World Music Weekends debuts May 30-31
Broaden your borders and open your ears: A new festival is coming to Chattanooga and the whole world is invited to attend. World Music Weekends will energize the Scenic City with beautiful sounds crafted from cultures across the world. This (soon-to-be) bi-annual festival will celebrate its inaugural weekend on May 30-31 smack dab on the Southside.
Headliner Frank Fairfield will showcase his blend of country-folk and old-time blues at green|spaces on Saturday at 8 p.m. After starting out busking the streets, a few well-timed dances with destiny led him to opening for Fleet Foxes on their 2008 tour.
His latest album has garnered critical acclaim from music-based websites such as Pitchfork and Allmusic. This intimate performance will be a rare opportunity to latch onto an eventual star before his fame rocket launches.
Other scheduled performances include an accordion and bagpipes duo from Belgium, a sitar player, and an a cappella performance that requires full audience participation.
In addition to music, there will be workshops, yoga classes and free parties to make sure the entertainment never ends. For more information, visit worldmusicweekends.com
But just plan to be there.