New Orleans Sound Featured Friday At Nightfall

Monday, July 1, 2019

Nightfall, Chattanooga’s longest-running outdoor summer concert series, will feature Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs as its musical headliner on Friday, with local opener, Danny Polo. The Nightfall Concert Series is held free each Friday for 17 weeks at Miller Plaza and Miller Park. 

Review for Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs:

Headlining this week at 8 p.m. is Shamarr Allen, who epitomizes the true New Orleans sound, blending jazz and brass band music with hip hop, rock, funk, funk blues and country. Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Willie Nelson, Galactic, Mannie Fresh, Patti Labelle, Harry Connick Jr. and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. On the frontline as a scintillating lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. 

Review for Danny Polo:
Opening the show at 7 p.m. is local musician Danny Polo. He describes his music as pop and R&B, heavily influenced by the greats of hip hop and soul, such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, drake, Bruno Mars and Tom Mische. With a background in theatre, Danny is comfortable on stage as vocalist fronting his band which includes guitar, bass, keys and drums. 

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.

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 each night.

Nightfall is produced by Chattanooga Presents. For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com



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