The weather is warmer and the nights are longer - spring and summer have arrived. With the changing of the seasons comes an amazing array of festivals in the Scenic City. From the riverfront to the Southside, and everywhere in between, there are a variety of ways to enjoy live music in Chattanooga!

Upcoming Festivals & Series

Sidewalk Stages   

sidewalk stages

Friday-Sunday, April 1-Oct. 30 / Fridays 6-8 pm, Saturdays-Sundays 12-8 pm
Locations Vary
Street musicians, commonly known as buskers, perform in two-hour time slots in public spaces to activate the Chattanooga sidewalks with live local music and expand community interaction.


May 20  / 11:30 am 
Tennessee Riverpark
The Tennessee Valley’s largest Christian music fest is a full day of worship, wholesome family entertainment, delicious food from local eateries, and great music from artists such as Colton Dixon, Caitie Hurst, and The Union Chattanooga. 

Nightfall Concert Series

nightfall 2021

Fridays, May 26 - Sept. 1 / 7 pm 
Miller Park
Chattanooga’s Nightfall Concert Series is held each Friday night through the summer in Miller Park, showcasing local musicians, artisans, food, and free entertainment for the whole family. 

Juneteenth Independence Day 

June 4-19 / Times Vary
For its 6th year, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas will be celebrating Juneteenth, with events and activities taking place all month long in varying locations throughout the city. This multi-day festival will feature extraordinary contributions of artists of African descent in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film, and literature.

Make Music Day Chattanooga

June 21 / 10 am-7 pm
Make Music Day, or Fêta De La Musique, is a worldwide celebration of music, where musicians – of all levels at any age – will fill the city’s streets, parks, rooftops and more to play live music on June 21st (the Summer Solstice).

Riverfront Nights  

Riverfront Nights

Saturdays, July 15-Aug. 26 / 7-10 pm 
Ross's Landing
Join us for a live concert series all summer long! Riverfront Nights brings you live music under the stars from some of the area’s most vibrant and talented artists, various food and beverage vendors, and more family fun.

Moon River Festival

Photo taken from behind as man and woman walk towards stage of Moon River Festival

Sept. 9 & 10
Coolidge Park
Founded in 2014 by musician Drew Holcomb, the annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee. Originally taking place in Holcomb's hometown of Memphis, Moon River has grown into an important and beloved institution in the Tennessee community. Now in its fifth year, Moon River will continue the tradition at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga. The festival will feature 20-22 specially curated national acts, two stages, and local food vendors.

Markets with Live Music

Chattanooga Market_Live Music

Chattanooga River Market

Saturdays, April 8-Oct. 28 / 10 am-5 pm 
Tennessee Aquarium Plaza
Chattanooga River Market features handmade items from local and regional artists and showcases their jewelry, woodwork, and more. Free yoga class at 10 am (bring your own mat).

Chattanooga Market

Sundays, April 29/30-Nov. 19 / 11 am-4 pm 
First Tennessee Pavilion
The weekly open-air producer-only market features local food artisans and farms, fresh produce, meat, and cheese, live plants, local arts and crafts, food trucks, and much more.