Friday through Aug. 31 (with the exception of June 8 and 15 during Riverbend), Nightfall will showcase 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 Chattanooga.
Headlining Nightfall this week will be Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. The local band The Foothills will open at 7 p.m.
Review of the bands:
From Opelousas, La., Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys play a mix of contemporary Zydeco, blending traditional Creole music with the blues. One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre’s most dynamic performers.
Broussard is best known for his performances in the legendary band Zydeco Force. He and his band preserve the music of the Creole culture, while keeping it fresh with their own innovative styles of pack-the-floor Louisiana party music.
The Foothills draw on a wide array of classic American musical styles and contemporary lyrical content to create a timeless musical statement. This band was a finalist in the 2018 “Road to Nightfall” competition.
Nightfall bulk discount beer and wine tickets will again be available 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, recently named as downtown Chattanooga’s favorite event in a survey by River City Company, has been the community’s signature summertime program for the past 30 years. Known for its family-friendly environment as well as being recognized nationally for the quality of its musical programming, Nightfall has 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 Realty, Kelly Subaru, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Warehouse Row, Southern Honda Powersports, Purposity, Frothy Monkey, 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 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.