Nightfall, Chattanooga’s longest-running outdoor summer concert series, will feature The Fridge as its headline performer on Friday with local opener, Danimal Planet. 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 The Fridge:
Headlining Friday is this year’s Road to Nightfall winner, The Fridge, a local electro and psychedelic pop band. After few years of playing live music, Cory French took a break from performing and decided to learn to write and produce at home in collaboration with his brother, Dustin. Cory credits Hunter White, one of his best friends and old bandmates, for bringing their music to the public stage. Calling themselves, The Fridge, Cory and Dustin French, along with Hunter White, played their first show exactly two years ago a little festival on Cherokee farms. According to Cory, “We barely knew what we were doing. The response was great though! We play an organic/electronic mix that is pop catchy yet deep and emotional in nature.” From there it built into more elaborate productions and more songs being developed, and bandmates Chris Reich and Dan Pinson, jumped on board. The Fridge was beginning to find its sound, and the shows were filling up fast.
After Hunter White passed away last summer, The Fridge felt that was going to be the end of the band. After a few months, the band found a perfect fit with drummer Andrew Minnick, signaling a new start for the Fridge. After experiencing several sold out shows, they decided to give Road to Nightfall a try and win it for Hunter (who had made it to the finals four times in the past.) Cory said, “This year... we gave him another win! Hunter believed in me from the beginning and never let me give up on what I was doing. He made me believe I was doing something special and changed my life forever. All of this is for him. The Fridge was his baby.” The Fridge’s music is constantly evolving and turning out new material. They will be recording a new album with the full band soon.
Review for Danimal Planet:
Opening the show at 7 p.m. is Danimal Planet. Led by Dan Pinson (also in The Fridge), this local band has a twist of electronic rock and psychedelic pop. Their music has made its way through many forms starting out as IckyBod Crankin, went through Woodford Sessions and is now set as Danimal Planet. Members include Danimal Pinson, Jessica Nunn, Andrew Minnick, Tyler Martelli and Maria Jordania.
Food trucks and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available each week at Nightfall; therefore no outside food or beverages are allowed to be brought in to Nightfall. 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
Nightfall is produced by Chattanooga Presents. For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com.