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.

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Lonely Planet recently named Chattanooga in its Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2018. They also Lonely Planet Spotify Playlistcreated a Spotify playlist highlighting some of the best artists to come out of the Scenic City. From Bessie Smith to Clyde Stubblefield to Angel Snow to Kane Brown, enjoy the soulful sounds and wild country of #CHAmusic. Click here to access"Chattanooga, A Playlist by Lonely Planet" on Spotify.

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



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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian NutcrackerNovember and December mean twinkling lights, smoke-filled chimneys, and a feeling of magic in the air. The holidays bring a sense of joy and wonder to people of all ages. Celebrate the season in Chattanooga with a variety of live Christmas music that is sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit.



TN Music Pathways SignFrom north, south, east, to west, Tennessee is a state with a strong music heritage. Whether you like country, rock, soul, blues, bluegrass, R&B, or jazz, there is a music experience for every type of music lover spanning the entire state. That's why the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development created the Tennessee Music Pathways project, an initiative that connects the traveler to the rich music history of Tennessee through people, places and genres that make Tennessee the Soundtrack of America.



Walker Theatre
Chattanooga’s historic Walker Theatre at Memorial Auditorium is back and better than ever! In addition to the renovations, Walker Theatre is proud to announce a fun and exciting lineup of programming coming this fall! Check out the lineup.



Songbirds Guitar MuseumSongbirds is a guitar-oriented, pop culture experience for the whole family. Explore the collection of over 500 rare, vintage guitars and experience American history as you walk through the revolving exhibits on the campus of the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo. Enjoy live music on the North and South Stages that both provide a unique experience for live music enthusiasts on Chattanooga’s Southside. Songbirds North Stage, located upstairs, currently accommodates 200 seated visitors in an intimate setting surrounded by hundreds of vintage guitars. The South Stage, located downstairs, has standing room for up to 500 guests and an incredible new sound system.



Revelry Room

Whether you like soulful singer/songwriters, classic rock n’ roll, jazz, or hopping dance parties, there’s a music venue for everyone in the Scenic City.



Chattanooga is a city with soul. Our music heritage spans over a century and includes some of the top names of the music industry both past and present. Here is a list of famous artists with Chattanooga roots.




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. 



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 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.