The monthlong celebration of jazz music and culture in Chattanooga is winding down with several events this weekend. An Evening with Eric Roberson will take place Friday night at The Camp House. Tickets are $35 for the event. Saturday, the festivities move outside for a free Jazzwalk on downtown streets and in the Martin Luther King district. The central hub of activity will be Patten Parkway. The most anticipated concert of the series will take place Sunday night, with Take 6, Gretchen Parlato and Alan Hampton performing at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater in Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $50. All proceeds from each concert help make Jazzanooga happen year after year. Click here for more information.
When: All weekend
Where: Various locations
How much: Free–$50
National Cornbread Festival
Thousands of people will gather in South Pittsburg this weekend to enjoy the annual National Cornbread Festival, which is just a 30-minute drive from Chattanooga. The 19th annual event features a new twist: Instead of a multientry competition, a best of cook-off will feature a look back at 10 of the first-place winning recipes throughout the history of the festival. But there are always plenty of activities for every age. Click here for more information. A full schedule is available here.
When: All weekend
Where: 221 South Cedar Ave. (South Pittsburg)
How much: $5 per day
Opening weekend: Chattanooga Market
The Chattanooga Market season begins this weekend with a two-day opening event. The Chattanooga Market, located at First Tennessee Pavilion, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Each following Sunday, hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a full schedule of events, click here.
When: Saturday–Sunday, April 25–26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free
Big Deal Dealings at The Bitter Alibi
The fine folks at The Bitter Alibi are always trying to do something weird, so Saturday they’re doing the unthinkable: a party. With the help of Chattanooga Whiskey and Pure Sodaworks, The Bitter Alibi will host a casual gathering featuring whiskey cocktails, grilled meats and live DJs. Guests will also get a sneak peek at the new upstairs expansion. Pets are welcome, too, apparently.
When: Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Where: 825 Houston St.
How much: Free to attend
Palate 2 Palette
Hosted by the Craniofacial Foundation of America, the eighth annual Palate 2 Palette event is dedicated to celebrating the arts in the city’s historical Southside district while raising proceeds for the foundation. This year, guests will be invited to enter the merry old land of Oz with a "The Wizard of Oz"-themed magical journey called "The Wizard of Us." Click here for a list of galleries and themes. Track 29 will be the final stop, where guests will experience a transformed Emerald City dance party from 8 to 10 p.m. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, April 25, 5–8 p.m.
Where: Click here for a list of participating locations
How much: $100 for general admission or $150 for VIP (includes an open bar)