Hometown heroes and world-famous group The Impressions to be honored by the State of Tennessee with installation of Tennessee Music Pathways marker on Tuesday, December 3 at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga. At the marker reveal, hear from elected officials, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development about the importance of this commemoration.


Photo and interview opportunities include:

  • Fred Cash, The Impressions
  • Sam Gooden, The Impressions 
  • Family of the late Curtis Mayfield, including wife Altheida and son Cheaa Mayfield
  • Civic and community leaders


Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. EST


Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Chattanooga, TN 37403


Launched by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development in 2018, Tennessee Music Pathways is an online planning guide that connects visitors to the state's rich musical heritage at tnmusicpathways.com. From the largest cities to the smallest communities, Tennessee Music Pathways stretches across all 95 counties and features hundreds of landmarks from the seven genres of music that call Tennessee home. 


Marissa Bell, Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
marissab@chattanoogacvb.com or (865) 765-9652

Amanda Murphy, Tennessee Dept. of Tourist Development
amanda.murphy@tn.gov or (615) 741-9010


Join the conversation on social media using #TNmusicpathways


About the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes and develops visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity. Chattanooga has been named one of 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler, a 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability and one of 7 Rising U.S. Cities that Should be on Your 2019 Bucket List by TripAdvisor.