The birds are back at it! We are finally easing back into playing live music, after an almost 2 year forced break. We cannot wait to play tunes for you once again, so please keep checking out our SHOWS page, as we will continue to add more concerts soon!
Thank you for visiting the official website for Magic Birds, a Chattanooga, TN-based band made up of Scott Bruce and Ben Ezell. Delivering their own brand of Americana music, the duo blends together elements of classic country, bluegrass and folk, producing a style of music that exemplifies the sound that has helped shape their lives. Check out the site, see where the next performance will be and take a listen to a few tunes. Hope you like what you hear!
Magic Birds @ Noontunes
We will be performing as a part of the Noontunes concert series in downtown Chattanooga! This concert series happens each Thursday at noon during the fall months, and we are so glad that we were asked to join the festivities this year. Grab your lunch at any of the area restaurants around Miller Plaza and come hang out with Magic Birds for an hour on Thu 11/4 at noon!
Magic Birds @ 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
Magic Birds is honored to be performing a set at Trident Transport's 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament benefitting Erlanger Children’s Hospital. This is an all-day event that kicks off around noon and will include local food, unique drinks, live music, and of course, plenty of cornhole playing! Magic Birds will kick off the music entertainment at 12:30pm, so come out and enjoy a full day of fun that goes back to helping create a better atmosphere for hospitalized children in Chattanooga!
Magic Birds @ MAINx24
We will be back at MAINx24 this year, performing again at the official OCI MAINX24 World Championship Chili Cookoff. This event will take place in the OCI parking lot and benefits green|spaces. The music kicks off around 11:30am, just as soon as the big parade down Main Street ends. Magic Birds will be playing 2 sets this year, so come hang out with us and enjoy the chili tasting and good times!
Magic Birds at #Somewhere
That's right--we are headed back to Scott's hometown of Anderson, SC for another show! Last time was a blast, and we will be back in downtown again--this time at a new speakeasy-style establishment called #Somewhere. We will share more details with you if they allow, but for now, we can give you this hint: Somewhere under the bear, seven blocks from where the man checks his watch.
Embracing Hope Chattanooga - Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ
We are proud to be a part of a Blues, Bluegrass & BBQ event that will shine a light on Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking place in the gardens at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, this family-friendly event features local live music, local breweries and tons of BBQ! The event begins at 1pm, and Magic Birds will take the stage at 2:40pm.
12th Annual SERFA Conference
We are excited to be a part of the 12th Annual SERFA Conference, their first year in Chattanooga. We will perform during the Guerrilla Showcases, which will take place in a hotel room between 11pm-2am. We go on first at 11pm!
We are excited to be a part of the MAINX24 festivities this year! We'll be performing during the official OCI MAINX24 World Championship Chili Cookoff, which is a benefit event for green|spaces. The event kicks off around 11am, directly after the big parade down Main Street, and Magic Birds will be the 2nd band to take the stage during the event. This should be a lot of fun, so come hang out with us!
Magic Birds @ Edley's
Edley's just recently started having live music out on their patio and we cannot wait to get out there and and play some music for you! Come by for dinner or a drink and hang out with us....and you must try their banana pudding!!
Magic Birds at Slick's
We are excited to be playing at Slick's for the first time. Here's hoping the weather is great so we can play on the outdoor stage and take advantage of their awesome patio experience. Did we mention how delicious their burgers are? Come grab dinner and let us serenade you into the night!
Randy Steele & Magic Birds at The BUS Bar
We'll be back in Ocoee for a performance at The BUS Bar with our good buddy Randy Steele! Randy just released an excellent EP called Moccasin Bender, so come prepared to hear some new tunes, along with some old Slim Pickins favorites. We cannot wait to share the stage with him, back in his old stomping grounds. Magic Birds will get this night started with music kicking off at 9pm. Come have some fun with us!
Ocoee River Jam
We are headed up to Ocoee, TN for our first performance in the area and we could not be more excited that it will be at the Ocoee River Jam! Besides providing a full weekend of excellent live music, this annual signature music festival has a dedicated purpose of raising overall awareness of the many unique features found within the region, encouraging community participation, increasing tourism revenues, and supporting local artisans of diverse genres, with proceeds from the event distributed to local area youth organizations and youth related programs. The festival kicks off on Friday night, so go ahead and make a full weekend of it. Magic Birds will be a part of the Saturday festivities, but check out the entire lineup at ocoeeriverjam.com. We hope to see you there!
The 9th Annual Jefferson Heights 4th of July Spectacular
We are exciting to be performing at The 9th Annual Jefferson Heights 4th of July Spectacular! Our talented friend Amber Fults will get things started around 5:30pm and we will go on at about 7pm. It should be an awesome day of celebration with some great friends and fireworks!
2018 Riverbend Festival
This will be Magic Birds' first performance at the iconic Chattanooga music festival and we are pumped! We'll be playing at the TVFCU Stage under the bridge at 6:15pm on Thu 6/14, right before Chattanooga legends Overland Express!
Nick Lutsko & The Gimmix + Magic Birds
We are excited to be opening the show for our friends in Nick Lutsko & The Gimmix at JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga's best venue for late night live music! It's a Friday night so there is really no reason to miss this extravaganza!!
River City Sessions at Lula Lake
Live music at Lula Lake Land Trust with our friends from River City Sessions...say no more! The gates open at 4:30pm and Magic Birds goes on at 6:30pm.
2018 National Cornbread Festival
Magic Birds is excited to be headed back to The National Cornbread Festival for the 3rd straight year! We'll be performing on Sunday morning at 10am Eastern at the Gazebo Stage.
Scenic City Showcase
Scenic City Showcase presents Songwriters in the Round, featuring:
Mark "Porkchop" Holder & MPH - www.markporkchopholdermph.com
Rye Baby - www.ryebaby.bandcamp.com
Ashley Hicks & Matt Shigekawa (from Ashley and the X's) - www.ashleyandthexs.net
hosted by: Magic Birds www.wearemagicbirds.com
Scenic City Showcase returns for another installment of the Songwriters in the Round showcase, featuring some of the Chattanooga area's finest songwriters. With a stacked and diverse lineup for Saturday, February 3rd, come enjoy all of these artists on stage together, as they take turns sharing stories about their songs and performing them live in a stripped-down fashion....all of this in the intimate setting of Barking Legs Theater.
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm, $10 at the door
Head for the Hills w/ Magic Birds
We are pumped to be headed back to the Revelry Room for another show, this time opening for the Colorado-based post-modern bluegrass outfit Head for the Hills. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show. The doors are at 8pm, and the show starts at 9pm!
Music Wednesdays w/ the Chattanooga Times Free Press
We are excited to be playing on Facebook live via the Chattanooga Times Free Press and their Music Wednesdays music series. It will air live on their Facebook page (facebook.com/timesfreepress) at noon Eastern, but it will be available to view afterwards in case you miss the live version.
Wine Over Water
We are honored to be asked to perform this year at one of Chattanooga's best outdoor events, and we cannot wait for the festivities!
Wine Over Water is Tennessee's premier wine-tasting festival. You can sample wines from over 100 world wineries while you stroll the historic Walnut Street Bridge, enjoying food from local restaurants and music from talented regional musicians.
Learn more about the event on their website: www.wineoverwater.org