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Our 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, September 29th, at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, Tennessee!

The event is organized by Chattanooga Public Market, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, call (423) 648-2496

Bucktown Kickback: Live at 2!

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The intrigue begins with their name but catch a live show or listen to any track from one of their three self-released albums and you’ll feel like you may have just discovered one of independent music’s best kept secrets. Formed in 2002 among the Bluegrass rich landscape of the Ohio River Valley and within earshot of Appalachia, Bucktown Kickback quickly earned respect from live music fans hungry for honest, hard driving, hot picking, barn burning, foot stomping, original songs about life’s ups and downs and the relationships that come along for the ride. In 2005 Bucktown Kickback released their highly anticipated debut album SPEAKEASY which saw heavy rotation on AAA, Independent, College and Satellite Radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Starting in 2006, Nashville, TN became the base of operations for the band’s lastest two releases and promotional tours (LOST IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN and FICTION PICKIN’) following the move of lead singer/songwriter/band leader Adam Brooks Dudding.

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Posted on Friday, September 13th 2013

Bedhed and Blondy: Live at 12:30!

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Bedhed and Blondy are an Alt-Country/Americana group based in Nashville, TN. Formed in February 2010, they quickly attracted attention for strong songwriting and harmony vocals. As quoted in the Murfreesboro Music Examiner, Fran Jackson “has an authentic blues feeling… with that bit of edge that makes her stand out.”
The group’s third cd “Down South” was recently released mid-Summer 2012 and is currently generating terrific press. Moving between bluesy folk, southern rock, and alt-country,  ”Dixie fried americana” may be the best description as their latest press release claims.
It all started with their debut acoustic nine-song disk, “Somewhere In Memphis” released in 2010 which was followed by the release of their second cd “Nuthin’…” in November 2011. Speaking to the “Nuthin’…” cd, John Pavlovsky of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express Radio Show says, “Sparse instrumentation underscores this release, allowing the duo’s voices, and songs to be at the forefront of a band that echoes newgrass, folk, and blues.” The Nashville Music Guide says, “…This is a great CD…eight original tracks filled with awesome tunes and outstanding harmonies…” Janet Goodman of Music News Nashville says, “…They’ve created an acoustic, little-left-of-mainstream honey of a record.”

www.bedhedandblondy.blogspot.com

Posted on Friday, September 13th 2013

Directions

 First Tennesee Pavilion

1829 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Adjacent to Finley Stadium, the First Tennessee Pavilion is an open-air, covered pavilion that hosts hundreds of events each season, including the AVA/4 Bridges Arts Festival, UTC Football Tailgating and The Chattanooga Market.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Atlanta
Take I-75 North to I-24 West to US 27 North (Downtown Chattanooga). Exit at Main Street (Exit 1). Turn left onto Main Street. Take an immediate right on to Carter Street.

From Birmingham
Take I-59 North to I-24 East to US 27 North (Downtown Chattanooga). Exit at Main Street (Exit 1). Turn left onto Main Street. Take an immediate right on to Carter Street.

From Knoxville
Take I-75 South to I-24 West to US 27 North (Downtown Chattanooga). Exit at Main Street (Exit 1). Turn left onto Main Street. Take an immediate right on to Carter Street.

From Nashville
Take I-24 East to US 27 North (Downtown Chattanooga). Exit at Main Street (Exit 1). Turn left onto Main Street. Take an immediate right on to Carter Street.

Posted on Thursday, August 29th 2013

Rules & Registration

This year we are revamping our Chili Cook-Off and turning it into an event designed to help support other local non-profits and charitable organizations to both raise funds and raise awareness.

WHEN & WHERE:

Sunday, September 29th at the Chattanooga Market from 11-4

The First Tennessee Pavilion
1826 Reggie White Blvd 
Chattanooga, TN 37408

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE:

  • A 10x10 space to prepare and serve your chili
  • Extensive Marketing
  • Live Music
  • A lot of mouths to feed!

**Last year’s attendance was estimated to be approximately 7,000 people. This year the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be starting in Finley Stadium directly adjacent to the market. We anticipate this will bring quite a few additional customers to the market.

WHAT YOU WILL PROVIDE:

  • Everything needed to setup and serve your chili including:
  • Tables & Table Cloths
  • Tent
  • 12 oz bowls and 4 oz sample cups
  • Utensils
  • Banners and Signage for your Organization
  • And of Course PLENTY of your best Chili!(20 gallon minimum to participate-but more is welcome)

 

RULES & REGISTRATION

Registration is completely free and all profits made will stay with you. We do request a report of sales however so that we can track economic impact of the event. 

Prices will be standard for all vendors:

  • Full Bowl - $5
  • Sample - $2

There will be a judging panel that will recognize the top 3 chilis!

The number of participants will be capped - so be sure to register early!

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Posted on Thursday, August 29th 2013