chattanooga market 2013
For more than 10 years, the opening of the market signifies the arrival of spring with farm-fresh produce, outdoor family fun and community fellowship. The Chattanooga Market will host more than 50 farms each week bringing a variety of produce, meats and cheeses while keeping the selection varied and fresh. Every Sunday of the season boasts over 130 artisans offering their unique crafts, arts, jewelry, wood-works, gourmet foods and many other locally made specialties. Live music is always a staple at Chattanooga Market with local and region musicians on the stage for two free shows weekly. Local eateries at the Market Cafe have become a hot spot for lunch and new “foodie” additions include a variety of food trucks offering a mix of cultural foods to please any palette.
Opening day will be a day to remember for the Market with a special engagement by the Chattanooga Symphony. Pull out your trumpet, tune up your violin, and dust off the snare drum to join the CSO in a community play along. The event is open to all amateur musicians and will take place at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
It’s a unique opportunity to play with a leading orchestra of over 60-plus musicians led by conductor Kayoko Dan. A registration fee of $25 assures a chair, a commemorative T-shirt and a ticket to the CSO’s April 27 performance of “Elvis & Mahler.” Amateur musicians should register online at chattanoogamarket.com. The CSO Youth Orchestra Ensemble will perform on the EPB stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an instrument “petting zoo” from 1 to 3:30 p.m.