The annual Nightfall Concert Series begins its 30th season on Friday night with the Latin-infused San Rafael Band. This year's Nightfall season features 15 free Friday night concerts in Miller Plaza downtown. Local bands will open for headliners beginning at 7 p.m. This week, Unprotected Rex will open the show. Watch the San Rafael Band perform below. Click here for a preview of the upcoming Nightfall season.
When: Friday, May 5, 7 p.m.
Where: 850 Market St.
How much: Free
27th annual Boxcar Pinion Bluegrass Festival
The 27th annual Boxcar Pinion Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend to Raccoon Mountain campgrounds. The three-day festival began on Thursday and will continue through Saturday from noon-11 p.m. each day. Performers include locals Slim Pickins Bluegrass, The Dismembered Tennesseans, along with headliners Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Lone Mountain Band, Balsam Range and more. Created in 1990 to honor their father—Boxcar Pinion—the festival has become famous throughout the region thanks to the now-iconic "Forever Bluegrass" stickers that can be found on car bumpers and instrument cases. Three-day tickets are $100, but individual tickets are on sale each day. Click here for more information.
When: All weekend
Where: 319 West Hills Dr.
How much: $25-$40 per day; $100 for weekend pass
Red Bank MoonPie Festival
The annual Red Bank Jubilee & MoonPie Festival is scheduled for Saturday at Red Bank's Main City Park. For more than 40 years, the festival has provided a family-friendly event with vendors, food, live music, classic cars and, last but not least, the annual parade at 10 a.m. This year, guests can compete in the MoonPie eating contest and more. Admission is free. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 3859 Dayton Blvd.
How much: Free
Latin Festival 2017
Highland Park Commons hosts the annual Latin Festival at 2000 Union Ave. on Saturday afternoon. Latin Festival is designed to be a "free community celebration … with the spirit of a Caribbean carnival … traditional folkloric dance and musical performances, a parade of nations, food court" and more. All event proceeds will benefit Chattanooga State Foundation's Latino Scholarship Fund and the Chattanooga State's Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language program offered in the Highland Park neighborhood since 2001. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2000 Union Ave.
How much: Free
Brian Wilson presents "Pet Sounds: The Final Performances"
Tickets are still available for legendary songwriter/vocalist Brian Wilson's concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday night. Wilson, a founding member and the genius behind The Beach Boys, will perform "Pet Sounds" in its entirety, along with other hits. He'll be joined by Beach Boy bandmate Al Jardine, along with Blondie Chaplin. Tickets start as low as $49.50, and plenty of good seats are still available. Don't miss this one, folks.
When: Sunday, May 7, 8 p.m.
Where: 709 Broad St.
How much: $49.50-$119.50