Check Out These Exciting Chattanooga Music Venues

Chattanooga music has been immortalized by the famous Glen Miller Band's award-winning song - "Chattanooga Choo Choo." This scenic city is synonymous with music, especially bluegrass, country and gospel. BBOnline has compiled a list of the best music venues for you.

JJ's Bohemia
231 E Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

A popular place for Chattanooga music, especially with the young crowd, JJ's Bohemia is a small and intimate venue known for its quality performances, including indie and punk. A big plus is that the music is not too loud, which means you can hold a conversation. They serve cheap drinks, their bar is interestingly decorated and there's no cover charge.

Mountain Opry
2501 Fairmount Pike
Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377
(423) 886-3252

This is a free traditional Southern mountain music and bluegrass extravaganza with a difference. It's held every Friday night on a mountain in neighboring Walden and attracts fiddlers, banjo players, singers and more. The beautiful surroundings and fresh air make it an unforgettable musical experience. Make sure you make time for this during your stay at your Chattanooga Bed and Breakfast.

Riverbend Music Festival
180 Hamm Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
(423) 756-2211
www.riverbendfestival.com

This nine-day annual Chattanooga music festival is held in the summer on the waterfront beside the Tennessee River. You can listen to a variety of music genres including classic rock, bluegrass and country. The festival features more than 100 musicians. Some of these are The Choo Choo Chicks, Darius Rucker, The Charlie Daniels Band and Otis Taylor. Kids can enjoy themselves in the alcohol-free entertainment area behind the aquarium. Kids below 10 enter free.  

Tivoli Theater
709 Broad Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 642-8497
www.chattanooga.gov

For classical music performances by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and the opera, head to this beautiful historic theater with its artsy feel. You can also catch blues, jazz and country music here. Popular entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld have performed at this venue, known as "The Jewel of the South." The crystal chandeliers, grand staircase and domed ceiling add to the grandeur. Dress code: formal, of course. It's a pleasure to see everyone so elegantly attired.

Market Street Tavern
850 Market Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
(423) 634-0260

This is one of the places that has revitalized the Chattanooga music scene. The food is good and the atmosphere lively.

The Mud Pie Restaurant
12 Frazier Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37405
(423) 267-9043

The cuisine, particularly the authentic Cuban food, makes this a special venue for live music. The service is impeccable and the setting is great. They have karaoke on Friday nights. Why not make your own music during your Chattanooga Inn stay?

Chattanooga Market
1826 Carter Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408
www.chattanoogamarket.org

The market is a great place for free live music combined with fresh organic produce, meats, cheeses and handmade local crafts. Even parking is free. They have a non-smoking inside pavilion. Come here for Sunday lunch. The music begins at 12:30 p.m.

Ziggy's
607 Cherokee Boulevard
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
(423) 756 4786

This is a place to let your hair down and party. The crowd is eclectic and the live music excellent. Add to it $1 beer nights and you have a winning venue.