Bessie Smith Cultural Center

  • 200 E. M.L. King Blvd.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center has become a recognized educational institution. Its facilities are utilized daily by school children, adults, scholars, and visitors from all over the world. The community has helped the BSCC establish itself in Tennessee and the Chattanooga area as a beacon for community involvement and cultural awareness. We are constantly forging ahead with our motto as our guide: 'History has been made -- It is up to us to preserve it.'
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 500
  • Reception Capacity 375
  • Theatre Capacity 375
  • Banquet Capacity 300
Atrium
  • Theater Capacity: 325
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
Terrace/Lawn
  • Theater Capacity: 1000
  • Classroom Capacity: 1000
  • Banquet Capacity: 1000
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Bessie Smith Performance Hall
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Classroom Capacity: 375
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 375
Board Room
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 20
February 5, 2020

Southern Lit Alliance welcomes Jeffrey Blount to lead a talk on his new novel, The Emancipation of Evan Walls, as well as issues of racism and social injustice. Blount retired from NBC News in February of 2017, where during a 34-year career, he won an...

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