The weather is warmer and the nights are longer - spring and summer have arrived. With the changing of the seasons comes an amazing array of festivals in the Scenic City. From the riverfront to the Southside, and everywhere in between, there are a variety of ways to enjoy live music in Chattanooga!
Upcoming Festivals & Series
Chattanooga Riverfront, May 29-June 1, 2019
For over 35 years, Chattanooga’s beautiful downtown riverfront has been accompanied by the sights and sounds of one of the Southeast’s best music festivals - Riverbend. Every summer, thousands of people hit the streets of downtown Chattanooga to enjoy great music and delicious food with the view of the Tennessee River glowing in the background.This year's lineup includes Weezer, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban, and Macklemore just to name a few.
Rock City Garden's Summer Music Weekends
Rock City, Every Friday/Saturday/Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of a bygone Appalachian era in the most appropriate setting of beautiful Lookout Mountain. Performances from up and coming bluegrass, country, and folk music artists will be sure to add to your visit to one of Chattanooga's premier attractions.
Moon River Festival
Coolidge Park, Sept. 7-8, 2019
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 has grown into an important and beloved institution in the Tennessee community. Now in its fifth year, Moon River will continue the tradition at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga. The festival will feature 20-22 specially curated national acts, two stages, and local food vendors.
Miller Plaza, Every Friday, May 3-Aug. 30, 2019, 7pm
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.
Levitt AMP Music Series
Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Aug. 22-Oct. 24, 2019
The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series will return to energize the Bessie Smith Cultural Center lawn for the third year in a row. Situated at the core of Chattanooga’s Historic Martin Luther King District—a formerly vibrant hub for African American community life known as the Big Nine—the 2019 series will continue to celebrate the area’s rich heritage while fueling its revitalization through the power of free, live music.
Make Music Day Chattanooga
Downtown Chattanooga, June 21, All Day
Make Music Day, or Fêta De La Musique, is a worldwide celebration of music, where musicians – of all levels at any age – will fill the city’s streets, parks, rooftops and more to play live music on June 21st (the Summer Solstice).
Markets with Live Music
First Tennessee Pavilion, April-November, 11am-4pm
The Chattanooga Market is a weekly, open-air market that features live music, local food truck eateries, fresh produce, food artisan products, and local arts & crafts. Enjoy special music events like Mountain View Bluegrass, Buskers Festival, Big Band Day, and more.
Chattanooga River Market
Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, April-September, 10am-5pm
The River Market, held every Saturday at the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, features live music, arts and crafts, photography, jewelry, hand-made apparel and more. Special engagements are featured each week, including free yoga classes and live performances by local musicians.