Chattanooga’s Best Local Music Showcase


Saturday, March 9th

Doors at 8:00

$10 at the door or presale








Nuts and Bolts

  • 30+ bands - 5 Nights at Granfalloon February 22, 23 & 28 and March 1 & 2 - 400 East Main Street

  • 6 bands will perform each night

  • 5 winners compete in the Finals Night- March 9th at Songbirds South

  • $60 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 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 the hashtag -

    • #RTN2019

  • 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 2019 in front of several thousand attendees

  • Finals Night runner ups earn chance to open Nightfall 2019

  • $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 talented 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, and more!

  • $40 gift cards to Wonderpress for all printing needs

  • Finals Nights judged by music industry professionals

  • Crowd will vote during semi-final round competitions with judge backup!

  • TAKE NOTE at Songbirds on February 11th at 6:00pm- 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. FREE to all participants!

  • Professional sound by MAC PRO SOUND!

  • Social Media support for participating bands

  • Tickets to all shows including Finals Night for all participating band members






Nightfall is presented by: