Noontunes returns in May, and organizers need musicians to perform. (Photo: Staff)

A weekly midday concert series in Miller Plaza is seeking local musicians to perform.

River City Co.'s Noontunes is back for a sophomore season beginning in May. The series, sponsored by Millennium Bank, offers an hourlong performance during the middle of the day on Wednesdays at noon.

Local performers who live within 50 miles of Chattanooga are eligible to apply. According to a release, selected artists will receive "a slew of promotional support," including a live-stream through EPB, a WUTC-FM interview and a stipend.

Applications will be taken through March 8. Click here for more information.

Watch Nick Lutsko's Noontunes performance via EPB's CityStream below:

"Noontunes provides a vibrant lunchtime experience for our downtown workforce in the heart of Chattanooga's Innovation District," River City Co. program manager Meagan Shinn said. "We are excited to build this program and once again highlight local talent on the Noontunes stage."

Different from a typical showcase, Noontunes offers a chance for the audience to get up close and personal with each artist. Each performance includes a host who interviews the artists throughout the show—slightly similar to formats like Music City Roots and KCRW's in-studio performances

The original template for Noontunes was Knoxville's Blue Plate Special

"Noontunes is a perfect example of community partners working together to advance Chattanooga culture through public art," SoundCorps Executive Director Stratton Tingle said. "Attendees will have a chance to see many local acts that rarely perform outside of the club scene, while performers are guaranteed radio airtime and a live-streamed performance."

The lineup for the series will be announced in April.

Noontunes is made possible through partners SoundCorps, Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jazzanooga, WUTC-FM, EPB and River City Sessions.

Updated @ 2:47 p.m. on 2/16/17 to correct a factual error: The live-stream will be through EPB, not WUTC-FM, as originally reported.