Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – A Few Upcoming Events To Catch

Friday, February 28, 2014 - by Bob Payne
Bob Payne
Bob Payne
- photo by Old Man Spring

If you are about over winter and are looking for something to do in the coming weeks, try out some of these musical experiences to brighten your day and improve your attitude. This is a just a sampling of our local music scene, so if you don’t see anything you like, check out all of what Chattanooga has to offer.

At Rhythm & Brews, located at 221 Market Street, Mighty Sideshow plays Friday night with their great brand of rock music. Saturday night finds one of the best Michael Jackson tribute bands in the country, Who’s Bad, at R & B. Next Thursday, be sure and go see Roger Alan Wade – he’s one of my all-time favorites. The Road To Nightfall starts next Friday night. (learn all about it by clicking on

Track 29 has the series event “Scenic City Roots” next Thursday, with guests Birds With Fleas, Los Colognes, Dave Eggar & Deoro, The Gibson Brothers, and Jim Lauderdale. This series is fantastic! Find out more at

The Tivoli Theater has Jimmy Tawater & the River City Showcase on March 29. Tickets are going fast for this “all-local” event at one of the nation’s finest concert halls. For more info just click

Bud’s Sportsbar has the Sullivan Band this Saturday and on March 4th, it’s Chattanooga’s biggest Fat Tuesday celebration for Mardi Gras. Always great food, service, and fun.

JJ’s Bohemia down on MLK has a great music lineup for March, with Milele Roots on Friday, and Ryan Oyer next Thursday. It’s just down and across from my favorite chicken place – Champy’s. 

Every Friday night for the past 422 years, the Mountain Opry brings the very best in bluegrass, mountain music, and Americana to Signal Mountain. You can’t go wrong with this on any Friday night.

The talent pool in Chattanooga runs deep, so why not go experience some world-class musicians right here in your own neighborhood? You might be surprised. If you discover something really cool, let me know!

There are many more events scattered throughout the metro area, as well. Don’t be a fuddy-duddy – support our local music scene and have some fun.

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