From the Chattanooga Market press release:
Chattanooga Market Opens Sunday, April 21st
Featuring an unprecedented performance by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera
For over 10 years, the opening of Chattanooga Market signifies the arrival of Spring with farm-fresh produce, outdoor family fun and community fellowship. Chattanooga Market will feature over 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 so many other locally made specialties. Fresh cut flowers are a big draw in the Spring as well. Live music is always a staple at Chattanooga Market with local and region musicians on the EPB 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.
April 21st will be an opening day to remember for the Chattanooga Market with a special engagement by the Chattanooga Symphony & Orchestra. 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, & 3pm on the EPB stage Sunday, April 21st. It’s a unique opportunity to play with a leading orchestra of over 60+ musicians led by conductor Kayoko Dan. Registration fee of $25.00 assures a chair, a commemorative tshirt and a ticket to the CSO’s Saturday (4/27) performance of Elvis & Mahler. Amateur musicians should register online at ChattanoogaMarket.com. As well, the The CSO Youth Orchestra Ensemble will perform on the EPB stage from 11:30-1 with an instrument “petting zoo” from 1 to 3:30.