A superb venue
Flying Fingers Productions
Since its founding in 1997 by George Bright and Bruce Kaplan, Flying Fingers Productions has presented some of the world’s finest acoustic musicians in the intimate, listener-friendly Barking Legs Theater. From acoustic to bluegrass, jazz to fusion, old-time to modern, experimental music, Barking Legs has played host to some of the nation’s finest performers.
The list of performers who have graced our stage are too numerous to catalog here, but include such notable artists as the Infamous Stringdusters, the Shaking Ray Levis, Col. Bruce Hampton, Evan Cobb, Trevor Watts, Malcolm Goldstein and Adrian Legg, to name but a few. See our History page for a longer list of some of the performers we’ve brought to Chattanooga.
With the July 2013 launch of our redesigned website, we are cataloging past performers under the Music page, including audio, video and links to their websites.
Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga (CoPAC)
CoPAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the work of contemporary performing artists in the Southeast as well as outside of the region. We are committed to supporting and presenting work that challenges the barriers that inhibit new growth and exploration and that push outside the prescribed boundaries of the performing arts. We seek to serve the community through outreach programs, arts projects and classes.
In collaboration with the Shaking Ray Levi Society, CoPAC has helped bring some amazing “experimental, improvisational and out there” music to Chattanooga. The ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Amy Denio, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Eugene Chadbourne and the Shaking Ray Levis (the late Dennis Palmer and his musical partner Bob Stagner) have performed ear-and-mind-stretching music at Barking Legs. Eugene Chadbourne’s CD, Insect Attracter, features recordings from his BLT show.
Stay connected, get involved
- Volunteer Interested in volunteering at the Barking Legs Theater? If you are 21+, we would love for you to volunteer for our music and dance events. Come be a bartender for a night and see some great shows for free. For more information, contact Ann Law at (423) 624-5347 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stay connected To keep updated about upcoming events at Barking Legs, check this website frequently. Better yet, sign up for our email newsletter using the form at the bottom of the page.
- Produce Want to become a producer yourself? The theater can be rented, and your dream show is in your own hands. For more information on renting the BLT, visit our Rent BLT page, then contact us at email@example.com.
- Contribute Please also consider a tax-deductible contribution to CoPAC earmarked for “artists’ fees.” We guarantee your full gift will be used to bring bigger and better artists to Barking Legs!
- Suggest Suggestions in keeping with our formats are always welcome, particularly if you are willing to help with production, either financially or through facilitation, promotion or sweat equity. Call us at (423) 624-5347 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.