Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 7/29 - 8/5

Posted by Anna Varnell on Friday, July 29th, 2022 at 12:54pm.


Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, July 29th to Friday, August 5th.

Friday, July 29th

Nigthfall: Call Me Spinster, Drew Sterchi & The Blues Tribe

When: 6:00pm
Where: Miller Plaza, 850 Market St.
Cost: Free

We may be a bit partial to this event, but we know you will not be disappointed! Drew Sterchi (Anna's uncle) & The Blues Tribe will be performing along with Call Me Spinster at Nightfall tonight! The night will start off with Call Me Spinster with their "soulful sisterly harmonies." The 3 Chattanooga native sisters will be sharing their unique sounds as they meld familial harmony and old-timey sensibilities with pop sounds, reviving classics of doo-wop, 80’s art pop, and 90’s boy band rock. Following their performance, after a 2.5 years pause on live performances due to the pandemic, Drew Sterchi & The Blues will be returning with a bang! For more than 50 years, he has performed with a 4-piece band, but tonight he will take the stage with 12 other musicians for what is sure to be one heck of a show! As always, Nightfall will offer food and drinks for purchase as well as the Nightfall Art Market prior to the concert. For more information and to see a full line up of the concert series, click here.

Saturday, July 30th

Chambers PitMaster BBQ Cook-Off & Open House

When: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Chambers Welding, 1009 Taft Hwy
Cost: Free

The inaugural Chambers PitMaster BBQ Cook-Off is happening this Saturday! Swing by this Chambers Welding for some delicious BBQ and exciting entertainment. Pit Masters Ezzard C. Robinson, CEO or Gourmet Eating Company, and Robert Pace III, Big Brothers BBQ, will be battling it out for the best BBQ. There will also be a DJ, Fire Eater entertainment, welding classes, vendors, and so much more! What a way to finish the summer strong with some yummy food and good summer fun! For details, head over to the Facebook event by clicking here.

July 30th-31st

Chattanooga Watercross Premier

When: 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Chester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Cir N
Cost: Free

You do not want to miss this! The Chattanooga Watercross Premier is happening this Saturday and Sunday! Come cheer on your favorite racer as competitors whip around bouys fighting to be the fastest jet ski. Both days will be filled with family fun watching races, freestyle exhibition, food trucks, and more! For more details and to find a map of the race course, check out the Chattanooga Watercross Premier Facebook page.


Sunday, July 31st

Chattanooga Bluegrass

When: 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Cost: Free

This Sunday, at the Chattanooga Market, will be a toe-tappin’, banjo playin’, string singing’ mix of country & folk that will get you up and dancing! Spend the day listening to some fantastic bluegrass starting with a performance from Randy Steele at 12:30 followed by New Grass Express at 2pm. Delicious food trucks and brews will also be on site to enjoy while you listen! Don't forget about the fresh produce, local goods, and artisan gifts to shop from as well!

Saturday, July 30th

Alley Vibes 2022

When: 6:00pm
Where: Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St.
Cost: $15

The very first ever Alley Vibes is happening this weekend! The night will be filled with live electronic music with performances by BOHANNONS, SEVENSTONES, GOOD GRIEF, and CODY PARSON & THE HEAVY CHANGE. Along with the live music, there will be art vendors, amazing food, and drinks throughout the night. Be sure to show up dressed to impress as there will be a costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Click here for details on Alley Vibes and to find a preview of the music.

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