Kacey Musgraves at Track 29
Haven’t heard of Kacey Musgraves? You will. The snake-tongued Kacey Musgraves is not afraid to tell it like it is. You could consider her the antithesis of Taylor Swift with the same catchy melodies but a much different approach to life. Musgraves is straight middle-America, and her songs are biting depictions of everything from “well-wishers and help-seekers, deadbeats trying to be better and do-gooders that are falling behind,” according to American Songwriter. She’ll perform at Track 29 tonight, and you’d be a fool to miss this rising superstar.
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $18
Walk in My Shoes: Christmas edition
Because of an overwhelming response to the first edition of Walk in My Shoes, organizers have decided to extend the program throughout an entire weekend. The concept is simple: A series of performers will tell the stories of others. Someone who is homeless will tell the story of someone who has never been homeless and vice versa. Hence, each performer is “walking” in someone else’s proverbial shoes. The idea is to gain a new insight into the meaning of the holiday season. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 800 McCallie Ave.
How much: Name your own price
St. Elmo Holiday Hop
The community at the foot of Lookout Mountain knows how to throw a party. The St. Elmo Holiday Hop will highlight area businesses and local artists throughout the afternoon. Many homeowners will also have open houses with a variety of holiday-themed goodies. The event begins at Collective Clothing, where you will get a map with the other locations. Expect food trucks, caroling and live music throughout the event, plus an opportunity to purchase local gifts for your holiday gift giving. Click here for a complete list of artists.
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2-7 p.m.
Where: 3933 St. Elmo Ave.
How much: Free
Chattanooga Santa Pub Crawl
A benefit for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, the fifth annual Chattanooga Santa Pub Crawl will take place Saturday. The concept is simple: Dress like Santa Claus; bring a new, unwrapped gift (for ages 1-12); and reap the holiday rewards in the form of drink specials and food from local businesses. The crawl begins at the downtown location of Big River Grille and meanders (that’s what happens when you’re drinking) throughout the rest of the downtown area. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.
Where: 222 Broad St.
How much: Free
Holiday Starlight Parade
Chattanooga’s premier holiday event, the annual Holiday Starlight Parade presented by Chattanooga Presents is Sunday. Organizers rescheduled the event because of the possibility of inclement weather Saturday. The parade will begin at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and continue down Market Street. A tape-delayed broadcast of the parade will be shown on WRCB-TV Dec. 22. Expect holiday-themed floats, entertainment and an appearance by Santa Claus himself. Click here for more information.
When: Sunday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
Where: 900 Market St. to 300 Market St.
How much: Free