Landings and Takeoffs

Posted 7/11/18

• Calhoun’s River Town Festival

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Landings and Takeoffs


• Calhoun’s River Town Festival

July 14

Enjoy an exciting day celebrating the beauty and heritage of the Hiwassee River.

Events will take place at The Hiwassee Meadowland Park & The Hiwassee Blueway. There will be a Run to the River 5K and 1K, Historical Walk, photo contest, fishing contest, cardboard regatta, duck race, pedal parade, pontoon boat rides and live music. Admission and parking are free.

• Dinner by the River
July 14, 6:30-10 p.m.

Dinner by the River is a Farm to Table event meant to create an opportunity for people to have an "authentic farm experience and to connect with local food in a meaningful way.” It is a Country Club dinner out in the country, really. They will have a plated meal served on a long farmhouse table with white tablecloths. Musicians will be strolling and playing. The event will be held at Birchland Ocoee Farm (home of The River Maze), with the beautiful backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain, the Ocoee River and farm fields. Tickets are $59.50 per person.

Birchland Ocoee Farm

1371 Highway 64, Ocoee TN 37361

• Geek Alley at the ATC Warhammer American Team Championship

The American Team Championship is a convention for players of miniature gaming from all around the U.S. Players come together to compete for the title of “best club/team in the U.S.” in Warhammer 40k, Kings of War, Shadespire, Age of Sigmar, Horus Heresy, Star Wars Legions, Star Wars X-Wing and board games! In addition to the formal competition, the convention will be hosting a Geek Alley that brings together veteran vendors and cosplay vendors under one roof. Geek Alley will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Admission  to Geek Alley is FREE.

Also, there will be a huge board game library to the ATC this year! Come out and bring your friends! Just $5 per day gets you access to the board game library and tickets for the random board game door prize drawings! The open board game library will be open from 2-10 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Friday: 2-10 p.m

Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

Concessions will be available, so come out and play all day!

Camp Jordan Arena

323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge TN 37412

• The Art of Woodworking

July 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about the history of woodworking in the Ocoee Region and how to whittle. In the afternoon, learn the techniques of wood burning. This is a one-day camp.

The Museum Center at Five Points

200 Inman St., Cleveland TN 37311

• Modest Mouse
July 16, 8 p.m.

Indie rock legend Modest Mouse comes to Chattanooga’s prestigious Tivoli Theatre. See this influential band perform in the “Jewel of the South.” Tickets start at $70.

The Tivoli Theatre

709 Broad St., Chattanooga TN 37402

• ‘The Book of Mormon’

July 10 – 15

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit

The Historic Tennessee Theatre

604 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902 

• Frank Caliendo

July 11, 7 p.m.

Frank Caliendo, known for his impressions of George Bush, Bill Clinton, Morgan Freeman and most notably John Madden, is doing a string of smaller venue shows focusing on his most daring impression to date: himself. He will “be be doing a bunch of impressions in the shows… But I’m going to work on being “me” a lot more around them. More stories, some more stuff about me, my family, friends and observations ... and I’m just going to be a lot freer on stage.” Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are sold out, but tickets for the 9:30 show are still available for $35.

The Comedy Catch at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

1400 Market St., Chattanooga TN 37408

• The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in The Caverns

July 15, 2 p.m.

Located in the timeless valley of Pelham, at the base of Monteagle Mountain, The Caverns is a musical venue like no other. Located in an ancient and almost hidden cove in one of the most cavernous places on earth. The Caverns is the world's newest and oldest "performance hall." The caverns feature singular acoustics in a sublime and surreal setting. It's a magic cave and we welcome you to dig deeper. The Caverns is home to the PBS television show "Bluegrass Underground" and feature live shows throughout the year. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will play The Caverns on July 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets

• The Bacon Brothers at Songbirds South

July 17, 8-11 p.m.

With over 20 years of experience working shows on the road, The Bacon Brothers are far from a gimmick band. The brothers have amassed seven albums over the course of their careers as musicians, spanning rock, soul, folk and Americana. The Bacon Brothers, accomplished actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, will play the Songbirds South stage on July 17. Tickets are $38.

Songbirds South

35 Station St., Chattanooga TN 37408


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