What’s Going on? (October Edition)

John Hurst, Staff Writer

Ringgold Events 


Rabbit Valley Music festival – Oct 7

Come experience Americana music in beautiful downtown Ringgold, Georgia. Music and Arts on 2 stages and over 2 days in North Georgia in a wonderful family friendly community.


Trunk or Treat – Oct 15 

Our yearly fundraiser for North Georgia Animal Alliance will be back in 2022! Bring out the whole family for some Trunk-or-Treating on October 15th from 2pm – 6pm. Admission is any kind of donation for local dogs and cats in need. NGAA primarily needs cat food and litter, but dog food, bedding, treats, and toys are also welcomed! This year’s Trunk-or-Treat is going to be bigger and better than ever! We are so excited to bring to you our first ever haunted hayride that features a drive through a spooky barn and graveyard on our big orange trolley


Chase Race Series Night of Champions at Boyds Speedway – Oct 28

It’s the NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS for the Chase Race Series at Boyd’s Speedway! Over $23k in Bonus Money and Awards will be won in our Night of Champions!


Chattanooga Events


Warren Zeiders at The SignalOct 20

Warren Zeiders’ distinctive, high energy country music is powered by a steady supply of youthful grit, honesty, and muscle. Hailing from Hershey, Pennsylvania, the 22-year-old singer/songwriter delivers outlaw sermons in a gravelly, world-weary voice that bely his young age.


Haunted Market – Oct 30

Bring your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Trick or Treat and COSTUME PARADE! There’s no tricks here, we love seeing your fun and clever costumes—kids and adults! Costume parade at the Lodge Cast Iron Sizzle stage at 1pm!


Chattanooga Motorcar Festival – Oct 14-16

The 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival proved to be another success for the Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc., under whose aegis the event was created, led by event founder Byron DeFoor. After an auspicious launching of the Festival in 2019 and missing 2020 because of the pandemic, the Festival returned in 2021 to greet more than 20,000 attendees to the three-day affair which included a Concours d’Elegance, a road rallye through the Tennessee countryside, an all-new purpose-built two-mile (approx.) race track hosting vintage and historic racing through the streets of the “Scenic City,” a Mecum Auctions event and many more family-friendly activities.


Rock Cities Rocktober Fest – Saturdays & Sundays in Oct

This premiere Fall Event includes live German music, German food, specialty beer, Birds of Prey shows, and fun for the whole family! Join the fun at Rock City for the 16th annual Rocktoberfest as we celebrate our German heritage and honor our founder, Frieda Utermoehlen Carter!


Bert Kreischer : The Berty Boy Relapse Tour  – Oct 30

Stand up comedy at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

Bert Kreischer which is specially known for Arts & Theatre, Comedy.


The Read Southall Band – Oct 12

In 2015, the local songwriting scene of Stillwater, OK brought together four like-minded individuals from completely different backgrounds who wanted nothing more than to play music. Read Southall became the talk of Oklahoma after the release of his acoustic album “Six String Sorrow ” in 2015 that accumulated 8 million streams in just 3 years. In 2016, Read Southall decided that a group effort was the way to proceed with his fellow bandmates and the Read Southall Band officially came to light. They released “Borrowed Time” in the spring of 2017 which featured singles like “Don’t Tell Me” and “Why”, which made it inside the Top 10 on several streaming charts.



Atlanta Events 


Panic At The Disco at Gas South Arena– Oct 7 

Las Vegas’ Panic! At The Disco is an internationally acclaimed rock band. Their most recent single, “Hallelujah,” has accumulated over 3 million streams on Spotify and almost 3 million plays on YouTube within a month of release. The band’s fourth studio album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, was released in October 2013, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album’s lead single, “Miss Jackson (Feat. Lolo)” was certified GOLD and hit Top 10 on Alternative Radio outlets nationwide with over 19 million YouTube views to date


Jack Harlow at State Farm Arena – Oct 16 

Hailed as the “hitmaker of tomorrow” by Variety, Jack Harlow is one of music’s greatest new stars. The Louisville, KY native boasts three GRAMMY Award nominations, two #1 singles, 12 RIAA platinum certifications, and over 5 billion career streams to date. Harlow released his critically acclaimed, RIAA platinum certified debut album, THATS WHAT THEY ALL SAYin December 2020, which featured the 7x Platinum worldwide hit, “WHATS POPPIN,” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned the 24-year-old his first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Rap Performance,” along with a wide array of other award nominations.


Gorillaz at the AmphiTheater – Oct 19 Ameris Bank 

Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.


Post Malone at the State Farm Arena – Oct 18 

It all started with his triple-platinum influential 2016 debut, Stoney. With records under his belt that will likely never be surpassed and a generation of artists and audiences worldwide under his spell, Post Malone simply doesn’t stop.


Joji at Coca Cola Roxy  – Oct 19 

George Kusunoki Miller, better known by his stage name Joji and formerly by his online aliases Filthy Frank and Pink Guy, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, record producer, author, and former Internet personality, YouTuber, and comedian.



Nashville Events 


Keith Urban at Bridgestone Arena  – Oct 7 

The Speed of Now World Tour Keith Urban has spent the better part of his life harnessing a passion for music.


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium  – Oct 14 

What happens after an artist has achieved his dreams? That was the major ques­tion Jason Isbell was asking himself leading up to the creation of his newest album, Re­unions, recorded with the 400 Unit and produced by celebrated producer Dave Cobb. After all, four-time Grammy winner Isbell is at the top of his game. He is widely acclaimed as one of our best songwriters and possesses a devoted audience who have pushed his last two albums to the tops of the charts.


John Pardi at Ascend Amphitheater  – Oct 1 

Nashville-based artist Jon Pardi with Lainey Wilson & Hailey Whitters will perform live at Ascend Amphitheater on Sat, Oct 1 at 7:00pm.


Pecos And The Rooftops at Marathon Music Works  – Oct 15 

Pecos & the Rooftops are a close knit group of friends from northeast Texas that came together while in college in Lubbock. The band is Pecos Hurley (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), Brandon Jones (Rhythm Guitar), Zack Foster (Lead Guitar), Kalen Davis (Bass), and Kade Trentham (Drums).
 Their latest E.P. “Red Eye” released January 24, 2020.


Reba McEntire at Bridgestone Arena  – Oct 21 

From “Can’t Even Get the Blues” in 1982 to “Somebody” in 2004, Reba McEntire has been delivering number one songs for many years. Her name and voice are synonymous with country music. Reba now marks that career by turning in a 35-song compilation of her number one singles, plus two brand new recordings.

Reba #1’s is a celebration of a career that has included 33 #1 hits, 29 albums, multiple awards and countless shows and performances. This album is a collection of the songs country music fans have known and loved for over two decades.