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.

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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YOUR WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


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Thursday, April 19


Friday, April 20


Saturday, April 21


Sunday, April 22

See our Nightlife section. 

Check our Live Music Events Calendar.

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DON'T MISS THESE HUGE UPCOMING CONCERTS

4/19: Darrell Scott, Walker Theatre
4/22: Jason Isbell, Tivoli Theatre
4/25: Papadosio, The Signal
4/28: Scott Bradley, Tivoli Theatre
4/30: Beach House, The Signal
5/2: Celtic Woman, Tivoli Theatre
5/3: Nelly, AT&T Field

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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Moon River Music Festival
Sept. 8-9, 2018
Founded in 2014 by musician Drew Holcomb, the annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee. Originally taking place in Holcomb's hometown of Memphis, Moon River will move to Chattanooga in 2018. The two-day festival will take place in Coolidge Park, featuring 20-22 specially curated national acts, two stages, and local food vendors.

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Riverbend Music Festival
June 8-16, 2018
Every summer over half a million people hit the streets of downtown Chattanooga to enjoy great music and delicious food, with the view of America’s Scenic City glowing in the background. The Festival lasts eight days and offers five stages with more than 100 bands featuring world class entertainment. This year’s headliners include Switchfoot, Hank Williams Jr., Third Eye Blind, Flo Rida, Dustin Lynch, Bret Michaels, Luke Combs and The Wallflowers! 

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Nightfall Concert Series
Every Friday Night, May 4-August 31
The free Nightfall Concert Series, now in its 31st season , is held every Friday night from early May through late August. Nightfall features a diverse schedule of quality musical entertainment with local openers and national headlining acts, many of whom are performing for the first time in our city. Bring your kids, lawn chairs, pets and friends to enjoy great live music, food and an ice cold beverage in the outdoor social atmosphere of Nightfall.

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Spring in the West Village
Every Saturday
Chattanooga's beautiful West Village district is a great place to stay, eat and have fun with family and friends. Saturdays in January there will be a festival which will include food trucks, entertainment for the kids, beer wagon, great local live bands, cocktails and a laser light show!

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28th Annual Boxcar Pinion Forever Bluegrass Festival
May 3-5, 2018
Festival-goers and musicians from all around the Southeast will be making their way to the historic Mountain Cove Farms for an unforgettable three days of bluegrass music and mountains in the breathtaking valley of McLemore Cove. See the best talent around the area performing family-friendly entertainment, rain or shine, on the stage in the historic show barn. There are campsites you can rent for the full event with hot food and concessions available

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Sankofa International Music and Arts Festival
April 28, 2018
SIMAFEST believes that diversity with open mind can bring us all together for peace in our communities and around the world. Live music performances include Chattanooga Chinese Dance Group, Emerald Hips Belly Dance, Fernanado Guadarrama, Crazy Flute, Ogya World Music Band, and more! See you there in peace and love.
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NEW WALKER THEATRE AT MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
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.

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SONGBIRDS 

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.

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MUSIC VENUES

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.

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UsherFAMOUS CHATTANOOGA MUSICIANS

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.

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BROADWAY AT THE TIVOLI
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The Tivoli Theatre is thrilled to announce its second Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre complete season lineup as part of the ongoing revitalization of the Theatre’s cultural and musical offerings. 

The complete 2017-2018 Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre season is as follows:

Annie: May 2 & 3, 2017
The Sound of Music: October 27-28, 2017
Kinky Boots: December 12-14, 2017
Cinderella: January 26-28, 2018
Jersey Boys: March 9-11, 2018
Motown The Musical: April 17-19, 2018
Stomp: May 11-12, 2018

Read more information here.
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RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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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. 

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CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA: 2017/2018 SEASON
Tivoli Theatre

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 2017/2018 Season.

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STRING THEORY: 2017/2018 SEASON
String Theory
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 2017/2018 season.

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JOHN HAMM PERFORMING ARTS SERIES: 2017/2018
John Hamm

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 2017/2018 Season.

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UTC PERFORMING ARTS SERIES 2017-2018 
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This year’s series keep with the tradition of presenting the highest quality artists available. This season includes performances from two world renowned theatre companies - Actors from the London Stage and LA Theatre Works from California. This season also includes the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, musical guests Mipso and The Malpass Brothers.

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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.