Stage News

Songwriters Collective

Announcing the launch of Songwriters Collective, a monthly gathering of Creative Spirits, sharing, learning and celebrating our craft.

Launch: Thursday May 25th, 7PM

Gate 11 Distillery (inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street)

Note: future dates will be on Wednesdays

All ages welcome. Gate 11 Distillery serves alcohol and non-alcohol beverages.

At each gathering plan on some open mic time to share our new music, followed by something special such as a presentation by a industry professional, a workshop experience getting feedback on a song we are working on, open discussions on what makes a great song, stuff like that. All genres welcome and encouraged. Come to the launch on May 25th to contribute to the formation of this collective experience.

Discussion will be on what makes an exceptional song. Be ready to suggest a song that you consider one of the greatest.

Songwriters Stage winners perform

Songwriters Stage 2023 winner Weavo, with finalist Heidi Kalua will perform at Gate 11 Distillery, Friday May 12

Songwriters Stage has apparently been a great instrument of bringing people together. Come see what this new alliance has been producing.

This performance is part of the prize package for the 2023 Songwriters Stage contest; thanks to Gate 11 Distillery

Open Mic + The River City Street Poet

Join this community of writers for an open mic at 7PM followed by our featured poet, The River City Street Poet

$5- cover, all ages welcome. Gate 11 Distillery is inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street.

River City Street Poet is a queer artist living in Tennessee. Thousands of poems later, River City Street Poet has curated stories that attest to the beauty and pain of the human condition—proving that, as humans, we can find similarities in our tenderness. Attuned to the heart of strangers, River City Street Poet seeks to make poetry accessible to everyone.

Website: River City Street Poet

Chattown Poets April Poets in the Round

poets in the round,

Chattown Poets Open Mic + Poets in the Round

Featuring: Talor Iman, Strawberry and Jamnjaq; all members of Rhyme N Chatt Interactive Poetry Website

Thursday April 13th, 7PM Free,

@ Gate 11 Distillery (inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo)

Join us for an open mic followed by Poets in the Round, featuring: Talor Iman, Strawberry, and Jamnjaq! These poets will inspire, confound, challenge and razzle dazzle with words flowing from the heart. All ages welcome. Poetry restricted to PG

Songwriters Stage 2023 Finale’ Photos – Winners

Songwriters Stage 2023; Where Chattanooga’s finest singer songwriters meet on one stage

has concluded with winners Weavo aka Tyler Weaver and Jennifer Daniels!

songwriters stage winners Weavo, Jennifer Daniels with host Mark Anderson

In this finale’, held at The Camp House, each contestant had already won a preliminary round so we had a full night of excellence. Lineup included: Ahead No Heart, Chad Yates, Grizzly Fowler, Heidi Kalua, LeeBee, Jennifer Daniels, Rodney Stroup, and Weavo, with judges: Katrina Barclay, Robert Lovett, and Paul Jackson. Host was the director of Songwriters Stage, Mark Anderson. Sound tech Ethen Martin of Arch Audio Recording Studio.

Thank you to our sponsors: Gate 11 Distillery, the Camp House, Mountain Music, and Snap Dragon Hemp