Welcome To The Open Chord

Live Music Venue

"This is the best venue in Knoxville BY FAR. Great staff, great lighting, excellent sound and
sound guys that actually know what they're doing. 5 stars aren't enough."

- Zack Wilson of Fault Lines

Knoxville Loves Live Music!

From acoustic and pop to hard rock and blues,  we have live music every week for every taste and musical genre.  

Whether you’re attending a Tuesday night poetry slam, a Wednesday night open mic night, Brews and Blues Jam on Thursday evenings, or you’re here to experience one of our many national touring acts, The Open Chord is an intimate venue focused on quality live concerts and customer satisfaction. Our intimate listening room atmosphere will make you feel immediately at home with the performers.  

Many even go so far as to say that we provide the best overall live show experience in Knoxville. See for yourself by attending one of our many upcoming shows!  And while you're here, don't forget to browse through our music store and visit the café for locally roasted coffee, lunch, or dinner and a cold brew.

*Overflow event parking is available beside us at Firestone & Advance Auto*


"Coolest venue in town. Not too big, not too small. Great sound system and audio engineers. Lights show, good food, cold beer and a music store in the back. Oh, they give lessons too. Seriously? I still can't believe this place is real." 
- Austin Hall of Sam Killed The Bear


**For all booking inquiries, email booking@openchordmusic.com. Please include any and all applicable music & social media links.**


  • Capacity: 250 standing or 160 with partial seating

  • Café provides original recipes and features locally roasted coffee

  • Huge selection of Craft, Import and local beer

  • Stage, Sound System and Dedicated Soundman

  • On-site Parking