published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Music Calendar - May 1-7

ACOUSTIC GOSPEL JAM -- Brainerd United Methodist Church, McFerrin Chapel, 4315 Brainerd Road. Jam session, 6-7 p.m. each Sunday. After 7 p.m. play anything. 423-698-5928.

BLUEGRASS -- Whole Foods Market, 301 Manufacturers Road. Forever Bluegrass presents live bluegrass music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday. Free.

CHARLES & MYRTLE'S COFFEEHOUSE -- Christ Unity Church, 105 McBrien Road. Fingerstyle guru Richard Smith performs, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 3. $10 suggested donation. 423-892-4960,

CHOO CHOO CHORUS -- All Saints Academy, 310 E. Eighth St. Men's barbershop harmony group rehearsal, 7-9:30 p.m. each Monday. All voice ranges needed; not required to read music. 423-894-8559, 423-413-8681.

COWBOY GOSPEL JUBILEE -- Cleveland Cowboy Church, 3040 Blythe Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Eight Days After featured, 7 p.m. Friday, May 2. 423-476-7936.

CUMBERLAND JAMBOREE -- Palace Theatre, 72 S. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. The Trackside Show band presents eight decades of hits from traditional country to Southern rock, 7 p.m. CST Saturday, May 3. Free general admission (doors open at 6 p.m.), $10 reserved. 931-484-6133,,

EVENING SHADE -- Johnston Park, Ocoee and Inman streets, Cleveland, Tenn. Weekly concert series opens with Gaither Homecoming-style singing featuring 2x2 Quartet, Trinity Trio, Heartstrings, Mercy's Bridge, Mallory Ledford, Briar Lowe and First Baptist Ladies Ensemble, with Danny Murray as host, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. Free.

FIDDLING -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Multigenre Canadian fiddler April Verch performs, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 423-624-5347,

FRIENDS OF FOLK MUSIC -- Chattanooga Folk School, 1200 Mountain Creek Road, Suite 130. Individual performances and jam session for acoustic musicians, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 4. 423-867-3092, 423-775-2996.

GOSPEL, CHATTANOOGA -- East Ridge Christian Church, 1514 Rebecca Drive. Featured singers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, May 1. 894-8111.

GOSPEL, CHATTANOOGA -- First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace. Frettin' on Faith dulcimer and steel drum ensemble and The Bobos featured, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. 423-894-5254, 423-987-4737.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- Gospel Singing Hall, Highway 27 North. Donnie Young and New Beginning with featured singers, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3. 423-285-2165.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- Bimbo's Restaurant, 7606 Rhea County Highway. Dave Seratte featured, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. 423-240-7210.

GOSPEL, DAYTON, TENN. -- McDonald's, 130 Able Drive. Holyland featured, 7 p.m. today, May 1. 423-775-1529.

GOSPEL, EAST BRAINERD -- Wendy's, 7655 East Brainerd Road. Under Grace and The Helms Family featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 5. 423-331-7126.

GOSPEL, HIXSON -- Dairy Queen, 5433 Highway 153. Kindred Spirits Vocal Band and Middle Valley Boys featured, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. 423-867-7217.

GOSPEL, JASPER, TENN. -- Praise & Worship Family Outreach Center, 100 Cannon St. Sam Sampson and Marcellus Scott featured, 6 p.m. CDT Saturday, May 3. 423-582-9425.

GOSPEL, OOLTEWAH -- Wendy's, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. Greg Finch and The Grasshoppers featured, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. 423-899-7852.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD, GA. -- Cloud Springs Deli, 4097 Cloud Springs Road. Jim Ricketts & Crystle Elam and Living Right Trio featured, 6 p.m. Monday, May 5. 423-598-6864.

GOSPEL, RINGGOLD, GA. -- Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road. Noblemen Quartet and Hope for Tomorrow Trio featured, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2.

GOSPEL, TRENTON, GA. -- American Legion Post 106, 13205 N. Main St. (Highway 11). Grace for Grace and Lynn Newman featured, 6 p.m. Monday, May 5. 423-305-3973.

KAMAMA MUSIC SERIES -- Kamama Gallery, 5951 Alabama Highway 117, Mentone, Ala. Concert by Ken Watters Trio, 7 p.m. today, May 1; doors open at 6 p.m. (all times Central). $10. Limited seating; reservations recommended. 256-634-3001.

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB -- Summitt Piano, 6209 Lee Highway. Business meeting followed by a duo-piano performances, featuring Steven Hollingsworth, Virginia Marion, Martha King, Freda Hart, Margaret Ann Randolph and Helen Louise Stout, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7. 423-499-0600.

MOUNTAIN OPRY -- Walden's Ridge Civic Center, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Bluegrass and mountain music, 8-11 p.m. each Friday. Free. 423-886-3252.

PATRIOTIC CONCERT -- Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. "Celebrate Freedom: A Salute to America and Those Who Have Served" by L'Abri Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Larry Flanagan, 7 p.m. today, May 1. 800-824-7469, 706-272-7676,

RED BANK BLUEGRASS JAM -- Grace Nazarene Church, 6310 Dayton Blvd. Jam session for all levels of bluegrass and country musicians, 6:30-9 p.m. each Thursday. Play or listen. 423-877-9948.

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. 423-240-3439.

SACRED SOUNDS -- Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Share America Foundation concert series features The Marksmen Quartet, 7:30 p.m. May 9. $5 donation.

SCENIC CITY CHORUS -- St. Elmo United Methodist Church, 4626 St. Elmo Ave. Women's four-part harmony sessions for all talent levels, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays. Singers needed; visitors welcome. 423-304-9131, 423-488-5087.

SENIORS DANCE -- Teamsters Union Hall, 4431 Bonny Oaks Drive. Band plays line dance, slow country and '50s rock music, 7-10 p.m. each Saturday. $5 donation. 423-867-7185.

SNOW HILL BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE -- Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, 9100 Snow Hill Road, Harrison. Volunteer firefighters sponsor jamboree by area bands, 5:45-10 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Free. 423-344-5619.

WIDE OPEN FLOOR -- Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Monthly performing-arts showcase for dancers, poets, musicians, 8 p.m. Friday, May 2. $5, cash preferred. 423-624-5347,

YOUTH ORCHESTRA --Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras conclude season with spring program, 7 p.m. Monday, May 5. Materials ranges from "Star Trek" to Ukrainian folk melodies.Solos by vocalist Isabella Vanderhoof and oboist Justin Smith. $7 adults, $5 children, students and seniors. 423-267-9011.

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