2024 Road to Nightfall Registration is Now Open

Chattanooga Presents! and SoundCorps are inviting Chattanooga bands to join the 2024 Road to Nightfall, an annual competition to earn a headlining spot at the Nightfall Concert Series in Miller Plaza.

The contest is set to take place at The Granfalloon from March 15 to 23. It aims to provide a platform for up-and-coming local acts to showcase their talent and prepare for bigger stages.

Bands residing within 50 miles of Chattanooga are encouraged to sign up to compete. Event rules and registration are available at Soundcorps.org.

During each preliminary round, up to six bands will play a 15-minute set. A winner will be selected to advance by audience vote. Each preliminary round winner will advance to the finals held on April 6.

Finalists will have a 20-minute performance, including a maximum of one cover song, with the ultimate winner selected by a panel of music industry professionals and Nightfall Concert Series representatives.

Cash prizes of $300 will be awarded to the advancing band from each night, while the overall winner receives a 90-minute headline performance spotlight at the Nightfall Concert Series, earning $1,000 along with other prizes.

The Road to Nightfall competition was developed over the past 14 years by Gig City Productions and various local partners. The series has been a collaborative project between Chattanooga Presents! and SoundCorps, and is sponsored by Yuengling Flight.

2023 Road to Nightfall Winner

2023’s Road to Nightfall winners Jason Lee Wilson & James Country perform their headlining set at the Night Concert Series.