Nightfall, a free outdoor summer concert series, will feature Jacob Jolliff Band as its headline performer on Friday with local opener, New Grass Express. The Nightfall Concert Series is held free each Friday for 17 weeks at Miller Plaza and Miller Park.
With the addition of the renovated Miller Park in its footprint, Nightfall now includes activities such as outdoor lawn games, inflatable soccer goals from Chattanooga Football Club, plus art vendors in the new grassy lawn. Artist registration is still available for booth space throughout the season at http://www.nightfallchattanooga.com/nightfall-registration-form.
Review for Jacob Jolliff Band:
Headlining this Friday is the Jacob Jolliff Band, a member of the progressive bluegrass band Yonder Mountain String Band and a National Champion of the Mandolin. Led by one of the country’s most acclaimed bluegrass mandolinists, the Jacob Jolliff band is said to be the next generation of bluegrass super groups. Before Jolliff joined Yonder Mountain String Band, he founded the New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band found success with their three records that led to hundreds of shows and thousands of miles on their worldwide tour. The Jacon Jolliff Band features some of the most advanced young pickers in the country.
Review for New Grass Express:
Opening Nightfall at 7 p.m. is the New Grass Express. The New Grass Express Band began their journey in 2011 as a bluegrass and gospel group. From Chattanooga, this high-energy driven band has both a traditional and modern bluegrass sound with their very own innovative harmonies. Steven Graham is the lead vocalist and guitarist/bass player. Christy Tankersley plays the five-string banjo, and the lead guitarist is Barry Simpson. Steve Snyder is the band’s talented mandolin and dobro player.
Food trucks and drink concessions are available each week at Nightfall; therefore no outside food or beverages are allowed to be brought into the plaza. Known for its family-friendly environment as well as being recognized nationally for the quality of its musical programming, Nightfall is a family-friendly concert series with an average attendance of between 2,500-3,000 each night.
Nightfall is produced by Chattanooga Presents. For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com.