Looking for St. Patrick's Day events? Check out event guide here.
Road to Nightfall continues
The final weekend of preliminary rounds for the 2017 Road to Nightfall competition continues this weekend at Granfalloon. Preliminary rounds will feature six or seven bands each night, with the winners moving on to the finals March 25. The winner of the Road to Nightfall competition will receive an opportunity to perform a 90-minute set during the 2017 Nightfall season.
When: Friday–Saturday, March 17–18, 8 p.m.
Where: 400 E. Main St.
How much: $10
Shenandoah 30th anniversary tour
If you're a fan of modern country music, Shenandoah is already a household name. With hits such as "Two Dozen Roses," "I Want to Be Loved Like That" and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)," the band will celebrate 30 years at Revelry Room Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Revelry Room provides one of the most intimate venues possible in which to hear the band. Click here for tickets. Watch the band perform "I Want to Be Loved Like That" below.
When: Friday, March 17, 9 p.m.
Where: 41 Station St.
How much: $25–$28
St. Chatty's Day Parade/Party on the Parkway
St. Patrick's Day proper is Friday night, but locals are encouraged to continue the party throughout Saturday. Festivities start with the fourth annual St. Chatty's Day Parade, featuring local high school marching bands, bagpipers and more at noon. The parade will begin at Fourth and Cherry streets and will wind down Market Street across the bridge and into Coolidge Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., The Honest Pint will present Party on the Parkway with live music, beer vendors and an outdoor kids zone. Admission is $15, and all proceeds will benefit SoundCorps and Kids on the Block. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, March 18, 12 and 2 p.m.
Where: 35 Patten Parkway
How much: $15
Chattanooga Roller Girls opening bout
The Chattanooga Roller Girls are back for another season of high-intensity roller derby action Saturday. A "unicorn-rainbow"-themed doubleheader starts when the Chattanooga B Railers (CRG B team) take on the Brawlers (the B team for Hard Knox Rollergirls from Knoxville) at 5 p.m. That game will be followed by the main bout between the Chattanooga All-Stars and the Dixie Derby Girls at 7 p.m. The bout will also serve as a fundraiser for teammate Brooke Mendenhall, who is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Discount tickets are available for military personnel at $8 per ticket. Children ages 6–12 are admitted for $5, and kids under 5 are free.
When: Saturday, March 18, 5 p.m.
Where: 1150 Carter St.
How much: $10
Ed Johnson Commemoration Day
Citizens will honor the memory of Ed Johnson during a ceremony at the Walnut Street Bridge Sunday, the 111th anniversary of his death by lynching. The ceremony is presented by the Ed Johnson Project, which seeks to "promote racial healing and reconciliation in Chattanooga by creating a permanent memorial." The commemoration begins at 2 p.m. at the south end of the bridge. Click here for more information. Admission is free.
When: Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m.
Where: 100 Walnut St.
How much: Free