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
  • Theater Capacity: 325
  • Classroom Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • 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
Recurring weekly on Thursday until October 10, 2019

The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the...

October 5, 2019

We are taking you back to the days when ML King Blvd was referred to as “The Big 9” and it was alive with business, music, food, dancing, revelry and where history was made. On Saturday, October 5, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Mary Walker...

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