indepenDANCE Day Street Party

On July 3 Nightfall and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center are teaming up to celebrate the holiday weekend  for an IndepenDANCE Day Street Party, held between Miller Plaza and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Fun begins at 5:00 on the lawn of the Bessie with games, special music and street entertainment including a car show, art activities, a climbing wall, additional vendors and more. 


Music will begin as usual at 7:00 with local band Xsklusive, followed by a headline performance by bluesman Tinsley Ellis at Nightfall at 8:00. Free to the public!



The Nightfall Concert Series is held each Friday night from May 1st to September 4th - rain or shine - in Miller Plaza, downtown Chattanooga.


Headlining acts begin at 8pm with local opening acts starting at 7pm.  Bring your kids, lawn chairs, pets and friends to enjoy great live music, food and an ice cold beer.

Nightfall provides a multi-week schedule of diverse, quality musical entertainment in the heart of Chattanooga. Celebrating its 27th season in 2015, Nightfall features a broad spectrum of musical genres performed by superior national and international artists, many of whom are performing in our city for the first time.

More than just a combination of great music and concessions, Nightfall has brought us together as a community. With careful attention to artist selections, Nightfall offers a musical lineup as diverse as the faces in the crowd, and helps enrich Chattanooga's cultural offerings. 

In addition to providing curated entertainment, Nightfall has always played a key role in promoting the overall health and animation of downtown Chattanooga. There's something very special about the community Nightfall creates - the spirit of Nightfall - that make it a one-of-a-kind intangible for our city.

See y'all at Nightfall!



850 Market Street

Chattanooga, TN 37402



Friday 7pm - 10pm