published Friday, December 16th, 2011


ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM -- Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 5-6 p.m. each Sunday. After 6 p.m. play anything. 698-5928.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION -- Soddy-Daisy Community Center, 190 Depot St. Pickers and listeners gather, 7-10 p.m. Thursday. 332-4901.

A MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS -- Gem Theatre, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. Concert featuring all ages of players of tubas, euphoniums, baritones and sousaphones, 7 p.m. Saturday. Open registration, 3-3:45 p.m.; rehearsal 3:45-5:30 p.m.; supper for musicians, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $8 registration fee. 423-920-4700,,

BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND GOSPEL -- Older American Center, 414 W. 14th St., Chickamauga, Ga. Live music by High Point Bluegrass and other bands, 6 p.m. Saturday. Free. 706-858-3855.

BLUEGRASS JAM -- Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd. Weekly jam session for all levels of bluegrass and country musicians, 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Play or listen. 877-9948.

BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE -- Harrison Ruritan Club, 5709 Tyner Lane. Local artists perform, 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Free, but cash donations accepted for club's community-service projects and canned goods for Chattanooga Community Kitchen. 344-4828.

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. No shows in December. 892-3109.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS -- All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men's barbershop harmony, 7 p.m. each Monday. All ranges needed; not required to read music. 894-8559 or 413-8681.

COWBOY JUBILEE -- Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Gospel singing featuring Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam, 7 p.m. today. 423-476-7936.

GOSPEL -- Oakwood Community Church, 3927 Webb Road. Singing, 6 p.m. Sunday. 903-3652.

GOSPEL -- Shoney's, 2318 Shallowford Village Drive. John Wayne Hamilton, Chuck Robinson, Kim Million and Jerry Watkins featured, 6-8 p.m. Monday. 933-6080.

GOSPEL, BRIDGEPORT -- Hardee's, 50770 Alabama 277, Bridgeport, Ala. No show Tuesday. 423-305-3973.

GOSPEL, DAYTON -- Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, Tenn. Fisherman Quartet and Little Harmony featured, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON -- McDonald's, 130 Able Drive, Dayton, Tenn. Salt of the Earth featured, 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. 423-775-1529.

GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP -- Ryan's Restaurant, 5326 Ringgold Road. The Randolphs, Jerry Watkins and David James featured, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. 593-6864.

GOSPEL, HIXSON -- Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. No show Tuesday. 867-7217.

GOSPEL, KIMBALL -- Old Country Church, 32 Kimball Cove Road, Kimball, Tenn. Seeds of Joy and The Carter Family featured, 6-7:30 p.m. CST Saturday. 423-322-9216.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Rafael's Italian Restaurant, 5032 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. Greg Finch, Melissa Vines, Booker T. Scruggs and Haley Michelle Tucker featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. 284-1395.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Greg Finch, The McRoys and Tim Dockery featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 899-7852.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD -- Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road. Gary Winningham and Willow Creek Quartet featured, 6:30 p.m. today. 706-861-9885 or 423-488-6031.

GOSPEL, SALE CREEK -- Sale Creek Lions Club, 15222 Coppinger Road behind Sale Creek Middle/High School. Community Christmas Celebration with carols, readings, visit from Santa, 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 332-3996.

GOSPEL, TRENTON -- American Legion Hall, Trenton, Ga. Jim Ricketts and Dana Russell featured, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. 423-322-2952.

JIM BRICKMAN -- Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Best-selling pianist performs holiday favorites with guest vocalists Anne Cochran and Benjamin Utecht and electric violinist Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27. $25-$50, plus convenience fees. $75 VIP tickets include meet and greet with Brickman. 642-8497,

MOUNTAIN OPRY -- Walden's Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p.m. each Friday. Free. 886-3252.

PIANO CONCERT -- Summitt Pianos, 6209 Lee Highway. Middle Tennessee State University professor Joseph Akins, a Chattanooga native, performs selections from his new album, "A Piano Christmas," featuring pianist Michael Dulin, 3 p.m. Sunday. 615-473-7127.

PICKIN' AT THE POST -- American Legion Fred A. Morgan Post 106, Trenton, Ga. Christmas show with area bluegrass bands, 8 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. for open jam. Free. 423-260-6264.

RED CLAY PICKIN' BARN -- Intersection of Weatherly Switch and Old Lead Mine Valley Road on state Highway 317 near Red Clay Park, Cleveland, Tenn. Family musical entertainment, 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. Free to ages 12 and younger. 423-240-3439.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS -- First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 304-9131 or 488-5087.

SEBA JAM SESSION -- Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7407 Bonny Oaks Drive. Monthly meeting/jam session for Southeastern Bluegrass Association chapter, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Players of all levels welcome. 624-3063 or 314-1842,

WHITE DOVE CAFE -- Collegedale Community Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive. Adult Christian coffeehouse features performances by local songwriters. 7-9 p.m. today. 394-5464.

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