Welcome to the website of the Tri-State Musicians’ Union — Local 80 of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM).
Your Source for Live Music in the Chattanooga area Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama
WANT TO BOOK LIVE MUSIC?
If you’re looking for a professional musician for your special event, Local 80 is your source for live music. We have musicians for every genre including classical music. Contact us for information about our musicians.
WANT TO JOIN LOCAL 80?
If you are a talented musician eager to meet others who share your passion for music and are seeking new venues for performance, Local 80 is your local connection to sound professional opportunities. Learn about the benefits of membership in Local 80 and join today.
Who is AFM?
AFM = AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS
Organized: October 19, 1896
AFM members, who number almost 100,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc. Some examples of members are: Alabama, Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Confederate Railroad and Branford Marsalis just to mention a few. As you can see, there is a strong and diverse representation of major recording individuals and groups.
The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 120 years. Local 80 has been serving since 1900 (Chartered 1905) and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 80 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.