The free Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, will continue its 30thth season Friday with the soul-drenched sound of The Suffers.
Held each Friday at Miller Plaza through Aug. 25 (with the exception of June 9 and 16 during Riverbend), 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 our city. These shows are free to the public and appropriate for a family audience.
This Friday, Nightfall will also be partnering with AVA (on the second Friday of each month) to feature a POP-UP Art Gallery in the Miller Plaza Pavilion which will continue throughout the summer. Each Gallery will feature the work of local artists from a variety backgrounds and genres. Most, if not all, of the artwork will be for sale.
Review for The Suffers:
Headlining Nightfall this Friday is The Suffers, a powerhouse band who define their sound as Gulf Coast Soul. This description includes the mixture of the different cultures and musical styles present around the Gulf coast and the city of Houston, including Cajun, African American and Mexican, which all come together in the port city. A first rate horn section and the massive voice of Kam Franklin make this one of the hottest R&B bands in the industry. In 2015 Billboard listed The Suffers’ debut album as one of the “Top 10 Anticipated Rock & Alterative Albums”, Buzzfeed listed them as one of “25 New Artists You Need in Your Life in 2015,” and The Suffers were featured by Esquire as one of the 40 bands to see at South by Southwest. Appearances since then on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Daily Show have made them almost a household name by now.
Review for The Power Players:
The Chattanooga band The Power Players will open this Friday’s show at 7 p.m. This band of veteran Chattanooga musicians always sets the stage for a party with their upbeat style of rockin' blues, electric funk, jazz, classic rock and great Motown soul. The Power Players Show Band is the ultimate multi-talented all occasion party band.
Nightfall bulk discount beer and wine tickets will again be 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, said officials.
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 information for first-time attendees.