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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See our Nightlife section. 

Check our Live Music Events Calendar.

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS & EVENTS


Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series
Levitt Lawn 4Thursdays, August 23-October 25, 6-9pm, Free
The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to
solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.

Noontunes
CHA_Noon TunesWednesdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 28, 12-1pm, Free
Noontunes is a weekly, mid-day music series that showcases local musicians. Returning for its third year, Noontunes is making the move from inside Waterhouse Pavilion to the brand new stage and lawn of Miller Park for the upcoming 2018 season. Each concert is held during Sept. 19-Nov. 28 on Wednesday afternoons from 12pm-1pm at Miller Park, 928 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Admission is free. 
 

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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
WIzard of Oz

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 2018-2019 Broadway at the Tivoli Theatre season is as follows:

Wizard of Oz: October 19 & 20, 2018
Roger & Hammerstein's The King and I: December 18-20, 2018
Something Rotten: January 11 & 12, 2019
Book of Mormon: February 19-24, 2019
Spamalot: April 16-18, 2019
Finding Neverland: June 21 & 22

Read more information here.
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RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Resteraunts

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 
UTC PAS

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.