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 Store & Guitars

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, drums and bass guitar for those who love music but 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 nicest 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.


You just found your “One Stop Shop” for All Things Music  in Knoxville TN.

NOW Serving Lunch Monday-Friday

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

Proudly brewing local artisan coffee from The Golden Roast.

Proudly brewing local artisan coffee from The Golden Roast.

Open Chord Music Is All Things Music In Knoxville, TN

Find Us


8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919



Music Store Hours

Daily: 10am - 8pm

Sunday: Closed

         Lunch Hours: 10:00AM-3PM

Bar Hours

Mon-Sat: 3pm - 12am

Sunday: Closed (except during Events)

Happy Hour:

Mon-Fri: 3pm-7pm


Live Music / Events


Join us every Friday and Saturday night for live shows from local bands and traveling artists. Check back frequently for more info on shows playing throughout the week. 


Featured Shows

Upcoming Shows