The Signal plans to move to Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center


Live music and events space Signal has announced that it will be moving from its current location on Chestnut Street to the former Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center at 21 Choo Choo Ave. The Signal will begin hosting events in the new location as early as April 2023.

Officials said The Signal will renovate the new location into a state-of-the-art concert and event venue, consisting of both a concert hall and an event space that can be used simultaneously or in conjunction to much larger events.

The new concert hall will have the same capacity as its old location, while the event space will accommodate up to 500 additional guests.

Jeff Cannon of Tucker Build will lead construction on the 20,000 square foot project.

“The space is absolutely perfect for The Signal,” said Mr. Cannon, owner of Tucker Build. “Soon Chattanooga will see what a major improvement this is for live events in the downtown area.”

Josh Billue, owner of The Signal, said, “When we consider our long-term investment and how we could better serve the Chattanooga community, we couldn’t have imagined a better location than our new facility. We are building something that is unprecedented for the area: a venue with the flexibility to host concerts and other events simultaneously. This means greater availability for performing artists as well as community events. »

The new location is in the building that was formerly known as the Chattanooga Choo Choo Convention Center inside the Choo Choo complex and was sold for $3.7 million earlier this year by the Choo ownership group Choo. The new owners believe The Signal will bring economic and cultural benefits to the downtown Chattanooga community, it said.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome The Signal to this space,” said Garrison and Steven Summersell, owners of the future Signal location. “We look forward to more live music and events for the Chattanooga area.”

The final event at the current location will be a concert by Mitchell Tenpenny on February 18, 2023.

Officials said: “The Signal is already underway with booking national tours and locally loved acts for its live venue in the new location. The caliber of performing artists is expected to be even higher at their new facility. given the increased availability and improved location.”


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