St. Vincent, Lucero among first acts set to play Chattanooga's newest music venue

St. Vincent, Lucero among first acts set to play Chattanooga's newest music venue

December 4th, 2017 by Barry Courter in Local Regional News
The Jump Park is seen in this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, staff file photo.

The Jump Park is seen in this Tuesday,...

Photo by C.B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.

St. Vincent and Lucero are the first scheduled acts set to play Chattanooga's newest music venue, The Signal. The initial lineup will officially be announced today at 10 a.m.

Located on Chestnut Street near Finley Stadium in what used to be The Jump Park, The Signal will seat between 600 and almost 1,200 people for concerts, according to co-founder and co-owner Chris Cobb of JR Facility Management. Other JRFM properties include Marathon Music Works and Exit/In in Nashville and The Truman in Kansas City.

Cobb will be working with AC Entertainment to book acts in the venue at 1810 Chestnut St. AC Entertainment in Knoxville is the co-founder of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. It also books acts at Memorial Auditorium and The Tivoli Theatre and previously booked shows at Revelry Room and Track 29, which closed earlier this year after the property was sold for new development. It is hoping to reopen in a new space at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Cobb has a long relationship with Chattanooga thanks in part to having booked shows previously at Rhythm & Brews before its closing two years ago.

"I initially fell in love with Chattanooga soon after moving to Tennessee full-time in the late '90s," he said in a news release. "About 10 years later I fell in love with doing shows in Chattanooga at Rhythm & Brews. I'm humbled and excited to become further vested in Chattanooga's live music community with the opening of The Signal."

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent will bring her "Fear the Future Tour" to The Signal on Feb. 16. Lucero is scheduled for Feb. 24. Other announced acts at the venue include Gramatik, Riley Green, Get the Led Out, Here Come the Mummies, Corey Smith, Big K.R.I.T. and Yacht Rock Revue.

The name for the venue was selected via an online naming contest. Cobb said he likes to involve people who will likely be patrons of the place in such endeavors. JRFM held a similar contest for The Truman in Kansas City. It opened in September.

"We had about 1,000 submissions, and The Signal got a lot of votes."

The space will also be available for rental for things such as weddings and corporate events.

Tickets will be available at thesignaltn.com or 877-4FLY-TIX.

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com at 423-757-6354.


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