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Sounds That Stir And Soar At Bessie Smith’s Big 9 Music Fest

This weekend, the music will be jumping at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in downtown Chattanooga.

On Saturday and Sunday, the center hosts Bessie Smith’s Big 9 Music Fest, a celebration of and for the city’s African-American community around the time of the singer’s birth in this city.

Elijah Cameron is with the Bessie - and Jake Cash is with Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, a sponsor of the Fest.

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