It is a busy weekend in the Scenic City. As always you can find daily happy hours, live music, karaoke, trivia, places to dance, & everything that is happening all over Chattanooga in one spot!
Here are our 5 picks for Things Happening in Chattanooga this weekend!
#1 Comedy • Friday – Sunday
There are 5 Different Ways to catch a comedy show in Chattanooga this weekend. We couldn’t pick just one so we had to throw them all together.
First up Friday Night we have the Biweekly: Carpetbagger’s Comedy Night is a continuously sold out comedy show held on the first and third Fridays at the Bode Hotel downtown Chattanooga. When NYC shut, Jeff (a native NYC comic) moved into the Bode hotel to run a show inside their lobby. Each lineup’s a new mix of NYC comics and Southeast favorites. This week you can check out comedians: Jason David • Minori Hinds • Ngozi IK • Reed Landry • Lauren Reilly • Brock Savage • Jeff Greenspan. Swing by for the “Pre-Show Happy Hour” from 8:00 – 9:00 pm and stock up with discounts on all sorts of drinks and enjoy free up-close magic at the tables! The Comedy show starts at 9:00 pm.
Tickets are available for $10 & You Can Get Them Here
Second on Friday night as well we have Cut-Throat Comedy hosting Nathan Owens Special Debut Comedy Show Taping at JJ’s Bohemia. Nathan Owens is a stand up comedian from Atlanta and has traveled throughout the southeast spreading his own brand of awkward funny. Proud to be born in West Virginia and raised in Georgia Nathan brings his own stories and unique observations to the stage. Nathan has been all over the southeast and opened for Greg Behrendt, Ryan Singer, Erin Foley, Chad Daniels, Brian Moote, David Perdue, Damon Sumner, Dave Stone, and Joe DeRosa. Come to JJ’s Bohemia to see him film his debut special!
You Can Get Tickets Here for $10 • Doors at 8:30 pm & Show at 9:00 pm
Lastly The Comedy Catch is having a special engagement Friday – Sunday with Comedian Dale Jones. Dale’s machine gun style delivery and animated facials combined with quick improvisations and non-stop physical comedy has led to TV appearances on Fox, The Comedy Network in Canada, and he made it to the final 18 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He also recently won the prestigious Antelope Valley Comedy Festival. Dale has become a favorite here at The Comedy Catch and you don’t want to miss this high energy show! You can catch shows on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 & 9:45 pm & Sunday as well at 7:30 pm. Tickets Start at $20 on Friday & Saturday and $17 on Sunday.
#2 Con Nooga • Friday – Sunday
It is that time of the year for Con Nooga to take over the Chattanooga Convention Center. Con Nooga is Chattanooga’s Only Multiple Genre Convention spanning: Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Paranormal, Fantasy, Literature, Comics, Gaming, Bands (music), Movies, and so much more…. If it’s Fandom it’s at Con Nooga! Including amazing programming and events based around all genres and even a Kids/ Family programming track… Con Nooga is normally held the weekend after Valentines day or within two weeks of that time. 3 Days of amazing Fans, Guests, Music, Movies, Seminars, Contests, – So much fun – we can’t even describe it here! The Weekend is full of special Programming, Entertainment, Special Guests, Plenty of Gaming, Contests, & So Much More.
Friday – Sunday • See Schedule Here • Get Badges Here
#3 Burlaep Print & Press Birthday • Saturday
This Saturday Burlaep Print & Press a local Coffee shop and printing shop is turning 1 Year Old. They are throwing a Birthday boogie to celebrate and want to party it up with you! Mark your calendars and get ready to boogie because they’re teaming up again with our good pals the Southeastern Climbers Coalition and Sorba Chattanooga to throw the raddest birthday bash around! They’ll have the DJ stylings from Good Noise Collective, so get ready to get down on the dance floor. Tickets are $10 at the door and they’ll be boogying from 8:00 – 11:00 pm • A percentage of all sales from the night will go directly to SORBA and the SCC, so who doesn’t want to party it up while contributing to awesome outdoor accessibility and conservation?
Doors at 7:00 pm & 21+
#4 Over Easy EP Release • Saturday
They already had to reschedule once, so the Hype is even greater. Make sure to join local band Over Easy at Songbirds Foundation for their EP Release Party “Binary”. Funk-rock outfit Over Easy has quickly taken the Chattanooga, TN music scene by storm. With blazing guitar riffs and smooth melodies, their high energy performances are sure to keep anyone on their feet. As Jake Van Valkenburg from Barking Legs Theater said, “Anyone who sees a live performance from the band can hear the influences all over their sound: the ambitious progressive rock of Yes, the other-worldly jams of 70’s funk, and a dynamic sensibility for upbeat jam music.” With a wide variety of musical backgrounds and influences, the members of Over Easy have managed to create something truly unique. Their music contains a steady heartbeat of funk with the emotion of progressive rock but they can effortlessly drift between a palette of other genres. This allows the group to freely create a performance that has something for everyone.After a year of rigorously gigging around the Tennessee Valley, Over Easy quickly became one of the premier live bands in Chattanooga. They have played at Chattanooga’s Nightfall Music Series and shared the stage with The Rebirth Brass Band, Marbin, Cycles, and Funk You. They celebrated the release of their self titled EP with a memorable performance at the legendary Songbirds Guitar Museum in 2018. Since then, they have continued to perform at venues and breweries around the Southeast. Most recently, they have re-entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort.
This is going to be a standing only show. The Doors Open at 7:00 pm & The Show Starts at 8:00 pm.
#5 Umphrey’s McGee • Sunday
This Sunday at The Signal Umphrey’s McGee takes the stage for a rocking Sunday Night Show! After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN, in 1997. After releasing their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, the first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group continue to push the envelope and test the limits. Their brand-new studio album, The London Session, was a dream come true for the members having been recorded at the legendary Studio Two at historic Abbey Road. The stealth recording session yielded 10 tracks in a single day, proving once again, the prolific UM waits for no one. The original Umphrey’s McGee played a mix of originals and cover songs, waiting just eight months to release their debut album, the cheekily titled Greatest Hits Volume III. Their initial “proper” recording, Local Band Does OK, came out in 2002, followed shortly afterward by an appearance at the first-ever Bonnaroo in Tennessee, selling more albums than any other band on the bill. The 2007 double album, Live at the Murat, earned a four-star review in Rolling Stone and a Jammy for Best Live Album.
You can Get Tickets Here • Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 8:00 pm
Bonus: After the Umphrey’s McGee Show, if you are still ready to party it up into President’s Day, check out After Parties at:
The Dark Roast Chattanooga with St. Owsley at 11:00 pm / $10 / 21+
JJ’s Bohemia with KillaKeyz at 11:00 pm • $12 Cover at the Door