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Developing Excellence Through Competition

The Road to Nightfall competition, powered by T-Mobile, is a band-building experience and performance pipeline for Chattanooga artists that takes place at The Granfalloon at 400 E Main St. leading up to the 2023 Nightfall Concert Series.

April 6
Ida York
Alex The Band
JLW and James County
YGTUT & ThePlug

April 7
Trace the Scars
Moon Juice
Jacob Harshman Project
Hush Money
Bindy & The Band

April 8
Mr. Brownstone & 808 Band
The Hip Elixir
C-Grimey & The Freedom Rydaz
Final Fairground

April 13
Fellzog Max
Magic Birds
Lee Martin Band
Point of Reference
The Liquorsmiths
Daizy Skies

April 14
Bourbon Ridge
Tim Hughes Quartet
In The Company of Wolves
Red Pawn
River Moon Express

Preliminary Rounds: April 6, 7, 8, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m.
Final: May 6
Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) performing band members with at least one (1) member playing a live musical instrument such as keyboards, drums, bass, or guitar. Applicants may have a DJ on stage playing backing tracks, but there must be at least one other accompanying instrumentalist, as well.
Preliminary rounds will feature up to six (6) bands performing a 15 minute set of primarily original music. One cover song is allowed per performance.
One winner from each preliminary night will be chosen by audience vote and will advance to the finals, to be held on May 6. Each finalist act will have a 20 minute performance, to include a maximum of one cover song. The winning act will be chosen by a panel of music industry professionals and Nightfall Concert Series representatives.
The advancing band from each night of the series wins a cash prize of $300, while the overall winner receives a 90 minute headline performance spotlight at the Nightfall Concert Series, which pays $1,000, with a host of other prizes.