It’s concert season in Chattanooga. With the exception of Friday night’s sold-out Weird Al Yankovic show at the Walker Theatre, you have two other options depending on your mood. The Black Angels and Black Lips will perform at The Signal at 8:30 p.m. Both bands are raucous and a loud good time. Alternatively, tickets are still available for America at the Tivoli Theatre. They’re known for the songs “Sister Golden Hair,” “Horse with no Name” and “Tin Man.” America performs at 8 p.m. Click the above links for tickets to either show.
When: Friday, April 13, 8 and 8:30 p.m.
Where: 709 Broad St. (America) and 1810 Chestnut St. (Black Angels/Black Lips)
How much: $22-$40
Everyone East Lake Festival
The East Lake Neighborhood Association and Empower Chattanooga presents the annual Everyone East Lake Festival on Saturday. Live music will be provided by Heatherly, Clare Donahue with Stephen Powers, Raphael Amaral, The UTD with Sheryl Campbell, Hara Paper, and Michael Mays and Joy! Other activities include The Book Fiesta with East Lake Language Arts, McKamey hosts a vaccine clinic and the Chattanooga Police Department will host a front porch roll call at 3 p.m.
When: Saturday, April 14, 12:30-5 p.m.
Where: 3000 E. 34th St.
How much: Free
Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival
Organizers invite local home-brewers and amateur chefs to participate in the second annual Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival. Brew Skies includes a home-brew competition and a food competition for amateur and professional cooks. The festival will be Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo gardens. Proceeds will benefit the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club, one of the smallest arms of local Rotarians. Admission is $35, and designated driver tickets will be $15. More information is here.
When: Saturday, April 14, 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $35 and up
Chattanooga Cruise In
The annual Chattanooga Cruise In is this weekend, and it’s expected to bring in thousands of car enthusiasts from around the Southeast to the Scenic City. The event will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., when thousands of cars will be parked near the Coker Tire headquarters at 1317 Chestnut St. The event is free to the public and is expected to have more than 2,000 customized cars, trucks and motorcycles for viewing. Guests can also tour the Coker Tire Museum free on the day of the event.
When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1317 Chestnut St.
How much: Free
JAM Fest: Musical Tribute to Billie Holiday
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and a Chattanooga music/arts organization is planning a number of events to celebrate. Billie Holiday was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Local jazz, gospel, soul artists, Mary Edwards, will perform as Holiday during the event. Tickets are available now.
When: Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 149 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $15