10 concerts to see this week, including Isaiah Rashad, Velvet Christ, Jhett Black and more

Isaiah Rashad Chattanooga

Photo: Isaiah Rashad – Playing The Signal 5/25

Catch live folk, punk rock, soul, and jazz concerts in Chattanooga this week. Plus, don’t miss the kickoff of the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday and Riverfront Nights on Saturday!

Here are ten concerts to see in the next seven days, happening all around Chattanooga; for ticket links and further details, visit the Chattanooga Music Guide Concert Calendar.

Monday 5/20: Ziona Riley @ Redbud

Start your week off right with an evening of gentle folk music at the Redbud. Nashville’s Ziona Riley, San Francisco’s Evelyn Davis, and Chattanooga native Cat Campbell will perform, along with local four-piece folk band The Heroes Are Horses. // Redbud Venue 7:00pm Event link

Ziona Riley “Lydia” (Live, ft. Will Hicks)

Tuesday 5/21: The Club Sandwiches @ Barrelhouse Patio

In case you forget the ingredients to a solid club sammy, let The Club Sandwiches remind you. Tyler Martelli, Danimal, Joel Forlines, and Taylor Wade make up this band, performing at this week’s Pickleball Project Presents music series. Enjoy a free show every week on the patio of Barrelhouse Ballroom/Five Wits Brewing. Have a pint of Alpine Highway for me, won’t ya? // Barrelhouse Ballroom Patio 6:00pm Free show Event link

Joel Forlines “I’ve Got a Feeling” – (Half of the sandwiches)

Wednesday 5/22: Nicholas Edward Williams @ AVL Dispensary

It’s mocktail night at Asheville Dispensary on Chattanooga’s Northshore, featuring live music from Nicholas Edward Williams. He’s a Seattle-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He’s toured for 15 years across the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. Williams has opened for acts like Taj Mahal and The Wood Brothers. His acclaimed albums include As I Go Ramblin’ Around and Folk Songs For Old Times’ Sake. // AVL Dispensary 7:00pm Free show Event link

Nicholas Edward Williams “Mississippi River Blues” (Live BCA Twilight Series)

Thursday 5/24: Jazz Futures @ Songbirds

The incredibly talented local musician Dakari Kelly, who has played with Rick Rushing, Deacon Blues, and Ogya World Music Band, is hosting a night of musical education and exploration. It’s an excellent opportunity for jazz fans to enjoy live music while checking Songbirds’ new digs on East Main Street. // Songbirds 8:00pm Free show Event link

Dakari Kelly with Stoned Cold Fox “Hey Joe” (Live cover at JJ’s Bohemia)

Friday 5/24: Erica Falls & Vintage Soul, Jessica Nicole Brown @ Nightfall

Erica Falls, a soul singer and songwriter from New Orleans’ 9th Ward, draws on influences like Roberta Flack and Aretha Franklin. Her vintage sound blends past and present soul. Erica has worked with icons like Allen Toussaint and Sting and starred in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. After five years touring with Galactic, she launched her solo career, releasing HomeGrown in 2018 and Emotions in 2024. // Nightfall Music Series, Miller Park 7:00pm Free Event

Erica Falls and Vintage Soul “Up” (Live at Maple Leaf)

Friday 5/24: Brother and The Hayes @ The Woodshop

Brother and The Hayes, a Nashville-based sibling duo rooted in blues and folk, debuted with ‘The Dead End EP’ in 2017. They’ve since released ‘Tennessee Nights’, their full-length album, along with another EP titled ‘Another Strange Time’. Their latest single, ‘Ouachita Wind’, was released on May 10. Also on this lineup is the Australia-based folk duo Minor Gold, comprised of singer-songwriters Dan Parons and Tracy McNeil. // The Woodshop Listening Room 8:00pm $10adv Ticket link 21+

Brother and The Hayes “Ouachita Wind” (Official Audio)

Saturday 5/25: Isaiah Rashad @ Barrelhouse Patio

Isaiah Rashad returns for a homecoming show, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of Cilvia Demo. Chattanooga’s hip-hop giant, Rashad is praised for his thoughtful, conscious lyricism. His releases, such as The Sun’s Tirade and The House Is Burning, not only dominate the charts but also shape the direction of hip-hop music. // The Signal 8:00pm $58.02 Ticket link

Isaiah Rashad “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” (Official Music Video)

Saturday 5/25: Velvet Christ EP release show @ Redbud

Chattanooga punk band Velvet Christ celebrates the release of their EP SATURNALIS with a live show featuring a stacked lineup including Hushhh, Concrete Paradise, Sun Bleach, and Pinchhitter. // Redbud Venue 7:30pm $10 at door. All ages

Hushhh “In My Head” (Official Music Video)

Saturday 5/25: A1A, Ogya World Music Band @ Riverfront Nights

The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series launches this year’s weekly live music on the waterfront with a taste of Margaritaville at Ross’s Landing, featuring A1A, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. The show opens with a performance by local band Ogya World Music Band. Drinks and food are available starting at 6:00! // Riverfront Nights Music Series, Ross’s Landing 7:00pm Free Event

A1A: Jimmy Buffett Tribute band “Cheeseburger in Paradise”

Saturday 5/25: Jhett Black @ Yellow Racket

Jhett Black’s Southern Gothic sound blends foot-stomping rhythms and soulful gospel roots with raucous slide guitar. Drawing from years on the road with Gleewood and a passion for American roots music, his blues-infused performances reflect his journey from a New Mexico chicken coop to dive bars. Representing San Angelo, Texas, he placed 2nd at the 2022 International Blues Challenge. // Yellow Racket Records 8:00pm $10 All ages Ticket link

Jhett Black “I Put a Spell on You” (Cover)

Check out our festival spotlight pages for all of the info on this year’s Nightfall Concert Series and Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series.