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Make Music Happen With The Chattanooga Music Census

A concert in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Tourism Co.
A concert in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga’s contributions to music can be found at the crossroads of genres.

Its music scene shines bright in a constellation that spans from Nashville to Atlanta and points elsewhere, here in the Southeast - and beyond.

The Chattanooga Music Census is a citywide initiative - launched a few days ago at ArtsBuild - that seeks input from local music makers and from the community on what this city’s music scene can be, should be in years to come.

Donna Elle Harrison and Janelle Drake are with Chattanooga Tourism Co.

Chattanooga Music Census banner.
Chattanooga Tourism Co.

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