The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 30th season Friday at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by soulful duo Greyhounds, with Rick Rushing and The Blues Strangers as support.
Review for the Greyhounds:
The Greyhounds are a duo whose music embodies the creative hotbed of the South that is Austin, Texas. Keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Andrew Trube draw influence from the toe tapping, honky tonkin’ era of old timey country and blend it with R&B vibes and soulful, gravelly vocals. They’re a self proclaimed “junkyard band” with a diverse collection of old and new genre-bending sounds that coexist perfectly.
You might recognize Trube and Farrell as members of the funky southern rock group J.J. Grey and Mofro. The pair’s endeavors as the Greyhounds precede their involvement with J.J. Grey by over a decade. Change of Pace is the Greyhounds latest record, released by Ardent Music in 2016. The pair has over 63K monthly listeners on Spotify, and you can watch them perform the track “Amazing” live on Music City Roots here. Experience the dynamic live performance of the Greyhounds this Friday at Miller Plaza.
Review for Rick Rushing and The Blues Strangers:
Opening for the Greyhounds will be Chattanooga’s own Rick Rushing and The Blues Strangers. Rick Rushing is a vocalist and guitarist who always performs with passion. Rushing is a trained jazz and classical guitarist who has played in multiple jazz bands, but he is most loyal to the blues. The music of Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers is 2017’s answer to the psychedelic blues. His albums Train Ride to the Sky and Tennessee Blues are available to listen on Spotify.
Also, stay cool at Nightfall this week with the Tennessee American Water Company’s mister, which will be set up in Cherry Street.
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.
Nightfall is a family-friendly concert series with an average attendance of between 2,500-3,000 each night.
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.