11 Concerts To See This Week: King Lazy Eye, Abby Hamilton, Night Teacher, and More

abby hamilton and band standing in front yard of house

Photo: Abby Hamilton – Playing Cherry St. Tavern 6/8

Experience an eclectic mix of metal, folk, blues, soul, and country rock live in Chattanooga this week.

Here are 11 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 6/3: The Afternooners @ Home Bar

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy The Afternooners, a local five-piece band, at Home, a cocktail lounge on Market Street. They blend jazz, reggae, blues, and alternative rock into a unique live performance. Since 2017, The Afternooners have released two EPs and an album, while packing venues and playing festivals across the Southeast. // Home Bar 7PM Free Show 21+

The Afternooners “Runnin’ On Fumes” (Official Music Video)

Monday 6/3: Monday Nite Big Band @ Barking Legs

The Chattanooga Monday Nite Big Band has been performing in town for over 40 years. Founded by the late pianist Paul Lohorn and saxophonist Ed Leamon, the CMNBB features several local professional musicians. // Barking Legs Theater 7:30PM $15 Ticket link

Chattanooga Monday Nite Big Band – Live at the Ringgold Depot Opry

Monday 6/3: Grateful Dead Monday @ Barrelhouse Ballroom

Grateful Dead Mondays is Chattanooga’s sole recurring tribute night to the Grateful Dead, held on the first Monday each month at Barrelhouse Ballroom. Chants in the Void reinterprets these classic songs with a contemporary improvisational flair. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 8:30PM $10 at door. 21+ Event link

Chants in the Void – 4th Anniversary Show at Barrelhouse Ballroom Live

Tuesday 6/4: Heathen @ JJ’s Bohemia

Heathen, a pioneering force in the influential Bay Area thrash metal scene, formed in 1984. They blend aggressive thrash with melodic elements. Founding guitarist Lee Altus, also a member of Exodus, remains a constant amidst lineup changes. Heathen has released four acclaimed albums, including 2020’s Empire of the Blind. The Slow Attack will open the show. // JJ’s Bohemia 8PM $15 at door. 18+ Ticket link

Heathen “The Rotting Sphere” (Official Audio)

Wednesday 6/5: Ally Venable @ Songbirds

Ally Venable, a remarkably talented guitarist and singer, stands atop Texas blues-rock in her signature glitter dresses and knee-high boots. She has toured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Colin James, is member of the 2024 Experience Hendrix Tour. Her 2023 album, Real Gone, features Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy. Don’t miss this guitar virtuoso live. // Songbirds 9PM $20/22 Ticket link

Ally Venable “Real Gone” (Official Music Video)

Thursday 6/6: King Lazy Eye @ Cherry Street Tavern

King Lazy Eye, a Southern Punk/Rock group from Middle TN, spearheaded by Dylan Wilson. With only a guitar and mic, Wilson’s heartfelt, unfiltered melancholy, delivered with a southern accent, resonates deeply, touching on themes of pain, addiction, and longing for freedom. // Cherry Street Tavern 9PM $15 at door. 21+ Ticket link

King Lazy Eye “Loaded Guns” (Official Lyrics Videos)

Friday 6/7: Night Teacher @ Yellow Racket Records

Night Teacher, a collaboration between artist Lilly Bechtel and drummer Matt Wyatt, blends haunting vocals and penetrating lyrics with experimental doom-folk and electro-groove. Their debut album gained NPR attention and won the Music With a Conscience Series. Cleveland-based Fawley open the show. // Yellow Racket Records 8PM $12 at door.

Night Teacher “August 12th” (Official Audio)

Friday 6/7: John Gros @ Nightfall

John “Papa” Gros, a New Orleans native, embodies the city’s musical essence through funk-infused keys and soulful vocals. From his solo debut in 2004 to leading Papa Grows Funk and recent solo releases, Gros continues to mesmerize with his eclectic sound, rooted in Crescent City tradition. Locals Tropic Sol are the opening act. // Nightfall at Miller Plaza 7PM Free

John “Papa” Gros “Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee” (Official Music Video)

Saturday 6/8: The McCrary Sisters @ Riverfront Nights

Formed in 2010 in Nashville, The McCrary Sisters blend gospel with soul, blues, and R&B. Daughters of the founding member of The Fairfield Four, gospel and R&B is in their blood. They’ve released four albums and performed with legends like Bob Dylan and Carrie Underwood. Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck will get things started as the opening band. // Riverfront Nights at Ross’s Landing 7PM Free

The McCrary Sisters “I’ll Take You There” Live at the Grand Ole Opry

Saturday 6/8: Abby Hamilton @ Cherry Street Tavern

Abby Hamilton, a Kentucky native, crafts country songs rich with wit and wisdom. Influenced by Johnny and June Carter Cash, her music blends poetic reflection with deep self-discovery. Holler hailed her debut album, #1 Zookeeper (of the San Diego Zoo), as “one of the most genuinely brilliant and beautiful records of the year.” // Cherry Street Tavern 9PM $14.64 Ticket link 21+

Abby Hamilton “Lucky” (Official Music Video)

Saturday 6/8: Christian Newport, Jaron Utt @ The Woodshop

Enjoy a night of Appalachian-inspired indie folk music with two talented Chattanooga-based singer-songwriters. Christian Newport released his debut EP, Sunny, in 2023. Jaron Utt released his debut album, In Case I Don’t See You, in 2021. // The Woodshop Listening Room 8PM $5 at door. 21+ Ticket link

Christian Newport “Moving On” (Official Audio)

Find more concerts in and around Chattanooga on our concert calendar.