The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 30th season Friday, July 21, at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by pop rock band, FASTBALL, with Midnight Promise opening.
Review for FASTBALL:
With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, FASTBALL remains one of the most consistant and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road today. FASTBALL’s career has resulted in a widely-loved body of work, which encompasses such acclaimed albums as their 1996 debut Make Your Mama Proud and their 1998 platinum breakthrough All the Pain Money Can Buy (which spawned the Grammy-nominated Top Five hit "The Way"). They also experienced an unexpected reincarnation of their hit “Out of My Head” this year on Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello’s #1 smash Hit, “Bad Things.”
FASTBALL released their 6th album, Step Into Light, earlier this summer and immediately will set out on an extensive North American tour with Everclear beginning this week. This will be the first FASTBALL collection to get a vinyl LP release. Chattanooga’s Nightfall show will be the second stop of their country-wide tour in support of this new album.
Review for Midnight Promise:
Opening for FASTBALL will be Chattanooga’s own Midnight Promise. Midnight Promise is a young pop/rock/blues band of best friends with a dynamic sound that is heavily influenced by blues icon John Mayer. Elements of their influences permeate through their original songs and their energetic live performance.
Held each Friday at Miller Plaza through Aug. 25. Nightfall showcases a broad spectrum of musical genres featuring a local band at 7 p.m., followed by a headline show by a national artist at 8 p.m., many of whom are performing for the first time in the city. These shows are free to the public and appropriate for a family audience.
Nightfall bulk discount beer and wine tickets are again available this year at each show, offering a 20 percent savings on a packet of 20 beer and wine tickets. Food trucks and non-alcoholic drink concessions are also available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed to be brought in to Nightfall, therefore coolers are not allowed.
Since 1988 Nightfall has grown into Chattanooga’s signature summertime program for Chattanooga and the surrounding region. Known for its family-friendly environment as well as being recognized nationally for the quality of its musical programming and locally as “Best of the Best” for Chattanooga Events, Nightfall is a family-friendly concert series with an average attendance of between 2,500-3,000 each night.
Nightfall is made possible this year thanks to sponsorships from Shock Top, Fletcher Bright Company, Kelly Subaru, EPB Fiber Optics, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Warehouse Row, Big River Grille, Southern Honda Powersports, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pure Southern and Chattanooga Whiskey, along with media support from NPR/Music 88.1 and ChattanoogaNow.
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, as well as other important information for first-time attendees.