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Old 10-20-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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Default Chattanooga Renaissance Oktoberfest

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Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest (FREE)

When
Sat, October 24, 11am – 7pm

Where
North Shore District, Bluff View Art District & more

Description
Celebrating Chattanooga as the “South’s Renaissance City”—Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest is a signature partnership event that takes place on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with activities spanning from Renaissance Park, Coolidge Park, NorthShore, Walnut Street Bridge, and Bluff View Arts District. Envisioned and creatively directed by the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture (EAC)—Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest is a first annual event that engages partners from across the city. Special thanks go to event partner Chattanooga Market and to entertainment partner Friends of the Festival, for booking the Coolidge Park Stage. Highlights of Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest: Chattanooga Market presents “Market on the Bridge” on the Walnut Street Bridge for Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a day of Oktoberfest celebrations over the Tennessee River. And the Chattanooga Market Oktoberfest event will resume at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Sunday, October 25—two days to visit the market! Chattanooga Market is partnering with Big River Grille & Brewing Works to host Oktoberfest Beer Gardens on the Walnut Street Bridge and in Coolidge Park. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. the day’s events will wrap up with the Choo Choo Musical Parade—sponsored by the Chattanooga Choo Choo in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. Orchestrated in partnership with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Parks Foundation the Choo Choo Musical Parade will feature performances by students from Center for Creative Arts singing the Chattanooga Choo Choo in various renditions with emcee Dalton Roberts conducting the Choo Choo “Train”—and debuting the new Chattanooga-Hamilton County Parks Foundation Tram (which was formerly used to transport athletes at the Olympic Village during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta) in partnership with Advanced Transportation Technology Institute (ATTI). Creatively directed by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Parks Foundation, the first ever Choo Choo Musical Train and Parade begins its musical sojourn across the bridge, led by the UTC Choo Choo Engine and trailed by the Parks Foundation’s new People Mover, the parade will begin its journey retracing the stops of the original Choo Choo song, in honor of the Chattanooga Choo Choo and its 100th anniversary, and will include a medley of Chattanooga songs of local and national renown, and will feature an array of local talent including singer-songwriter Emily Grace, violinist Tim Jester, B. WordStar, Dennis Massengale with his band “No Big Deal,” Neshawn Callaway, Frank “Standing Eagle” Taylor and Dalton Roberts as the Choo-Choo’s engineer. In addition, the Parks Foundation kicks off the 2009 Walnut Street Bridge Commemorative Plaque Sale. The community is invited to visit the Parks Foundation booth on the bridge the day of the event to purchase commemorative plaques and help preserve one of Chattanooga’s treasures—the historic Walnut Street Bridge. Bluff View Art District presents “Bluff View Village” for Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of Oktoberfest celebrations including wine and beer flights and German appetizers on the terrace at Back Inn Café and traditional German fare being served for dinner beginning at 5 to 11 p.m. Working artists will be demonstrating glass blowing outside of River Gallery. The Der Markt Platz will be open all day on the Piazza between Back Inn Café and River Gallery with strudel from the Bluff View Pastry Kitchen and pretzels from the Bluff View Bakery, and children’s activities such as face painting, chalk drawing, and cookie decorating. And local farmers will be selling fall flowers and pumpkins. All day at the Hunter Museum of American Art, enjoy beer and an Oktoberfest-inspired menu at Palate Café. After purchasing food in the café, visitors will receive a special coupon for discounted Oktoberfest admission (just $5/adult with children joining them with free admission). The Hunter’s special exhibition, New York Cool will be on exhibit for the last weekend, and includes work by American artist Adolph Gottlieb who trained in Germany. American artists from a variety of backgrounds include works by German-American artists Albert Bierstadt and Severin Roesen (both on the top floor of the mansion). After lunch and a tour of the Hunter Museum, enjoy German music on the plaza outside. Friends of the Festival presents Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest entertainment on the Coolidge Park Stage all day Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a full line-up of local performers and headlining band, No Big Deal. Formed in 1994, Chattanooga’s own No Big Deal has opened for acts such as Sheryl Crow and Atlanta Rhythm Section. Their brand of classic rock and Southern blues is reminiscent of the Eagles and Eric Clapton. Other featured local performers for the day include Elijah James, Jerry Rogers, John Latham, and T-Ran Gilbert & 22Visionz. Chattanooga Parent Magazine presents Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest Children’s Village in Coolidge Park for a day full of arts and creative activities, inflatable bouncers from Activity Rentals, music and performances. Each tent at the Children’s Village will describe a different part of family life with activities, games, crafts, and contests that address a component of family in Lower Saxony/Northern Germany, Chattanooga, and the Renaissance Period. Local businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies will be represented in each tent with a range of activities and outreach. Education, Arts & Culture presents EAC Café in Renaissance Park Pavilion for Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. celebrating a microcosm of the community organizations and people who make Chattanooga the “South’s Renaissance City”—Unbroken, Chattanooga Leadership Think Tank Roundtable, Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Film Commission and AFFT, Parks and Recreation Department, Choose Chattanooga, and the Chattanooga Hamilton County Bicentennial Library. Scattered throughout Renaissance Park that day, Chattanooga’s Renaissance Oktoberfest features select arts vendors from Chattanooga Market, Mellow Mushroom Village with pizza slices baked fresh in their new mobile pizza oven, and the Greenlife Grocery German Beer Tent.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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I am really looking forward to these events, It's just to bad that on Saturday they end at 7 PM because I will be at UTC RCIO conference till 5.
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