The Nightfall Concert Series will host Allen Stone as the headlining act on Friday. Stone had to be previously listed as “Special Guest” on the Nightfall schedule due to the artist’s commitment at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Opening the show will be Smooth Dialects.These free shows are held each Friday at Miller Plaza, now through Aug. 30.
Review for Allen Stone:
Stone has spent the past four years honing his unique style the old-fashioned way - crisscrossing the country in a van with his ace band and playing any small club looking for great music. Since the digital release of his self-titled album via his own Stickystones label in October 2011, Stone’s shows have been selling out from coast to coast. The album jumped into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. His first national television appearance on “Conan” came after the music booker saw a YouTube video of Allen performing “Unaware” in his mother’s living room. Performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed and Esquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had the support of a record label. Stone has since signed to ATO Records, which is bringing the album into wide release.
Review for Smooth Dialects:
Local opening act, Smooth Dialects, has been making quite a name for themselves in the region. The group combines classical training, jazz techniques, and gospel flare to create a sultry groove palette that anyone can feel all over.
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.
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.