Live Music & Cafe

We have one of Knoxville’s coolest Live Music Venues that has live music on stage every week.  Come enjoy our full service Cafe serving beer and coffee, where musicians and music lovers come to meet.  We feature both local and touring bands playing Blues, Rock, Alternative, Metal, Soul and more.  We also have opportunities for you to take the stage with our Open Mics and Blues Jams.  Catch some live music and hang out with your friends.

Music & Guitar Shop

Come check out our music store to buy your next guitar or musical instrument.  Whether you are a touring band or a first time strummer we sell the gear and repairs you need to be making music.  We carry many leading brands of guitars including Silvertone, Alvarez and Schecter. Also, we are the only guitar store in Knoxville that carries Suhr guitars.  Our music shop carries a wide variety of music accessories as well which make great gifts for those music lovers in your life including strings, songbooks, picks, tuners and metronomes.  Come check out our store staffed with some of Knoxville’s nicest musicians!

School Of Music

We teach music lessons for students of all ages. The Open Chord School of Music offers lessons for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, bass guitar and drums for those who love music and want to get better or don’t know how to play yet. Our students get to learn at their own pace from some of the finest instructors in Knoxville.  Our instructors have a way of teaching that makes learning fun.  Whether you are getting ready for your next gig or wanting to learn your first open chord strum, our School of Music is the place to learn how to play.   Students also receive a 10% discount throughout the music store.


Private Event Rental

Looking for a cool place to host your next party or private gathering? The Open Chord now offers venue rental! We offer affordable hourly and full-day rental options to fill every need. For more information or to schedule your next event, email us at booking@openchordmusic.com.


Find Us


8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919


Music Store Hours

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm      

Bar/Cafe Hours

Tues-Sat:  - 6pm - 12am
**Cafe Open during Events Only**