Nightfall, Chattanooga’s longest-running outdoor summer concert series, will feature Yarn as its headline band on Friday with local opener, the Josh Driver Band. 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 Yarn:
Headlining Friday is Yarn, a Brookyn and Raleigh-based Americana band. You might expect a band called Yarn to spin a yarn or two, and this fun folky band does just that. Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of alt country music alike with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life. This band has traveled the country, entertaining audiences at marquee festivals such as Floyfest and Merlefest and piling up accolades along the way.
Yarn has landed on the Grammy ballot four times, garnering nods from the Americana Music Association, placing top five on both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts, earing airplay on Sirius FM, iTunes, Pandora, CNN and CMT, as well as “Download of the Day’ from Rolling Stone. “Shine the Light On,” which shared songwriting credits with John Oates, brought their music to a larger audience as well as a populist following of diehard devotees, known as “the Yarmy.”
Review for Josh Driver Band:
Opening the show at 7 p.m. is the Josh Driver Band, featuring one of the area’s best talent pools of blues-based rock musicians. This high-energy band has ranked among the top finalists for two years at Road to Nightfall, earning them a featured position in the Nightfall series as an opening act. Noted for his songwriting, rustic vocals and guitar musicianship, Josh Driver is a charismatic and front man to this rising Ringgold-based band.
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.