The search for Chattanooga's best local act is on.

The 8th annual Road to Nightfall competition is set to begin Friday, March 9th.

"Over the course of six nights, more than 150 musicians from 30 local bands will compete for more than $10,000 in cash, and the chance to be a headlining act in this year’s Nightfall Concert Series which runs from May 4-August 31 every Friday night at Miller Plaza," a spokesperson for the competition said.

The public is invited to watch the competition at the Granfalloon at 400 East Main Street. Tickets will be $10 at the door. The show will begin at 8:00 pm, with doors opening one hour prior.

"Audience members will be exposed to new, local bands cultivating Chattanooga’s music market and vote for their favorites via text message to determine the winners of each night," the spokesperson added.

The Road to Nightfall 2018 is sponsored by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, SongBirds, SoundCorp’s Take Note, Chattanooga Presents, MetroTone, The Soundry, Dagan Beckett Films, EPB City Stream and The Signal and Wonder Press.