Over the past two weekends, record crowds have been drawn to Rhythm & Brews for the four semi-final rounds of this year’s Road to Nightfall, presented by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. Four bands were chosen by popular vote to move on the final round, taking place this Friday at Rhythm & Brews.
The finalists are soCro, Function, Pack of Wolves and Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit. The Road to Nightfall winner will earn the position as a headline act at Nightfall on June 20 plus a $1,000 performance fee and eight hours of recording studio time from Nolan Media Group, Inc.
As in the past, the lineup order for the final round was chosen by random drawing. This year Amy Ray and Emily Saliers from the Grammy Award-winning group, Indigo Girls, choose the order. View this video on the Nightfall Facebook page - www.facebook.com/nightfallmusicseries.
For the final competition, a panel of judges, consisting of local venue owners, event producers and music writers, will determine the final winner for the headlining act. In addition, the other three bands that compete in the final round will be guaranteed a spot as an opening band during the Nightfall series.
Road to Nightfall, presented by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, provides the opportunity for people in the Chattanooga market to be exposed to a variety of local bands and offers a chance for the artists themselves to meet, network and help grow Chattanooga’s already burgeoning music scene. Rhythm & Brews’ operator, Mike Dougher said he was impressed with all the bands performing, stating that this is “a great opportunity for me to discover new local talent I may not have heard of before.”
Nightfall will feature local bands as openers for each show during the season, followed by a regional or national headliner. Nightfall is a free, outdoor concert series held at Miller Plaza each Friday night from May 2-Aug. 29.