Nightfall Returns With Road To Nightfall Winner And Purposity Night

Monday, June 18, 2018
Hive Theory will play at Nightfall Friday
Hive Theory will play at Nightfall Friday

The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 31st season of free Friday night concerts Friday at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by the 2018 Road to Nightfall winner, Hive Theory. The local opener will be Sun Sap. Special offerings from the sponsor Purposity, will provide additional fun for attendees.

Review for Hive Theory:

Hive Theory, headlining at 8 p.m., earned the top spot in this year’s Road to Nightfall competition, where local bands competed for the chance to headline one of the Nightfall shows this season. Over 30 bands participated in the four-weekend competition, sponsored by TVFCU. 

Formerly fronting the Courtney Holder band, Courtney formed the pop/funk band Hive Theory in 2016. Although Chattanooga based, Courtney and Hive Theory now play over 100 shows a year throughout the southeast. A seasoned vocalist and songwriter, Courtney placed in the top 10 percent of writers at the 2015 NSAI Spring Training and won a songwriting competition in Huntsville, Al., which gave her the opportunity to co-write with multi-hit songwriter Clay Mills. Other Hive Theory band members include Ryan Hitt, Zach Turner, and Jeff McSpadden. Their show at Nightfall will also feature special guest performances by dancers and aerialists. 

Local band Sun Sap will open at 7 p.m. A finalist in this year’s Road to Nightfall, Sun Sap is a new band in the Chattanooga music scene. Basically a rock n’ roll band, Sun Sap writes music inspired by both the ’70’s sound as well as ‘90’s alt rock bands.

Nightfall will also feature “Purposity Night” with special offerings being provided by this sponsor. Visit their booth on M.L.King Boulevard to meet CFC players and obtain free tickets for Saturday night’s game. Purposity is a non-profit which allows people to make a difference by connecting them with needs in their area. Signal Centers will be their featured community service program this Friday.

Food trucks and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available at Nightfall. 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. Each Friday through Aug. 31, 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. 

For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for an interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner, as well as other information for first-time attendees. 



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