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HISTORY - MUSIC -  COMMUNITY

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april 13-14, 2024  |  200 e mlk blvd

Celebrate With Us!

Immerse yourself in the rich rhythms and sounds of Bessie Smith's Big 9 Music Fest! Join us for a celebration of music from around the world, honoring the legendary Bessie Smith and the vibrant cultural heritage of the Big 9 district. Come be a part of this iconic event and feel the heartbeat of Chattanooga's musical legacy at the Bessie Smith's Big 9 Music Fest!

Join Us

for two days full of free family fun on the lawn of the bessie smith cultural center featuring local talent, art vendors, and food!

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10 acts

over 20 vendors

2 days

april 13th lineup

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april 14th lineup

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become a vendor

be a part of our festival! we are currently looking for local owned businesses to be vendors!

2024 Event Partners

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festival safety and security

all festival participants are required to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by law and the festival organizers at all times while within the festival grounds.

Bessie Smith's Big 9 Music Fest 2023