Looking to get out and enjoy the local and regional music scene a little more this year? Reader Marsha B. suggested we share some upcoming music events coming to Chattanooga and the surrounding areas — and we think that’s a great idea.
Here are 21 recurring local music events, concerts coming to town + the dates for some upcoming music festivals to add to your calendars for 2023.
Recurring music events
Monday Night Blues Jams | Mondays, 8-10:30 p.m. | Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Come out for a night of blues + bring your own instruments if you want to take the stage yourself.
Wednesday Jazz | Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga | $5+ | Enjoy an evening of jazz from a variety of jazz musicians.
Wander Rounds | Every third Thursday, 7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Enjoy music from locals and hear the stories behind the songs.
The Weeks | Jan. 27 | 9 p.m. | Barrelhouse Ballroom, 1501 Long St., Chattanooga | $22-$25 | Mississippi-based rock combo The Weeks will hit the stage with Chattanooga natives Lenox Hills + Oweda.
Fresh Mind | Feb. 4 | TBD | Hi-Fi Clyde’s, 122 W. Main St., Chattanooga | $10+ | Fresh Mind has styles ranging from reggae to rock and everywhere in between.
Marty Stuart | Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $36-$56 | Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician Marty Stuart will take the stage with “His Fabulous Superlatives.”
Flogging Molly | Feb. 10 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | $45-$159 | Punk band Flogging Molly will come to the Scenic City with Anti-Flag + Skinny Lister.
*The Signal music + event venue is moving locations to the Choo Choo complex, but all shows currently listed on the venue’s website will take place at the Chestnut Street location.
The Slow Attack! | Feb. 17 | 8 p.m. | The Dark Roast Chattanooga, 208 Frazier Ave., Chattanooga | $10 | Looking for some heavier tunes? This night features loud music with hearing protection strongly advised.
Andrew Duhon Trio | Feb. 25 | 8 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave., Chattanooga | $13 | Andrew Duhon will perform with collaborators Jano Rix, Myles Weeks, and Dan Walker.
Joe Bonamassa | March 5 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $62-$202 | Joe Bonamassa has been deemed one of the greatest guitar players of his generation + the world’s biggest blues guitarist.
SWAYYVO | March 9 | TBD | Hi-Fi Clyde’s, 122 W. Main St., Chattanooga | Free+ | You won’t want to miss local Hip-Hop and R&B artist SWAYYVO’s performance.
David Ramirez & Dylan LeBlanc | March 10 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St., Chattanooga | $20-$25 | Listen to songs of love, hard times, renegade, and more at this local show.
Protomartyr | March 12 | 9 p.m. | JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd., Chattanooga | $18 | Protomartyr will make their Chattanooga debut with Truth Club + Breznik.
The Mountain Goats | March 31 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $35-$40 | Listen to this indie folk rock band play songs from their latest album “Bleed Out.”
Brett Young | April 29 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga | $39-$69 | Popular country music artist Brett Young will come to the Chattanooga for his “5, Tour, 3, 2, 1” tour with Morgan Evans + Ashley Cooke.
Nightfall | Friday nights, May 26-Sept. 1 | Miller Park Plaza, 850 Market St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Enjoy live music, food trucks, drinks, vendors, and more.
Riverbend Festival | June 2-4 | Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | $115-$6,000 | Wristbands for 2023 are already on sale — keep an eye out for this year’s festival lineup coming soon. Can’t wait? You can read up on our guide for last year’s festival here.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival | June 15-18 | The Bonnaroo Farm, 1560 New Bushy Branch, Manchester | $175-$3,500 | This four-day festival has a massive lineup, featuring headlining performances by Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, and Foo Fighters.
Riverfront Nights | Saturdays in July + August | Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Chattanooga | Free+ | Enjoy free, live music during the summer in downtown Chattanooga.
Moon River Festival | Sept. 9-10 | Coolidge Park, 150 River St., Chattanooga | Price TBD | The dates for this festival have been announced, but the lineup + the date tickets go on sale will be announced at a later time. Check out our recap of last year’s festival here.
Highland Park Porchfest | Saturday, Oct. 14 | Various locations in Highland Park | Free+ | This free festival where porches become stages is already in the planning stages for this year’s festival. Make sure to keep up with its Instagram page for updates.