Chattanooga’s Best Local Music Showcase



Sign Ups are CLOSED- Thanks!

Nuts and Bolts

  • 30+ bands - 5 Nights at Granfalloon March 9, 10, 15, 16 ,& 17- 400 East Main Street. 6 bands will perform each night
  • 5 winners compete in the Finals Night March 24th at The Signal
  • $50 entry fee (all proceeds from entry fee go to promote RTN) This is due once you have been accepted into the series. 
  • You need a Press Kit including: band photos, videos, recorded music, and contact info for all band members
  • If you win, you MUST be able to perform a solid, 90-minute set, which comprises of mostly original material
  • Must have three or more members, with a majority of band members living within a 45 mile radius of Chattanooga
  • Must promote event through your own social media 
  • Can promote however you want, but we ask that you tag any posts about Road to Nightfall with one of these  hashtags -  
    • #RTN2018
  • Competition will consist of three original songs - no covers! 
  • Backline drums, bass rig, PA, and professional sound engineers provided

The Candy 

  • Winner to Headline Nightfall 2018 in front of several thousand attendees
  • Finals Night runner ups earn chance to open Nightfall 2018
  • $500 cash to each night's winner
  • $1000 Finals Night prize & $500 to 2nd place  
  • 25 hours professional recording time from The Soundry Studio to winner
  • A custom instrument by Diamondback Stringworks will go to one lucky participant!
  • Winner receives a free promo video valued at $1500 from Beckett Films- 1 filming session (session can include the filming of a live show with additional filming the day of show or a single filming session up to 3 hours with Videographer) Finished Video Promo can be used in digital promo packaging as well as on social media to promote the artist/band.
  • Two free tickets to SongBirds for each participant, (2) Tier One Guitar Playing Experiences, a D'Angelico Premier SS guitar, and more!
  • $40 gift cards to Wonderpress for all printing needs
  • Finals Nights judged by music industry professionals 
  • Live streamed performances via EPB Fiber Optic's CityStream
  • Text to vote during semi-final round competitions
  • February 26th TAKE NOTE at Granfalloon- Music Industry Networking with a panel of music industry experts including: booking agent, producer, marketing professional, large venue representative, and touring musicians. Dinner Provided. Sponsored by SoundCorps.
  • Professional sound by MAC PRO SOUND!
  • Social Media support team for participating bands
  • Tickets to all shows including Finals Night for all participating band members
  • Finals will be held on March 24th at The Signal on the big stage!







    Nightfall is presented by: