Chattanooga Presents, the organizers of the Nightfall summer concert series, have announced the schedule for this year's season.
Nightfall is known for presenting a wide range of musical talents from a myriad of genres, and this year is no exception, says Chattanooga Presents executive director Carla Pritchard.
"I think we've done a good job this year of maintaining a broad variety of music," she says. "We want to be able to feature bands from around the world.
"That's one of the trademarks of Nightfall, to reach beyond the boundaries of what you normally hear in Chattanooga, and as long as we feel like we're introducing new music to this live market, that's a good thing."
This year's season will begin May 2 and will continue weekly every Friday through to Aug. 29. In a continuation of a scheduling experiment last year, the series will continue unabated during this year's Riverbend festival with concerts on June 6 and 13.
"We felt like that went over pretty well last year," Pritchard says. "We got rain the first week, which didn't make it easy to accurately gauge its success, but the second week felt like a normal Nightfall. There's room in this community for lots of good music."
For more information about Nightfall, visit www.nightfallchattanooga.com.
[Note: The first name is the headliner. The second is the local opener.]
• May 2 — Forro in the Dark; Pack of Wolves
• May 9 — Packway Handle Band; Dismembered Tennesseans
• May 16 — Roadkill Ghost Choir; Paul Hadfield & The McCoys
• May 23 — Pokey LaFarge; The 9th Street Stompers
• May 30 — Ester Rada; The Creative Underground
• June 6 — Houndmouth; Eight Knives
• June 13 — Lydia Loveless; Tiffany Taylor
• June 20 — Alanna Royale; Debi D. and River City Jazz
• June 27 — Seth Walker; Remembering January
• July 4 — Slide Brothers; The Power Players
• July 11 — Bronze Radio Return; The Iscariots
• July 18 — Lucius; Danimal Planet
• July 25 — Function (TVFCU Road to Nightfall Winner); Roger Alan Wade with Sparkle Motion
• Aug. 1 — London Souls; Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit
• Aug. 8 — Fredericks Brown; Carlos and His Tropical Swing
• Aug. 15 — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; SoCro
• Aug. 22 — UTC night featuring Johnnyswim; Decibella
• Aug. 29 — Gabe Dixon; Stereo Dig
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