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 & Music 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 18  | 11:30 am 
Tennessee Riverpark
$25 - $190
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 24 - August 30 | 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 1 to 22 | Times Vary
Mostly Free | Depends on event
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.

Riverfront Nights  

Riverfront Nights

Saturdays, May 25 to August 31 | 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.

Make Music Day Chattanooga

Friday, June 21 | Times TBA

Make Music Day Chattanooga is a city-wide music festival where every street corner, park, and space becomes a stage. From live concerts, to jam sessions and workshops, this day is more than just a festival; it’s a celebration of our vibrant music community.

Markets with Live Music

Chattanooga Market_Live Music

Chattanooga River Market

Saturdays, April 6-Oct. 26 / 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. Each Market day features live music and a local food truck too!

Chattanooga Market

Sundays, April 27/28 - Nov. 24 | 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. Live music are from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Looking for more concerts and live music experiences?

Check out all the concerts and live music posted to our events calendar!