Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.
Unknown Hinson at Rhythm & Brews
Batten down the hatches, Unknown Hinson is in town tonight with Justin Wells for what promises to be a freaky, incendiary night of music and chaos. A profile featured by Rhythm & Brews calls Hinson “Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show.” Hinson has gained prominence as the voice of “Early” on the hit animated show "Squidbillies", but he’s also a heck of a musician and talent. Justin Wells will open the show tonight at Rhythm & Brews. Buy tickets here.
When: Friday, Oct. 11., 9 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How Much: $15
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event
Although the shutdown of the federal government has closed national parks and battlefields, events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continue. Since Wednesday, the Chattanooga Convention Center has played host to Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial signature event “Occupation and Liberation” Symposium. Saturday marks the final day of events.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12., 9 a.m—5 p.m.
Where: 736 Market St.
How Much: Free
RiverRocks Finale/Scenic City Roots
After all of the physically demanding adventure sports are done, there’s only one thing left to do: party. Saturday’s RiverRocks finale will include a live performance of Scenic City Roots at a special outdoor stage. Booker T, Radney Foster, and Space Capone will perform during the event. Local flavor is provided by Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers. The party will also provide a sneak peak of The Block, featuring High Point Climbing and Fitness. The state of the art building features 25,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor climbing and will be the new retail location of the Rock/Creek retail store. Admission is free.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12., 5:30 p.m.
Where: 200 Broad St.
How Much: Free
Banana Ball at Zoo
The annual mega-fundraiser for the Chattanooga Zoo is the popular Banana Ball. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a presentation by Jeff Corwin, up-close animal encounters, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing and an open bar. A new event, Banana Split, gives kids an opportunity to meet and hear stories from Corwin. The Banana Split is from 3 to 4p.m. and tickets are $25.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
How Much: $75
Yonder Mountain String Band
Right at home with the hippies and hipsters, Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band will, no doubt, play to both groups on Sunday at Track 29. The band cites influences like Del McCoury and Bad Religion. Their style is both genre-defying and original. The Packway Handle Band will open the show. You can call them “progressive bluegrass” or whatever you want, but Yonder Mountain String Band are in their own tiny little box, way out in the middle distance.
When: Sunday, Oct. 13., 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How Much: $20 advance/$25 day of the show
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