It has been almost 18 months since Track 29 officially opened its doors with a Jamey Johnson concert.
In that time, the Southside venue has logged more than one impressive milestone, from the range of acts in a variety of musical genres to the big-name musicians typically seen on the bill of arena tours.
And the pursuit of surprising and familiar acts is a daily assignment for the venue’s staff. Owner Adam Kinsey said everyone has their own wish list of solo artists and bands they would love to see on the Track 29 stage.
Though he wouldn’t elaborate so as not to jinx anything, Kinsey said there are a few musicians whose people the venue contacts multiple times a year in the hopes of securing their acts for the Scenic City.
The lists are also continuously evolving as Kinsey and his staff take suggestions from concertgoers.
“We don’t book Track 29 for us,” Kinsey said. “We book it for Chattanooga.”
While thinking of the next great act that should claim a spot on Track 29’s calendar, check out the venue’s stats:
—First show to sell out: NEEDTOBREATHE on Oct. 28, 2011
—Show to sell out the fastest: Jack White in 10 seconds, with the Avett Brothers clocking in at No. 2 with a sellout in 27 seconds
—Best-attended shows: Jack White and the Avett Brothers
—Additional sold-out shows: Jake Owen, Band of Horses, Here Come the Mummies and Sufjan Stevens