Amber Fults And The Ambivalent Lovers Play At Nightfall Friday

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Nightfall Concert Series continues its 25th year of summer musical programming Friday with a headline show by Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers. The opening act is Dana Rogers. These free shows are held each Friday at Miller Plaza, now through Aug. 30.

Review for Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers:

Winner of this year’s McKay’s Road to Nightfall competition, Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers are one of the most exciting new bands in Chattanooga. Built around the core of Amber’s smart, catchy songs and her expressive voice, the Ambivalent Lovers fashion a sound of hard hitting rock n' roll with splashes of country, pop, and classic rock thrown in. AFATAL’S first gig, with a fully established lineup, was competing in the “McKay’s Road to Nightfall 2012,” which they won in the first round but narrowly lost to their good friends Strung Like A Horse in the final competetion. AFATAL may commonly be seen performing at popular Chattanooga venues such as JJ’s Bohemia, The Honest Pint, and most frequently, Rhythm and Brews. 

Nightfall’s opening act, Dana Rogers, is a soul-driven songwriter and musician. Since 1997, she has wooed audiences with her sultry blend of vocals and understated guitar. A fan once told Dana that her voice "...is like steel reinforced velvet” - smooth and strong. Dana's musical style is an American combination of acoustic fingerstyle jazz, folk, funk and blues. She has shared the stage with acts such as Sarah Lee Guthrie, Guy Davis, Ingrid Michaelson, Steve Poltz, The Waybacks and The Floating Men to name a few. With her melodic vocal and guitar arrangements, she's sure to entertain. 

Presented and produced by Chattanooga Presents, Nightfall continues to bring an eclectic mix of music to downtown Chattanooga. Nightfall showcases the local arts community by featuring Chattanooga musicians for each opening act, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by performances by national and international talent beginning at 8 p.m. Beer, wine, food and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Booklets for discount beverage tickets, good for beer and wine, will be available on site now through the end of June. Each booklet contains 20 tickets and costs $80 (this is a savings of $20 from individually priced tickets). These tickets save time and money by allowing patrons to avoid the regular ticket lines at Nightfall, and simply get their wristbands with a photo ID at the Express Line. 

For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for a complete, interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner and other information for first-time attendees.



CSO Youth Orchestras Present Their Fall Concert

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras open their 2014-2015 season on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Ringgold High School with a concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra with Gary Wilkes conducting.  Also featured in the program is the 2nd place winner of the 2014 Concerto Competition, Nacor Lantigua.  The final selections on the program are the last two movements ... (click for more)

North Georgia Author And TV Star Randall Franks Chronicles Folk Legend's 10 Decades In New Book

Author Randall Franks debuted his new book in Nashville, signing it for fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Whittlin’ and Fiddlin’ My Own Way: The Violet Hensley Story” reflects nearly a century of experiences through the eyes of Silver Dollar City personality Violet Hensley. Mr. Franks co-authored the book with Ms. Hensley, who just turned 98. “It was ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)