UPDATE: 2019 Nightfall season kicks off Friday
UPDATE: Chattanooga's Nightfall concert series kicks off Friday in Miller Plaza.
The summer festival takes place every Friday through August 30th.
This year there will also be an art market, featuring local artists' work in Miller Park.
Nightfall organizers say the goal of this event is to bring the Chattanooga community together with a night of fun.
"Nightfall has really served as this community's gathering place for 32 years now," Carla Pritchard of Chattanooga Presents! said. This is our 32nd season, and it's always been relevant. At the very beginning. It's a reason for people to come downtown when there was nothing to enjoy downtown, and it was just trying to have people come and get a good experience."
The event is free to attend and will go on rain or shine.
Opening acts will take the stage at 7:00 pm and will be followed by the headlining act at 8:00 pm.
During the event, a portion of Cherry Street, Market Street and MLK Boulevard will be closed.
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The 32nd annual event will take place every Friday night from May 3 to August 20 at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga.
Opening acts will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a nationally touring headliner taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.
Winner of the 2019 Road to Nightfall competition, The Fridge, will headline on June 14.
This year's concert series will also feature an art market, displaying local work.
The 2019 Lineup:
- May 3: Aaron Lee Tasjan; Opener: Oweda
- May 10: Harper & Midwest Kind; Opener: Aaron Carney Band
- May 17: Jacob Jolliff Band; Opener: New Grass Express
- May 24: Ruen Brothers; Opener: Jason Lyles Band
- June 7: The Daybreaks; Opener: 3's Company
- June 14: The Fridge; Opener: Danimal Planet
- June 21: Jessy Wilson; Opener: FBI Reloaded
- June 28: The Claudettes; Opener: Amber Fults
- July 5: Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs; Opener: Danny Polo
- July 12: Israel Nash; Opener: Sharla June
- July 19: Low Down Brass Band; Opener: D.L. Yancy
- July 26: Blair Crimmins & the Hookers; Opener: Sing Akadamie
- August 2: Tameca Jones; Opener: Katrina Barclay
- August 9: Front Country; Opener: Slim Pickins
- August 16: Yarn; Opener: Josh Driver Band
- August 23: The Happy Fits; Opener: Spinster
- August 30: The True Loves; Opener: Dr. B & the Ease