Divinity Roxx Headlines Nightfall Friday

Monday, June 19, 2017
Divinity Roxx plays at Nightfall Friday at 8 p.m. at Miller Plaza
Divinity Roxx plays at Nightfall Friday at 8 p.m. at Miller Plaza

The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 30th season Friday at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by neo-soul songstress, Divinity Roxx, with Over Easy as support. 

Review for Divinity Roxx:

Divinity Roxx lives up to her name during each performance, her ability to play bass guitar while fronting her own band creates a heavenly stage presence. Divinity’s buttery smooth voice is the perfect conveyor of her neo-soul narratives about personal growth, love and positivity. She plays the bass guitar with remarkable dexterity and innate rhythm, seamlessly incorporating elements of funk, hip-hop and rock into her music. 

Divinity Roxx has appeared on The Grammy’s, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Saturday Night Live, 106 and Park, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Queen Latifah Show and Good Morning America. She served as a band member and assistant Musical Director during a five-year tour with Beyoncé. Divinity has performed with legends like Patti Labelle, Kelly Rowland, Erykah Badu, Bootsy Collins, Killa Mike and Gladys Knight. Divinity’s latest project “ImPossible” was released in 2016. According to the artist, the album is a message to the world about working collectively to create positive changes in our society. Spin her record to add warmth and passion to any setting, but don’t miss the electrifying and uplifting performance by Divinity Roxx this Friday at Nightfall.  

Review for Over Easy:  

Opening for the Divinity Roxx will be Chattanooga’s own Over Easy. Over Easy makes genre-bending music that’s rooted in progressive rock, jazz and funk. The seven-piece outfit commands the stage with two guitarists, a cello, saxophone, drums, bass guitar and assorted percussion instruments. Don’t confuse Over Easy with passive “easy listening” music of yesterday; this band performs with passion and energy that gets a crowd moving and shaking. Woodwind, strings, percussion and vocals create a dynamic sonic palate to satisfy pretty much anyone’s musical craving.  

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 our city. These shows are free to the public and appropriate for a family audience. 

Nightfall bulk discount beer and wine tickets are 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. 

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.



UTC Kodaly Institute Recital Set For June 30

Nightfall Features Zydeco Dance Music July 1

John Shearer: Highly Successful Broadway Music Director Was Baylor School Graduate


The Kodály Institute at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a summer professional development institute for music teachers who want to pick up new teaching methods to bring back to ... (click for more)

Celebrating its 35th season of free music at Miller Plaza, Nightfall continues this Friday with Creole music by headliner “Black Cat” Dwight Carrier and local act The Scarlet Love Conspiracy ... (click for more)

Although it apparently has received scant attention locally, perhaps the most successful Broadway music director ever to come out of Chattanooga recently died. Donald Pippin, who graduated ... (click for more)



Entertainment

UTC Kodaly Institute Recital Set For June 30

The Kodály Institute at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a summer professional development institute for music teachers who want to pick up new teaching methods to bring back to their own pupils. Named after Zóltan Kodály (pronounced KOH-dye), a Hungarian composer, musicologist and educator, the institute—under way since June 13 and concluding July 1—espouses the ... (click for more)

Nightfall Features Zydeco Dance Music July 1

Celebrating its 35th season of free music at Miller Plaza, Nightfall continues this Friday with Creole music by headliner “Black Cat” Dwight Carrier and local act The Scarlet Love Conspiracy opens at 7 p.m. In addition to music on the Miller Plaza stage, other special features at Nightfall this Friday include a video game truck, local food trucks, local artisan street vendors ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Coppinger Says Over $1 Billion In Development, Including $70 Million New Lookouts Stadium, To Be Announced At U.S. Pipe/Wheland Site

County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Wednesday that over $1 billion in development, including a new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium, will be announced on Thursday morning at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland Foundry site. He said the development includes 120 acres and about nine acres will be for the $70 million stadium, which he said will not be just for the Lookouts but for community use. He ... (click for more)

County Commission Approves $1 Million Toward Getting Officers In Every County School

The County Commission on Wednesday voted to spend $1 million toward providing officers in every Hamilton County public school. The appropriation will go along with $950,000 approved recently by the School Board toward the school safety goal. Currently there are 32 School Resource Officers approved with 28 now hired. Sheriff Jim Hammond said four SROs "are in the pipeline" ... (click for more)

Opinion

Soddy Daisy: Home To Bad Food, Worse Roads, And No Gasoline - And Response

I enjoy Soddy Daisy. Truly I do. But over the past six years or so, everything in the town has been going downhill, and quite fast. There is simply no place to eat in Soddy Daisy that offers any nutritional value or variety. Burger King, McDonald's, Sonic, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Bojangles. This is what we have to feed our children. Now a couple people may say what about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, Coach Can Pray

In 2015 Joe Kennedy, a career Marine, was told by a “woke” crowd of educators that he could no longer be an assistant high school football coach in Seattle, Washington. The problem was that he publicly knelt and prayed on the field’s 50-yard line after every game and there were some school administrators that felt he was an undue influence on non-religious students. On Monday ... (click for more)