Nightfall Features Ruby Velle And The Soulphonics Friday

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 31st season on Friday with a series of free Friday-night concerts held at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. Each 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. 

Review for Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics:

Headlining Nightfall this Friday will be Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. An Atlanta-based band who are heirs to the throne of the old-school Motown masters, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics come armed with deep, raw funk steeped in a southern soul style. They have blazed a trail with their new music and shared the stage with Gary Clark Jr. and Kendrick Lamar.

The local band Function will open Friday’s show at 7 p.m. Also known as Function: with a C, this band returns to the Nightfall stage with their soulful rocking blend of jazz and R&B. Function previously won the 2014 Road to Nightfall and went on to play the TVFCU Stage of Riverbend in 2014. Function is comprised of John Rose, Justin McBath, Darren Self, Hunter White, Joshua Allen and Brittany Ammons.

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. 

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, 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. 



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