Music in the Overhill

In music one can find the true heart and soul of a community. The lonesome sound of the Appalachian bluegrass and old-time fiddling echoes through the Tennessee Overhill along with country, rock, gospel and the musical traditions that new residents bring to us. Watch our Events Section and Facebook page for news of music festivals that take place throughout the year.

Gem Theater

Gem Theater

802 Tennessee Avenue
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-2228
Hours: Contact for event schedules.

Home to the “Annual Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival,” that takes place in March. Jake Tullock, Etowah native, played bass with Flatt and Scruggs for 20 years, and the festival honors him as well as his music. The Gem has its own resident theater company – the Gem Players who offer live performances throughout the year. Built in 1927, this historic movie house has been renovated for contemporary use as a performance center.

Athens Art Center

Athens Art Center

320 N. White Street
Athens, TN 37371
423-745-8781
www.office@athensartscouncil.org
Hours: Contact for event scheduling.

The Athens Art Center presents musical concerts throughout the year in its black box theater. Nationally recognized musicians and vocalists appear as well as local talent. “Jazzy Little Christmas” has become an annual favorite held in December. The Center’s goal is to entertain and educate by providing a venue for performers in and around the area.

Baker’s Place

Bakers Place

3410 Hwy 411 North
Englewood, TN 37329
423-887-2070
Hours: Fri & Sat nights, 8:00-11:15

Come on down to enjoy the family fun and alcohol-free atmosphere of country western music and dancing. Live bands play 2 stepping, country waltz, square dancing (in the round) and line dancing. Children are welcome.

Ocoee Dam Deli

Dam Deli

1223 Hwy 64
Ocoee,TN 37361
423-338-8184
Hours for Music: Sat, 7:00

Offering a wholesome dining atmosphere with down home cooking. The Dam Deli presents the acoustic sounds of bluegrass and Americana music every Saturday night.
Check out the videos and photos on their Facebook page.

Legends Guitar Shop

13 Amhurst Place
Englewood 37329
423-887-6000
Hours: Mon,Tues, Thur,Fri, 11:00- 6:00; Sat, 11:00- 3:00; Closed Wed

A musical instruments dealer and repair shop, with guitar lessons available on-site. Jam sessions are usually part of the daily atmosphere at Legends.

The Outpost Pavilion

123 Main Street
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
423-253-2322
Hours: Seasonal Mar- Nov. Call for schedule.

Sit back and relax to the sound of local bands ranging from rock to bluegrass. Come enjoy the best food in the most laid-back atmosphere in the area – tell us about your day on the river, the roads, the trails or lakes. Good food, fun & music.