Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – August 16, 2019

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — There’s a lot to do in Chattanooga, and in nearby cities this weekend.

’80s music fans will want to see Rubiks Groove at Songbirds on Friday night.

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They don’t just perform. The band is interactive, and even has a big video screen behind them, giving you an MTV vibe.

The show starts at 9 p.m. on the South Stage.

Enjoy both water and wine on a Sup + Sip Adventure on Nickajack Lake Saturday afternoon.

The Lookout Winery and Sunshine’s Adventures are teaming up to let you explore the modern ruins of Hales Bar Dam, and then sample wines from the winery.

The trip starts at 2:30 p.m. at the boat ramp.

You can also check out some great live music on the water at Riverfront Nights Saturday night.

The Playin’ Possum Band opens at around 7 p.m. The Hi-Jivers will headline the show an hour later.

It’s all happening at Ross’s Landing.

Football season is right around the corner.

Show off your favorite team at Team Spirit Day, by sporting your favorite jersey at the Chattanooga Market Sunday afternoon.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now at 6 and Prime News at 7 with John Mercer. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at ecassulo@wdef.com if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’