Stage News

Round 4 Winners

Round 4 winners are: Ahead No Heart aka Walter Douglas and LeeBee aka Alea Tveit!

Congratulations, both are invited to the finale at The Camp House, March 3rd

Photos: MC Joylene with winners, Ahead No Heart aka Walter Douglas, and LeeBee aka Alea Tveit

songwriters stage judges

Big thanks to our judges: Jimmy DiLorenzo, Katrina Barclay, and Billy Anne Crews

Chattown Poets Open Mic + Poets in the Round

Open Mic + Poets in the Round ./ Thursday, March 9, 7 PM / FREE

Featuring: Allison Satterfield, Casey Cooper, Crow, Roslin Cook, all from the Wanderlinger Poetry Circle (Tuesdays at Wanderlinger Brewing Co.)

May contain adult language and content. Age 18+

7 PM open mic, 7:45 Featured poets

Gate 11 Distillery is inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street.

Songwriter: Ahead No Heart

songwriter ahead no heart

Ahead No Heart is a one man band who thinks his own name would’ve been weird to announce. All jokes aside, I never wanted it to be about the person behind the music but more the meaning each song has. ANH is about the overall internal suffering humanity endures, how we overcome that, how we move past, the different chapters in our lives; I hope to encapsulate all of it from my own POV.

ANH on Instagram

Performs on 2/17

Poets n Pickers – LAUNCH

poets n pickers open mic event

Join us for poetry, stories, music, and more in a friendly space!

Gate 11 Distillery, located inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo, serves spirits made on site and non-alcohol beverages for customers of any age – need not be 21 to participate.

Enjoy featured performers after the open mic selected from the Songwriters Stage competition.


Songwriter: Josh Wheeler

songwriter Josh Wheeler

Josh has had the opportunity to play music all across the world. Over the past few years he has shifted his focus towards his own original music. In 2020 he released his first studio album entitled “Seven Stories Tall.”

Follow Josh on Instagram


Performing on 2/17

Songwriters Stage Highlights 2/3/2023

Highlights from the 3rd round preliminary held at Gate 11 Distillery. The night lived up to our motto; Chattanooga’s finest singer songwriters meet on one stage! Winners Chad Yates and Rodney Stroup proceed to the finals March 3 at the Camp House. Artist pictured: the Chattanooga Bastard, Squeaky Bones, Chad Yates, Jessie Knowles, Chatty McDaniels, and judges Divine Adeniyi, Paul Jackson, Michael McDade. Hure thanks to our sponsors; Mountain Music, Snap Dragon Hemp, and our host Gate 11 Distillery. Next round will be Feb 17.