A male musician plays acoustic guitar at Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, TN
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Where to Go for Live Music in Chattanooga

Chattanooga's live music scene is not defined by one genre; rather it is a diverse experience for all.

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Chattanooga Music Venues
Chattanooga Restaurants with Live Music
Riverfront Nights in Chattanooga

Dynamic concert venues, lively restaurants and bustling festivals, provide incredible live music in Chattanooga on any given night. Chattanooga's music scene is not defined by one genre; rather it is a diverse experience for all.

Chattanooga Music Venues

Tivoli Theatre

The city boasts an impressive lineup of music venues, including the historic Tivoli Theatre, where you can see national headliners perform such as Ben Folds and The Avett Brothers.

Songbirds Foundation

Songbirds Guitar & Pop Culture Museum brings the music history of the guitar to Chattanooga's Southside District. In addition to interactive, hands-on exhibits that dive into the history behind the guitar and legendary artists who played them, Songbirds also hosts concerts of local regional artists. Molly Tuttle, Erick Baker, Paul Thorn Band and Scott Miller are just some of the artists you can expect to see at Songbirds.

The Signal

The Signal is a locals' favorite music venue for live music. The 1,500 capacity concert hall has hosted nationally touring acts and local bands alike. Dance and tap your feet on the main floor or make your way to the mezzanine that overlooks the main floor with amazing views of the stage. Upcoming live music shows include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Futurebirds, Eli Young Band and many more.

Barking Legs Theater

Barking Legs Theater is an intimate concert venue in Chattanooga that elevates the live music from performers representing marginalized communities. Barking Legs is known throughout the Southeast for its amazing acoustics and remarkable intimacy. Spend a night listening to local and regional live music.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

Dedicated in 1922, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium is an history concert venue in Chattanooga and serves as a living memorial to those from Chattanooga and Hamilton County who have served in the armed forces. Live music concerts, full-scale theatrical productions, comedy shows and community events can be enjoyed on any given night.

Walker Theatre

Inside Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium is the Walker Theater, a newly updated live music venue with state-of-the-art sound and lights that hosts intimate performances by artists such as Mac DeMarco, Lyle Lovett, Indigo Girls and many more. 

Chattanooga Restaurants with Live Music

Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant

Start your weekend off right by heading to Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. On Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 8:30 p.m., you'll hear some great local live music. Get there early to snag a booth or table as it's a hopping spot. Barbecue platters of pulled pork, chicken or brisket, cherry wood-smoked baby back ribs, southern fried chicken and shrimp and grits will make your night perfect. 

HiFi Clyde's

Local and regional musicians rock out Fridays and Saturdays at HiFi Clyde's, a restaurant and live music venue. Make a night of it by ordering up wings, ribs, brisket and crafted cocktails. 

Flying Squirrel

Enjoy brunch and tunes.
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Get a musical start to your day with brunch 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Flying Squirrel. Live music is featured each week with local bands and touring acts. Groove to the music while enjoying breakfast burritos, falafel sandwiches, chicken and waffles and cocktails like Bloody Mary's, sparkling mimosas and more.

The Feed Co. Table & Tavern

Friday nights just got even better with Live Music Fridays 9-11 p.m. at the FEED Co. Table and Tavern. These free shows are a great way to sample the local music talent of the city. The restaurant serves up farm fresh cuisine with more than 32 rotating craft beer selections. Enjoy the largest outdoor patio in Chattanooga and their cool arcade area.

Riverfront Nights in Chattanooga

Enjoy the annual Riverfront Nights in Chattanooga featuring 14 Saturdays of Summer full of free live music. From Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, you can enjoy a variety of live music performances at Ross's Landing. Chairs, blankets and leashed pets are welcome and food and beverages are available to purchase onsite each week. 

You'll want to add these music concert series to your Chattanooga trip itinerary as well: Nightfall, a free Friday night music series from May to the end of August; and 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival, a free bluegrass festival, named one of the top five bluegrass festivals in the country by Great American Country.

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