Chattanooga is one of a few new cities which will be visited by the American Idol bus this year. Those who would like to audition locally can expect the bus to arrive on August 28th. You can also audition online.
There are several Idol alumni who have ties to Chattanooga and nearby communities. Lauren Alaina is from Rossville, Georgia and the town is just across the Tennessee-Georgia line from Chattanooga. Paul McDonald's mother works at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Clark Beckham attended college in Cleveland, TN-which is about 50 miles away from Chattanooga. Phil Stacey is from Cleveland.
If you aren't interested in auditioning or are not in the age bracket, there are plenty of attractions, parks and venues to see here in the Chattanooga area. Also, since most vacationers are back at work and school, the crowds will not be bad. If you have a dog, Enterprise South Nature Park and Heritage Park are great choices. Have children along? Here are a few options. If you are a music buff, come see our new guitar museum, Songbirds. If you like history, there are Civil War relics and monuments galore to see here. There is plenty to do and see for everyone!