One of Chattanooga’s most widely recognized and attended programs is the seasonal Nightfall concert series, which celebrated its 26th season in 2014. Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night for 18 weeks to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists ranging in a variety of genres. A local act is given the opportunity to open for the national headlining talent. The series focuses on presenting a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Most headliners have not performed previously in the Chattanooga market. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krause, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Nightfall, which attracts an audience as diverse as its schedule of performers, has developed an appeal that extends
beyond its natural attraction to music lovers. Nightfall has become the family- friendly Friday night gathering place for our community. Food and beverage concessions are enjoyed by the crowd and allow people to come straight from work, home or area hotels.