Woodshop Listening Room

5500 St Elmo Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 803-6165
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Age restrictions for shows may vary
Food, beer, wine, live music
No smoking indoors. Smoking allowed outside.

Live Music

Deep within the historic neighborhood of St. Elmo lies The Woodshop Listening Room. It’s an intimate space for live music that radiates a warmth that feels more like your best friend’s living room than a conventional venue.

The large, open room setting lets you really connect with the performers, creating a unique vibe that’s a departure from the usual concert scene. The Woodshop Listening Room is a no-frills, genuine space where music takes center stage in a relaxed and personal atmosphere.

The front sidewalk and rear garden seating areas are unbeatable drink spots.

The Woodshop regularly books local and regional acts, open mics and showcases of all genres. They occasionally host well-know national touring artists. Make sure you get there for those shows, because you’ll see big names in the coziest environment imaginable.

Regular events

Old Time Jam – Open jam for Appalachian string fans every Tuesday

Wednesday Night Jazz Trio + Trivia – Smooth jams every Wednesday

Forever Bluegrass Fridays – Live and local bluegrass every Friday

Walkable destinations

When you’re visiting the Woodshop you’re tucked into the St. Elmo neighborhood, so there aren’t many walkable options at this time.

Here are a few of the closest spots:

The Hot Chocolatier St. Elmo
The Tap House
1885 Grill


The free street parking is abundant in St. Elmo, but you could find yourself walking a block or two if it’s a larger show.

Ride shares are a good choice for the Woodshop.


Artists who have played here

Advance Base, The Honey Dewdrops, Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels, Andrew Duhon, Waylon Payne, Fust, Dan Spencer, DOOM GONG

Live from the Woodshop

Mon Rovia performing “Mwen Leve Jem Anle” live at the Woodshop in Chattanooga
No Thank You John performing “Pressure” live at the Woodshop in Chattanooga
Downward performing “Glasshouse” live at the Woodshop in Chattanooga – July 28, 2023