The B-52s Headline Friday Night

The B-52s Headline Friday Night in Chattanooga

Jul 18, 2023

The B-52s Concert Headlines 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank, October 13-15

Popular new-wave band will perform in the Scenic City’s West Village Friday Night

July 18, 2023

The popular American new-wave band, The B-52s, will headline the family-friendly events on Friday night, October 13, in West Village at the 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank.

Fans attending the Festival to view the weekend’s events, such as high-speed track action for historic and modern sports and race cars at the Targa Sixty Six Pace Grand Prix at The Bend, Car Club gatherings, and Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance will be treated to an evening of music from the group known as “The World’s Greatest Party Band.”

From Left: Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, and Katie Pierson of The B-52s. (image courtesy of The B-52s and The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival)

The B-52s were formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976, after drinks at a Chinese restaurant. Nearly 40 years later, with more than 20 million albums sold, they remain one of music’s most beloved and enduring bands. They named themselves after Southern slang for exaggerated “bouffant” hairdos. The group, which includes Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, and Cindy Wilson, recently wrapped an acclaimed multi-city farewell tour, followed by an exclusive 10-night residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas in May.

More information on the group whose “thrift store aesthetic and genre-defying songs were the talk of the post-punk underground,” according to the official bio, may be found at

“We’re thrilled to have The B-52s perform at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival,” said Byron DeFoor, founder of the Festival. “Their music is unforgettable, and I know that everyone will be dancing in the streets in West Village to their unique sound.”

Tickets to the Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank, and the B-52s concert may be purchased at

Chattanooga is known for its interactive attractions that include the Creative Discovery Museum, High Point Climbing, an IMAX movie theater, a variety of shopping options, and the award-winning Tennessee Aquarium. All activities are walkable from the main event and the host hotel, The Westin, making it perfect for families of every age to enjoy.

Event tickets may be purchased at

Event tickets allow access to all the Festival events, including the Concours d’Elegance and the awards ceremony on Sunday, the Mecum Auctions on Friday and Saturday at the Convention Center, high-speed track action at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend, and other events in West Village and nearby locations.

Festival Ticket prices are:

•          Three-Day Festival Ticket – $120.00
•          Friday All-Day Festival Ticket – $89.00
•          Friday Festival Day Ticket – $44.00
•          Friday Evening Festival Ticket – $65.00
•          Saturday Festival Ticket – $65.00
•          Sunday Festival Ticket – $65.00

Children under the age of 12 are allowed entry free of charge if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

A full weekend of events includes:

•          Targa Sixty Six high-speed track action for historic and modern sports and race cars at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend
•          Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga
•          Mecum Auctions
•          Concours d’Elegance
•          Luftgekühlt’s celebration of Brian Redman
•          Car Club gatherings
•          Saturday evening fundraiser, “Unlock My Brain” (separate/additional ticket required)
•          Friday night concert with The B-52s
•          Torque Show with Justin Bell and Tommy Kendall
•          Panel discussions and other entertainment on the Main Stage throughout the weekend
•          J. Willard Marriott Club display of historic Ferraris
•          Gathering of the Greats – Porsche Edition
•          Family-friendly activities for all

Registration is open for these 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Sponsored by Millennium Bank, events:

•          Official Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Website:
•          Event Tickets:
•          Targa Sixty Six at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend Registration:
•          Car Clubs Application/Registration:
•          Concours d’Elegance Application/Registration:
•          Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga Registration:

Registration for Mecum Chattanooga 2023 is open at

Event media credentials may be requested at

Details on each event may be found at

A gallery of images for the 2022 Festival, for editorial use only, may be found at Please credit Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.

About Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Sponsored by Millennium Bank:

Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, sponsored by Millennium Bank, support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Foundation, Inc. Approaching 13 years of supporting Alzheimer’s and neuroscience research, Fifty Plus Foundation created the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to bring both local and global support to back research that is already making a difference in saving lives. Learn more at

Media Contacts:
Judy Stropus, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival; 203-438-0501; cell 203-243-2438;
Sawyer Byers, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival;