Friday, April 25, 2014 · 12:37 a.m.

Mainx24 Guide No. 3: Music


Mainx24 is this weekend, and the schedule of events is jam-packed with something for everyone.

The free event celebrating Chattanooga’s Main Street has become one of the most popular community events in the city. It features 24 hours of fun, entertainment, shopping and revelry beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 a.m. and lasting an entire 24-hour stretch into Sunday.

Click here for a complete schedule and more information. will attempt to break down the variety of activities into three digestible thematic guides throughout the week. These guides are by no means comprehensive. However, they should prove useful as a starting point for the uninitiated.

This third and final guide will focus on the music performances taking place at Mainx24.

Click here for part one, featuring the essential events of Mainx24. And here’s part two, highlighting the "weird" events of the festival.

Jazz brunch
Start your morning off right with a little brunch and jazz at The Camp House. Divine Jazz will provide the music, performing jazz standards from the 1900s to 1940s. Joy Devlin is the vocalist, and David James performs on guitar.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m.
Where: 1427 Williams St.
How much: Varies

Loading Dock of Rock
Coinciding with the World Heavyweight Chili Championship is the Loading Dock of Rock, featuring Musical Moose (WUTC’s Tommy Cotter is a member), Mythical Motors and Dark Horse Ten.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 326 E. Main St.
How much: Free

Ms. Griffin’s Pickin’ & Grinnin' & Foot Long Hot Dogs Party
Celebrating 74 years as a mainstay on Main Street, Ms. Griffin’s Foot Long Hot Dogs will host a pickin’ party and hot dog eating contest during Mainx24. The contest is at noon. Click here for more information. Please don’t choke. Also featured will be a variety of local musicians performing an informal pickin’ session. Have an instrument? They might let you join in if you can strum a G chord.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 847 E. Main St.
How much: Free to attend, $20 to enter the contest

Wide Open Folk School Extravaganza 
The Church on Main will host the Folk School of Chattanooga for a full day of music, dance, poetry, theater and art. The second annual Wide Open Folk School Extravaganza will feature a number of performances, including a youth event and veteran floorists. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the ongoing efforts of the Folk School of Chattanooga.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2-4 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: 1601 Rossville Ave.
How much: Free

Warehouse Party at Clyde’s Auto Glass
Who would’ve thought a few years ago that Clyde’s Auto Glass would become one of Chattanooga’s best event spaces? Just like last year, the pre-party party of Mainx24 is the Warehouse Party, featuring local music from soCro, Summer Dregs and Shark Week. Food trucks will be on hand to fuel your party buckets (what?) from Good Dog and The Muenster Truck. Drinks? Absolutely. Again, this event is totally, completely free unless you want to throw money at the bands.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 122 E. Main St.
How much: Free

Swing dance party with The 9th Street Stompers
Immediately following the Wide Open Folk School Extravaganza is a swing party to end all swing parties. Chattanooga’s 9th Street Stompers is a self-proclaimed six-piece party band. They promise to cook up a "big mess of dance music" into the evening. Polish your dance shoes, folks!

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Where: 1601 Rossville Ave.
How much: $6

DJFlux308 at The Crash Pad
The Crash Pad is hosting a bonfire and keg party throughout Mainx24 with music from DJ Flux, beginning at 6 p.m. DJFlux308 will be cranking out dance and world music perfect for moving around a fire or chilling in a hammock.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
Where: 29 Johnson St.
How much: Free

Trombone Shorty at Track 29
Funky R&B with a touch of soul and a lot of heart invades Track 29 with Trombone Shorty. Opening the show is the talented Alanna Royale. This show is all about love and dancing and perfectly coincides with the community-themed message of Mainx24. Loosen those reins and have a good time, folks. Nobody’s watching. Click here for tickets.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $20 in advance, $25 day of show

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