As January comes to a close, we are looking forward to longer days & warmer temps. We are also prepping for Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, & Even St. Patrick’s Day (So Be on the Lookout). We have tried to stay away from “Top 5” Lists of what to do in the Scenic City on the weekends, since there is just so much going on, it makes it hard to pick just 5. Although of past indifference to this we decided to go ahead and try it.
Chattanooga it looks to be a frigid start to the weekend, but there are plenty of things to keep you busy, moving, & warm!
As always, you can find Everything That is Happening in Chattanooga Here
Friday • Saturday • Sunday
Here are our picks for the Top 5 Things Happening The Last Weekend of January:
Check Out Some Awesome Comedy at The Comedy Catch. This Weekend they are featuring “Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth. “Big Irish” Jay Hollingsworth and his “charmingly brutal” style has earned him first place in the March Comedy Madness Competition, The Best of Boston and he was a finalist in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Jay’s many appearances on All Def as well as multiple stand-up clips, has garnered Jay over 100 million views across YouTube and all social media platforms. From his notable appearances on some of the country’s top podcasts such as “About Last Night,” Robert Kelly’s “You Know What Dude,” Greg Fitzsimmons “Fitzdog Radio” and Doug Benson’s “Doug Loves Movies” and “Benson Interruption” – Jay has made his mark as a comic’s comic.
Tickets are available starting at $17 & You Can Get Them Here
Friday & Saturday Night Shows start at 7:30 & 9:45 pm
Next we have a Beer Fest at Chattanooga’s Most Fun Hotel, Moxy Chattanooga Downtown • “A Cold One Beer Fest 2022“ Brings Local & Regional Brews, Live Music, Food Trucks, & Fun all for a good cause! • Grab your crew and bring out your eternal hop-timist at our annual A Cold One Beer Fest at Moxy’s Railyard! We’ll cure your ale-ments with a lager-than-life way to celebrate winter in Chattanooga, all for a great cause! Join us to experience an incredible selection of specialty crafted beers in a variety of styles from: Wanderlinger Brewing Company // Sweet Water Brewing Company // OddStory Brewing Company // Naked River Brewing // Five Wits Brewing Company // Three Taverns Craft Beers // Brewski Beers //+ More!
Live music from Richard Daigle with Conrad Hyde, Shawnessey, We Are Us, and 3’s Company. Plus, food truck eats, hot swag, and cold beer.
General Admission tickets are available for $35 per person for afternoon OR evening access to the event (choose from two tasty sessions: 1:00 – 4:30 pm or 5:30 – 9:00 pm) Or purchase tickets for both and stay all day – brew can do it! Tickets include entry to the event, access to live music, and a Beer Passport good for one eight-ounce pour from each beer vendor. Check off all vendors listed on your passport and receive a complimentary full 12-ounce pour from your favorite brewery. Price for admission goes up the day of the event. Time to hop to it! •Proceeds to go to Chattanooga State’s Hospitality Program Scholarship Fund.
You Can Get Tickets Here • Saturday Afternoon 1:00 & 5:30 pm
If you are looking for some awesome live music while helping out a great cause & some great people, check out Fountainhead Taproom on Saturday Night for the Fuller Fundraiser.
The Fuller Fundraiser is a birthday bash, concert and auction being held to raise money and support for Shannon and Dixie Fuller. Shannon was diagnosed with stage four cancer in early December and her medical bills are piling up rapidly. Many of you also know that Dixie was laid off at the beginning of the pandemic so medical expenses have been all out-of-pocket. What better way to help them through this time than to remove one of the most stressful parts of adulting; money. If you know Shannon and Dixie, you know they come from a family that has helped the homeless and our community for decades. Their restaurant, Zarzour’s Café, is the oldest restaurant in Tennessee and has been home-base for their generosity since 1918. Now, the community has the opportunity to repay them for decades of good food and good hearts.
Come ready to celebrate Shannon’s birthday, hear live music, buy auction items and make Shannon and Dixie laugh, smile, and feel the love • Musical Entertainment: Sam Steadman // No Big Deal // Roger Alan Wade // Amber Carrington • Special Guests and Auction items throughout the event.
Live Music Starts at 4:00 pm • Check Out All the Awesome Auction Items Being Offered Here
Local music at a local record store is going down Saturday Afternoon. Check out Ryan Oyer’s ‘Rise & Shine’ Vinyl LP Release Party at Yellow Racket Records. Yellow Racket will be hosting an in-store meet & greet event for the release of ‘Rise & Shine’ Ryan Oyer‘s first Vinyl LP! A generational and relatable storytelling album filled with enthusiastic sentiments of love. Performing songs with his sons and his father demonstrates perfectly the beauty of his message. A melodic inspiring journey of Fatherhood. His daily adventures of teaching, learning and growing together, exploring and creating together. With groovy feel good original music staying true to his Brit-Pop musical influences; Ryan created melodies you can’t help to hum for days while smiling.
From 2:00 – 4:00 pm Ryan Oyer will be playing tunes, chatting & signing albums & from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Ryan Oyer will perform the album live
Chattz coffee ‘Rise & Shine’ blend will also be available for purchase
Last but not least, to close out an amazing season of Ice Skating, check out 3rd Annual Chattanooga Skillet Curling Championships at Ice on the Landing in the Choo Choo Gardens. The tournament this year features 22 teams from across the city including Naked River Brewing, Tremont Tavern, Lodge Cast Iron, Chattanooga Football Club, Main Street Meats and WRCB -TV. Beer will be served at the ice all weekend courtesy of Naked River Brewing and local Chili cooking legends, Los Guapos, will be serving their world class chili all day Sunday. Also it is the last days to ice skate for the season.
The ice rink will be open to the public for skating at the close of the skillet tournament each day, Saturday from 5:00 – 11:00 pm & Sunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm.
This is a free event open to the public beginning at 10:00 am Saturday & Sunday.
Don’t miss the best winter event in Chattanooga and come out to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank! See you on the ice!