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 First Tennessee Foundation, Presenting Sponsor
Barnett & Company, VIP Sponsor

Come get UnCorked at the party in the park!

UnCorked isn’t your typical symphony gala.

2014 CSO Uncorked Media Prev.-2Grab your friends and join us on the banks of the Tennessee River for wine tasting, some of Chattanooga’s best cuisine, and of course, music for sipping and dancing.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
6:30 to 9:30pm
Renaissance Park

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This year’s VIP tent will feature Wines of the World. Industry experts will provide you with samples of several varieties of wines from various regions such as Spain, France, Italy, the U.S, Chile, Argentina, and more.

All VIP attendees receive a souvenir wine glass and plate, PLUS FREE PARKING in the CTC lot with a provided shuttle.
This VIP experience includes exclusive hors d’oeuvres.

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VIP Tent sponsored by Barnett & Company

Hope you’re hungry.

We’re partnering with some of Chattanooga’s finest restaurants to bring some of their most scrumptious bites for you. Bring your appetite!

Restaurants are still being confirmed. But for now, here’s a look back at what was offered in 2016:

  • Bluewater Grille: Smoked Tuna Waldorf on a Toasted Pita
    • Wine: Love Noir Pinot Noir
  • Chattz Coffee: Brewed coffee, iced for the occasion
  • Clyde’s on Main: Hickory Smoked Wings
    • Wine: Chic Barcelona Cava Brut Rosè
  • Community Pie: Kale Salad
    • Wine: Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc
  • Culinard: Braised Lamb on a Crostini with an Orange Compote
    • Wine: Cline Cellars North Coast Viognier
  • Dipped Fresh: Chocolate Dipped Delights
  • Embargo ’62: Classic Cuban Style Turnover Filled with Cuban Ground Beef
    • Wine: Gran Passione Rosso
  • Five: Uptown Shrimp with Asian Slaw; Gulf Seafood Gumbo; Stuffed Mushrooms
    • Wine: Urban Riesling
  • Kozy Cooking: Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Citrus Infused Onion Jam
    • Wine: Chloe Chardonnay
  • Milk & Honey: Assorted Gelato
  • Porter’s Steakhouse: Crispy Bread topped with Filet Mignon, Diced Tomatoes, Balsamic Glaze and Roasted Garlic
    • Wine: Resson Tinto Garnacha
  • Puckett’s: BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Southern Slaw on Sweet ‘n Spicy Corncakes
    • Wine: Mont Gravet Rosè, Cotes de Gascogne
  • Rolling J’s Bistro: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
    • Wine: Font Mars Picpoul de Pinet
  • St. John’s Restaurant: Glazed Pork Belly
    • Wine: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier
  • Taco Mamacita: Guacamole, Red Salsa and Chips
  • Tremont Tavern: Chicky Goats Gruff – Grilled House Brined Chicken Breast, Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic Aioli, Goat Cheese and Sprouts
    • Wine: Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc
  • Urban Stack: Bologna Sliders
    • Wine: Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng
  • Walden Club: Chicken Salad in Fillo Cups; Steak Empanadas with Cilantro Sour Cream
    • Wine: Memo Sangiovese Terre di Chieti

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What’s a party with the Chattanooga Symphony without great music?

Party guests will dance the night away to Chattanooga’s own OGYA World Music Band.

OGYA (pronounced O-jah and means FIRE) brings hot, sultry rhythms of West Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas with high-energy original compositions.   Founded by Kofi Mawuko from Ghana, West Africa and now living in Chattanooga, OGYA is comprised of well experienced musicians who have played with renowned musicians around the world. OGYA band plays high energy music that will make you dance and dance and dance till you are out of breath and then they slow it down to the sultry rhythms of jazz and soul-soothing reggae rhythms. Highlight performances include opening for LadySmith Black Mbazo at NightFall Concert Series and opening for Reuben Studdard Concert. In June 2009, OGYA performed at Bonnaroo, the world’s largest music festival.


The only thing silent at this party is the auction.

Be prepared to bid on fabulous trips, luxurious items, and one-of-a-kind CSO experiences.

Details coming soon for our 2017 auction!

Benefiting the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, the city’s only fully professional performing arts organization.

The mission of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is to inspire, engage, and enrich the greater Chattanooga community through music and music education.

Inspire. Engage. Enrich.

Support for UnCorked will help fund important education and enrichment initiatives, such as:

  • Introducing over 25,000 students to classical music through the CSO’s Ensembles int he Schools Program.
  • Allowing over 7,000 students to attend Young People’s Concerts at the Tivoli Theatre and in Cleveland.
  • Serving thousands from the community through free concerts such as Pops on the River, our Sensory Friendly concerts, and Out and About ensemble performances.
  • Collaborating with other local arts, education, and non-profit organizations such as the Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga Market, Chattanooga Ballet, and more.

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The Wind Quintet plays for one of our Saturday morning Sensory Friendly Concerts.

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A local teacher conducts the CSO during a Young People’s Concert.

The CSO's annual Veteran's Day concert

The CSO’s annual Veteran’s Day concert

Help us put the party together.

It takes lots of hands to put UnCorked together. In March, we’ll begin looking for volunteers to help throughout the weekend – visit this page again, stay tuned to our social media, or email our Volunteer Manager to get on the email list.

Want more information about volunteering? Please contact Volunteer Manager, Sarah Marczynski.

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More than 1000 party goers attend UnCorked each year including symphony supporters, wine and food enthusiasts, and others from the community looking for a fun and beautiful evening. More than 20 local restaurants donate tapas-sized food samplings and wine is provided through a local distributor.

For UnCorked 2017, Sponsors receive VIP tickets (or double the GA tickets) PLUS free and dedicated parking, name recognition on event materials, and in season long CSO materials.

For more information about becoming a corporate partner, contact Matthew Hubbard 423.267.8583 ext. 2103, or

UnCorked is made possible through the support of the following generous corporate partners: 

Presenting Sponsor


VIP Tent Sponsor

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Other information

  • UnCorked! will happen rain or shine
  • No refunds or exchanges
  • All entrants must show valid i.d. to be admitted
  • Dress is casual! Feel free to wear shorts, khakis, sundresses, etc.
  • Getting social? Use #CSOUnCorked for pictures and more fun!
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