Open mic is held every Thursday at Gate 11 Distillery inside the Chattanooga Choo. It is a free event open to all musicians, poets, comedians, story tellers, entertainers, etc.
On every first and third Thursday of the month performers have the option of having their performances recorded for free. You can hear past performances at https://soundcloud.com/openmicgate11.
On the fifth Thursday of the month a songwriter's competition is held with the winner earning a paid gig at Gate 11 Distillery.