Upcoming Shows

Four Bridges Arts Festival
April 18, 3:30PM
Chattanooga, TN

Back Door Tavern
April 23, 9PM
Knoxville, TN

Private Show
April 24, 7PM
Chattanooga, TN

First Fridays Festival
July 2, 7PM
Elizabethton, TN

Valley Vibes Music and Arts Festival 
WIldwood, GA
September 3-5

Private Show
August 27, 7PM
Savannah, GA

 Private Event
Septermber 18, 7PM
Chattanooga, TN

It’s a new year!

We are finally adding shows to our calendar again! Right now it’s just a couple of performances, but as vaccinations continue (and yours truly get inoculated) we will add more and more! 

We have also been very busy writing new songs and preparing to record a new album! To date, we have about 12 new tunes and are hoping to ultimately have 25 – 30 songs from which to choose when we head back into the studio! We will be arranging some of these and trying them out at various shows over the course of this summer! If you want to catch a new tune before it’s recorded, or hear some of the older ones, make plans to come out and enjoy live music courtesy of Monday Night Social! 

Before everything was unceremoniously scuttled, we released our second single, Nothing Broken, from our album “Watch it Burn” way back on June 8, 2020. You can check out the album version through any streaming app or buy purchasing a vinyl from us; but we also recorded a live acoustic version you can watch right here! This is one of our favorite songs off of the album. As Joshua Pickard of the Southern Sounding put it, “‘Nothing Broken’ is constructed from a gorgeously melancholy collection of acoustic plucks and strums, anchored by voices that entangle and caress one another. It is a song of intimate recollections based upon universal concepts such as love, ache and joy; they are painful, euphoric and espouse a beatific rurality which provides the necessary framework for them to function without undue sentimentality or any sense of falseness.”

We so look forward to seeing your beautiful faces soon!

 

PODCASTING

Our First Podcast Interview!

 

On November 9, we were fortunate enough to be invited on Roswell’s “Ride the Vibe” music podcast with Michael Litten, known as “the Last D.J.” in honor of the late Tom Petty. The hour flew by as we talked about the origins of Monday Night Social, listened to some songs off the new album, and gave each other a hard time as we told stories and laughed a lot! The episode was produced by Wahid Gomes of DRSATL and the Verde Music Group. You can listen to the episode by clicking play on the player below!

Listen Now

The new album is officially available on all streaming platforms! Listen to it and then spread the love all around! Share it! Tell your friends, family, loved ones, and those you only see frequently around town and nod your head to as you pass – tell EVERYONE!

Joshua Pickard, with WUTC 88.1 in Chattanooga and the Southern Sounding, just reviewed the album and said some cool things about our labor of love! Click here to read his thoughts on our music and maybe share it on a social media platform of your choice!

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Upcoming Shows

Four Bridges Arts Festival
April 18, 2021
Chattanooga, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

First Fridays Festival
July 2, 2021
Elizabethton, TN
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

 

Back Door Tavern
April 23, 2021
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

 

Valley Vibes Music and Arts Festival
September 3-5, 2021
WIldwood, GA
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

 

Private Event
April 24, 2021
Chattanooga, TN

 

Private Event
September 18, 2021
Chattanooga, TN

Private Event
August 27, 2021
Savannah, GA

 

About Us

In February 2017, Monday Night Social emerged as a full five-piece band and into the Chattanooga music scene with their win in that year’s Road to Nightfall competition, however their musical roots as a group extend back a couple of years before that moment.

 

Brock and Janet McGarity, along with Christian Mann, comprise the founding members of the band dating back to early 2015. Initially they performed as a more intimate, indie-folk group focusing on 3-part harmonies with Janet also handling percussion duties while Brock and Christian played acoustic guitar and mandolin respectively. Their songs in those early days were tunes they had written before meeting each other which they worked into 3-part, folksy arrangements and turned into a self-produced EP.

 

In 2016 they began writing songs together which led to a refining of their sound and direction. By this point the 3-part harmonies had become central to their identity, but the real transition came in the form of instrumentation. The acoustic guitar and mandolin were still integral pieces, but the electric guitar began to carry more of the load which required a shift in how the rhythm operated in each song. Janet’s musical versatility found her now playing acoustic on many of the newer songs as well as adding light hand percussion, while Josh English and JG Oliver joined the lineup on bass and drums respectively.

 

After winning the 2017 Road to Nightfall competition and Headlining one night in the Nightfall concert series in downtown Chattanooga, Monday Night Social finished out the year with shows at the Revelry Room (now Songbirds), The Country in Nashville, festivals in Chattanooga and Baton Rouge, and venues in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as releasing a new EP entitled Mixtapes Never Lie produced by Brandon Weaver of Ironwing Studios.

 

In January of 2018 they released the original track, Shutting Down TN, as both a single and their first professionally produced music video. Now, nearly a year and a half later, it has been viewed just over 23,000 times on Facebook and approximately 2,500 times on YouTube. Its success caught Monday Night Social by surprise and prompted discussions around releasing a new full-length album in support of that track. Thus, the remainder of 2018 was spent playing shows when available but primarily focused upon crafting new songs and returning to the studio.

 

Beginning in August of that year and wrapping up in January of 2019, the band spend many free weekends in North Chattanooga in the Soundry Studio with Brett Nolan, taking care of principle recording for the new music. Once that was completed, the next 3 months were spent on mixing the album before sending it off to Grammy nominated sound engineer Dylan Seals who mastered the album for distribution. The album was finished in the summer of 2019 and has been slowly rolled out while Monday Night Social works to fill out their calendar in support.

 

The album is available on all digital streaming sites, on CD, and also on vinyl. Blending elements of blues, folk, country, bluegrass, and rock into their own brand of Americana, Monday Night Social has crafted a full-length, ten song album containing emotionally raw moments and foot-stomping, raucous tunes which they hope will connect in some way with all who listen. Every song is written with an intentional focus on the intricate, 3-part harmonies which informs a depth of emotional weight to the more serious melodies and an anthemic, soaring quality to their more upbeat rollicking numbers. As Joshua Pickard of the Southern Sounding put it in his review, “This is an album enamored of its influences but also anxious to adapt those same sounds and explore the band’s own eclectic musical impulses in a setting free of expectation and rhythmic guidelines. Watch It Burn establishes a freewheeling environment where concern for adherence to any single genre is non-existent and where the band is given free rein to experiment with a number of different aesthetics and histories. These songs are carefully constructed but also evince a loosely improvisational nature, and it’s within this musical dichotomy that Monday Night Social find a miraculous resolution of all their collective experiences and emotions.

 

 

For all BOOKING or general CONTACT questions, please email us directly at MondayNightSocialBand@gmail.com or reach out to our booking manager, Julie Markey, at Red Tail Booking by emailing her at redtailbnm@gmail.com

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!