January 12 2017
Not only does Chattanooga offer a large variety of entertainment venues & restaurants available any time you visit, but the city also hosts an assortment of festivals throughout the year, suited to please every type of music lover. Here's a guide to all things music happening in Chattanooga.
Discover Chattanooga Music on Spotify.
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the recording Glenn Miller's famous "Chattanooga Choo Choo" which became the first-every gold record in 1942. Watch a special interview with Robert Oermann talking about the history of the song and then check out some of our local artists putting their own take on this classic tune.
Join NPR's Travel Show "Journeys of Discovery" as correspondent Tom Wilmur talks about the thriving live music scene in Chattanooga, TN and the 75th Anniversary of Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo" song. Listen here:"Gig City" Chattanooga, TN - Where Live Music Thrives
YOUR WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE
Monday, January 9
Tuesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 11
Thursday, January 12
Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
- Ryan Forrester at the Comedy Catch
- Bessie's Big 9 Revue feat. Toia Jones and D.L. Yancey, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 7pm
- Bluegrass Brunch Saturdays, Honest Pint, 11:30am
- Danimal Planet at the Foundry, 8:30pm-12:30am
- Katt Williams Live, Memorial Auditorium, 8pm
- Tyler Martelli at the Granfalloon, 12pm
- Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Slim Pickins, Revelry Room, 8pm
Check our Live Music Events Calendar.
DON'T MISS THESE HUGE UPCOMING CONCERTS
01/14: Steep Canyon Rangers, Revelry Room, Buy tickets
01/20: Ronni Milsap, Tivoli Theatre, Buy tickets
01/28: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tivoli Theatre, Buy tickets
02/16: Isaiah Rashad "Lil Sunny Tour," Revelry Room, Buy tickets
05/07: Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Tivoli Theatre, Buy tickets
Chattanooga Film Festival
Carmike Majestic 12, Mar. 31-Apr. 3, 2017
Founded in 2013, The Chattanooga Film Festival promotes two pillars: community and film. The Festival includes 4 days of independent films, which run the gamut between low-budget indie projects to major productions. The festival also includes social events and educational panels for local & regional filmmakers.
4 Bridges Arts Festival
First TN Pavilion, Apr. 21-23
4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art to the region. 4 Bridges is a fully juried show with artists awards totaling $15,000. Diversity in mediums and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion mix with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, to create an atmosphere unlike any other.
See all Festivals here.
CHATTANOOGA WINS GRANT TO PRESENT THE 2017 LEVITT AMP MUSIC SERIES
Chattanooga is 1 of 15 cities across America to win a Levitt AMP Grant Award of $25K in matching funds to present a free concert series. The music series will be held on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, shining a light on its renowned musical heritage while reestablishing it as a thriving cultural destination. Read more here.
BRAND NEW! BROADWAY AT THE TIVOLI
The Tivoli Theatre is thrilled to announce its inaugural Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre complete season lineup as part of the ongoing revitalization of the Theatre’s cultural and musical offerings.
The complete 2016-2017 Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre season is as follows:
DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story on Stage January 17 & 18, 2017
CHICAGO February 15-17, 2017
RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour March 8 & 9, 2017
RIVERDANCE – 20th Anniversary World Tour April 18-20, 2017
ANNIE May 2 & 3, 2017
Read more information here.
RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Chattanooga is home to a wide array of live music venues, from intimate hole-in-the-wall’s, to majestic seated theaters, to open dance floors, there is a unique experience offered for each artist and attendee. But if you’re someone who prefers to enjoy bands in a cozier setting over some food and beverage, then, here's a list of bars and restaurants with live entertainment.
CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA: 2016/2017 SEASON
The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera’s mission is to inspire, engage and enrich the Chattanooga community through music and music education. Set in the historic and beautiful Tivoli Theatre, attending a CSO performance is truly an unforgettable experience. Click here for the 2016/2017 Season.
STRING THEORY: 2016/2017 SEASON
String Theory is a chamber music series bringing inspiring evenings of the best chamber music to the Hunter Museum of American Art. Offering superb musical performances in an artistically satisfying setting, this series will feature some of the world’s most sought after musicians. Their artistry creates dynamic musical dialogues that leaves audiences spellbound. The one-hour concerts include chamber classics as well as music of our time. Click here for the 2016/2017 Season.
JOHN HAMM PERFORMING ARTS SERIES: 2016/2017
The John Hamm Performing Arts Series brings world-renowned musical artists to
Covenant’s campus to offer recitals and educational opportunities that serve students as well as the surrounding Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain communities. Click here for the 2016/2017 Season.
PATTEN PERFORMANCES AT UTC FINE ARTS CENTER: 2016/2017 SEASON
In keeping with its mission to present the highest quality artists available, the Patten Performances at UTC 2016/2017 Season includes performances from GRAMMY-winners Rosanne Cash and Eighth Blackbird; Parsons Dance, British stage, screen, and TV actor Julian Sands; and Squonk Opera.
Chattanooga. The name itself sounds musical, inspiring Glenn Miller’s famous train song seventy-five years ago and this music video today. Trains and music still run through the Scenic City, carrying diverse sounds of jazz, blues, folk, rock and more, whistling up to the mountains above and echoing down to the valleys below. All aboard...
WUTC takes us behind the scenes of its "Afternoon Music" radio show with host Richard Winham. In this episode, Winham interviews Ryan Oyer, a Chattanooga musician who has captured local audiences throughout the years with his gorgeous string arrangements and beautiful lyrics. Oyer performs two songs, "So Far So Good " and "White Star" off his latest EP "So Far So Good." #CHAmusic
stupidDOPE.com calls Chattanooga, TN "one of the most dope places to visit this year." See why in this dope video by Richard Williams. Music by local artists Kindora, Rock Floyd and Swayyvo Morton.