Pierre Bensusan at Barking Legs
Chattanooga's premier listening venue will host acclaimed guitarist Pierre Bensusan in concert. His prior visit to Chattanooga was a sold-out show, and fans of acoustic virtuosity should take heed. As a student of music, Bensusan offers $12 discounts to students for his shows. Guitarist Leo Kottke said of Bensusan, "His music gives me the shakes … No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy." Watch Bensusan perform below. Click here for tickets.
When: Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $18 in advance or $22 on the day of the show
Hip-Hop CHA at Revelry Room
The last Hip-Hop CHA event at Revelry Room was an evening of old-school hip-hop and dancing. The collective returns with another event Friday night featuring DJ D-Whit, DJ C-Real and DJ Hollywood Oompa. Guests will include MC's C-Grimey, Kay B. Brown and Kunstruct. The event is designed to "promote inclusion through hip-hop-centric events across Chattanooga." Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
Where: 41 Station St.
How much: $5 in advance or $8 at the door
Road to Nightfall finals at Miller Plaza
The Road to Nightfall finals will feature the five remaining bands from the original 30 competitors at Miller Plaza Saturday night. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. The show begins at 8 p.m. This is an all-ages event, and those under 18 can get into the show for free. Finalists are Walrus, Over Easy, Mountain Cove Bluegrass, Josh Driver & the Dixieland Playboys and Monday Night Social. An overview of the finals—including clips of all bands—can be found here. The winner will perform a 90-minute set during the upcoming Nightfall season.
When: Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m.
Where: 850 Market St.
How much: $10
Native American Festival and Pow Wow
The 10th annual Chattanooga Native American Festival and Pow Wow on the River will be held in the First Tennessee Pavilion this weekend. Each day will feature professional Native American artists, singers, dancers and musicians. Native American artists will provide lessons in storytelling, bow making, beading, weaving and more to educate visitors about the region’s heritage and culture. Weekend admission is $15 for adults, with discounts available for children, seniors, military personnel and first responders. A complete schedule of events can be viewed here. The event is sponsored by Native American Services, whose mission is "to serve as a resource network for education and preservation of Native American history and culture in the three-state area of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia."
When: Saturday–Sunday, March 25–26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass
Coming to America: The Story of Journeys North
The Hunter Museum of American Art is teaming up with Coming to America: The Story of Us, a Chattanooga-based group featuring members of the refugee and immigrant community, Sunday. The program will be a group discussion, and guests will have the opportunity to visit the current exhibit "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art." Admission is free from 1 to 4 p.m., and more information is available here.
When: Sunday, March 26, 1–4 p.m.
Where: 10 Bluff View
How much: Free