Nightfall Concert Series Continues This Friday With The London Souls

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The London Souls
The London Souls

The 2014 Nightfall free concert series continues its schedule of great summer musical programming this Friday, August 1st, at Miller Plaza with a headline show by The London Souls at 8 PM. Opening at 7 p.m. will be Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit. Nightfall is hosted each Friday at Miller Plaza through Aug. 29.

The London Souls’ unique reinterpretation of classic hard-hitting rock and roll recalls elements of the past with an ever-present boundless energy, fit to cement their place in the future. 

The band has built a fervent fan base leveraged by their reputation for consistently impassioned, explosive live performances. Their celebrated sound draws significant influence from the British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin.  From the billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket, the band incorporates the best of the past.

Launched in 2008 originally as a quartet, and then as a trio The London Souls are being called one of the best rock bands New York has produced in years. Following their debut album in 2011, in 2013 they began their tour to support their “Here Come The Girls” release, later joining with The Black Crowes and Tedeschi Trucks Band on their co-headlining tour.

Jordan Hallquist of Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit, is a singer/songwriter and rock artist hailing from Chattanooga. He began singing at the age of three and picked up his first instrument at 10. He hasn’t stopped since. His protean style of entertaining encompasses the musical panorama, including Americana, blues, rockabilly and classic rock. Jordan is just as comfortable performing an acoustic set in a cozy tavern as he is piloting his band while performing originals and selected covers for an exuberant crowd of dancing college students to delivering a professional and spot-on performance as the opening act for nationally known performers and bands.

Hallquist’s fourth studio album "Broad St. Devil" is due to release Aug. 17, with his full band "Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit."

Presented and produced by Chattanooga Presents, Nightfall brings an eclectic mix of music to downtown Chattanooga. Nightfall showcases Chattanooga’s local arts community by featuring Chattanooga musicians for each opening act, followed by headline performances by national and international talent. Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Nightfall has been made possible for 27 years thanks to corporate sponsors. Supporters for this year’s series are Shock Top, The Fletcher Bright Company, Kelly Cars, EPB Fiber Optics, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, River City Company, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, ChattanoogaNow, Warehouse Row, Southern Honda Powersports, Track 29, Walden Security, Bryan College and UTC, with media support from and NPR/Music 88.1 and WTCI.

For more information on the Nightfall Series, call 423 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for a complete, interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner, as well as other important information for first-time attendees.


Jordan Hallquist group
Jordan Hallquist group
- Photo2 by Mark Herndon

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