Summit City prides itself on providing a great listening environment for enjoying a wide variety of music.

Our venue holds 100 people and we try to keep our cover charges relatively low so great live music stays accessible. We’re centrally located approximately 2 ½ hours from Asheville, NC, Knoxvillle, TN, Lexington, KY, and Charleston, WV.

We request the following of bands that play here:

  • a website with links to music samples (myspace is fine)
  • a high-quality band photo for use in press releases
  • posters if available

All booking requests must come through email. Please contact us via e-mail: Due to the high volume of requests we receive, it may take a few weeks for us to reply.  Thanks for your patience on this.

National Booking agent for Summit City: Greg Napier for  ’A evening with concert series”

If you already have a date booked, please send us anything we can use to help promote the event here at the club: posters, flyers, weblinks, CDs, photos, etc. We have a great local community radio station here in Whitesburg—WMMT 88.7—if you are interested in promoting your music through WMMT please contact Brett Ratliff at 606-33-0108

Ben Gish at The Mountain Eagle or or by phone at 606-633-2252

Some of Artists that have performed at Summit City include Mark Knight ,Don Dokken,LA Guns,John Corabi of Motley Crue,Justin Townes Earle,Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Cory Chisel and The Wandering SonsTim Easton,The Whipsaws,Chris Knight,Rose Hill Drive,The Whigs,Company of Thieves,Brother Cane,Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper,Sleeper Agent,Sons of Bill,The Steepwater Band,Truth and Salvage Company,John Cowan,The Felice Brothers,Michelle Malone,Chris Janson,The Felice Brothers,Planet of The Abts featuring Matt Abts and JorgenCarlsson of Gov’t Mule,Velvet Truckstop,Blue Mountain,The Hackensaw Boys,Jypsi,Dawn Landes and The Hounds,Road Kill Ghost Choir,Halfway to Hazard,and Brian Owens to name a few!

Check out what folks have said about us…

This is a safe haven for songwriters. The respect and appreciation for music is noticed in a big way. By far my favorite place to play and it’s like a second home. -Chris Janson, Feb 1, 2009

“The most unexpected cool place to play! The staff is great. The food is great. And the people are great. If there is a “don’t miss” hotspot, this is it. One of my favorite places to play”. -Zach Gooch ,Sons of Roswell,  August 15, 2009

“Summit City is and has been our number one place to play.  This place is a little hidden jewel in the mountains.” -Jordan Davis, The Only Sons, January 13, 2010

“Playing Summit City is always a highlight of our year.” –Sean Hopkins, Dallas Alice, July 5, 2010

Multi Platinum artist Don Dokken of Dokken “One of the most beautiful areas in the world to play” Dec-2009

Platinum selling musician Mark Knight. My Kentucky Home! The best hospitailty and the most amazing music supporters I have ever been around! Nov-2011

Cory Chisel of Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons “One of my favorite venues I have ever performed in” Oct-2012

John Corabi of Motley Crue ” This is a amazing place” Jan-2012

Damon Johnson of Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy “This Room is magic!” Feb-2011