sounds after nearly five decades of writing and singing, listen to the title track from his new album, “Closer to the Bone.”
When: Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre
How much: Prices vary, check website for details
Same As It Ever Was: Talking Heads tribute band
The members of Same As It Ever Was want you to bend your body and your mind as you reach back to your new wave days. The conceptual music and performances of the Talking Heads will be recreated for your listening and dancing pleasure with a "visually stimulating" performance. You may ask yourself, "Self, how did I get here?" If so, just be careful getting back home.
When: Friday, Aug. 10, 10 p.m.
Where: Rhythm & Brews
How much: $10
Blood drive and bake sale to help former Chattanooga Roller Derby girl
The hometown roller derby team is coming together this weekend for former skater Samantha Hogan, aka Samsterdam. The team is rolling up their sleeves and asking the community to do the same at a four-hour blood drive Saturday afternoon with Blood Assurance. A bake sale during the drive will raise some money for Hogan's complicated health issues, which friends said nearly took her life.
When: Saturday, Aug. 11, 12 p.m.
Where: Walgreens, 5301 Ringgold Road
How much: Free
Land Camera and Elk Milk at Moccasin Bend Brewery
Local music and local beer! Naming a range of influences from Big Star and George Harrison to Peter Gabriel and The Replacements, Chattanooga's Land Camera features several well-known Chattanooga musicians and multi-instrumentalists, who come together with band founder and local music producer Charles Allison to create textured and experimental original music. Give them a listen here, and imagine yourself inside a small, local brewery, listening live.
When: Saturday, Aug, 11, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Moccasin Bend Brewing Company
How much: $5