With Track 29 temporarily closed as it gets relocated, the Tivoli Theatre stands to be the only larger venue in Chattanooga to host music on a regular basis.
Established artists who would normally play in either a club or theater setting now only have one real option if they want to make Chattanooga a stop on their tour and they don't plan on filling Memorial Auditorium's nearly 4,000 seats. Thankfully, with some positive changes that have been made for the Tivoli in recent years, it's definitely not a bad option.
Popularity of the venue grew in 2011 when the city finally allowed the historic theater to sell alcoholic beverages at on-site events, opening the door for concerts that have typically passed over Chattanooga on their route to other large cities in the region. Then, in 2015, the theater came under new management with a booking agreement set up with AC Entertainment, which puts on major concerts and festivals all around the region, including Bonnaroo. Track 29 had already put Chattanooga on the map for bigger touring acts, but this move gave the city the shot in the arm that it needed to reach another level, offering more elite concerts on a regular basis.
As we sit and wait for Track 29 to reopen, which could take several months, the Tivoli Theatre will carry the torch for our live music enjoyment.
Nashville-based indie progressive rock band Moon Taxi is returning to Chattanooga Friday, Aug. 18 for a performance at the Tivoli. Formed in 2006, Moon Taxi has grown into a touring machine over the years, and Chattanooga has been able to witness their growth firsthand. The group visits at least once a year, normally for their popular themed Halloween shows at Track 29. This time, their fans will get to enjoy the band in theater fashion.
Monday, Aug. 28, Iron & Wine is set to make a long-awaited return to the Tivoli Theatre. The project of folk singer-songwriter Sam Beam last appeared at the Tivoli in 2012. And with the release of his new album, "Beast Epic," slated for the Friday before his Chattanooga show, this is a highly anticipated concert for Chattanooga music-lovers.
August InTune Playlist:
"The Gold" by Manchester Orchestra
"House of Cards" by Breaking Grass
"Girl Like You" by Toro y Moi
"Driftwood" by Drakeford
"Last of My Kind" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
"The Wanting" by J. Roddy Walston & The Business
"Whitehouse Road" by Tyler Childers
"Look How Far We've Come" by Dylan LeBlanc
"Two High" by Moon Taxi
"One More Thrill" by KOLARS
"Like a Woman" by Kacy Hill
"Fix You Up" by The Wild Reeds
"Call It Dreaming" by Iron & Wine
"Pearly Gates" by Kevin Morby
"Atlas: Heart" by Sleeping At Last
"Happy" by Three Star Revival