Bessie Smith Cultural Center

  • 200 E. M.L. King Boulevard
  • 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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  • Handicapped accessible:
  • Restrooms available:
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
August 24, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

August 26, 2017

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...

September 14, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

September 18, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the experiences of African Americans who were present at the Battle of Chickamauga.

September 21, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

September 28, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

September 30, 2017

Several years after the Civil War, Sam Watkins, veteran of the 1st Tennessee Infantry, wrote a series of articles for the Columbia (now Tennessee) Herald that were later published into a book known as Company Aytch. This one-hour program will compare...

October 5, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

October 7, 2017

At Point Park, join a park ranger and Living Historians to learn about the artillery used by the Confederates during the siege of Chattanooga. At Cravens House, join a park ranger and Living Historians to learn about the artists and journalists who...

October 12, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

October 16, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the experiences of African Americans in the Chattanooga area around the time of the Civil War.

October 19, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

October 26, 2017

Chattanooga’s newest, freshest, most hip music series is upon us: The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series! Check out what artists will be animating the lawn of the beautiful Bessie Smith Cultural Center on historic M.L. King Blvd every Thursday night...

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