Monday Night Social perform in the finals of the 2017 Road to Nightfall. (Photo: Ray Soldano Photography)

Officials with Road to Nightfall released the names of the 30 local bands that will participate in the 2018 competition.

Road to Nightfall, presented by Gig City Productions, will take place at Granfalloon March 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. The finals will be March 24 at The Signal.

Six bands will compete each night with the winner receiving $500 and an opportunity to perform during the final competition.


Tickets are $10 each night and can be purchased at the door. Showtime is 8 p.m.

The ultimate prize is a 90-minute headlining spot during Nightfall at Miller Plaza, presented by Chattanooga Presents. Other prizes include cash, professional recording time, a promo video, social media services and more. One guitarist will also win a custom Diamondback Stringworks guitar.

This year’s competitors are below.

March 9:

Tim Hughes Quartet
Over Easy
Backwater Still
Lenox Hills
Silver tongued devilz

March 10:

Jordan Hallquist
The Foothills Band
Dream Collective
Hush Money
Webb Barringer

March 15:

Dirty Blonde
Hive Theory
3’s Company Band
Dr.B & the Ease

March 16:

Derek Wayne Martin Band
Danimal Planet
The Afternooners
Ashes Fall

March 17:

Joshua Antle
Caney Creek Company
Midnight Promise
Connection 27
Stagger Moon

The 2017 winner was Monday Night Social, defeating Mountain Cove BluegrassJosh Driver & the Dixieland PlayboysOver Easy and Walrus.

Past winners include Nick Lutsko, WTM Blues Band, Strung Like a Horse, Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers, and Function: with a “C.”

The lead sponsor for Road to Nightfall is Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Songbirds Guitar Museum, SoundCorp’s TakeNote, The Soundry Studios, Diamondback Stringworks, Beckett Films, Granfalloon, CityStream powered by EPB Fiber Optics, MetroTone, Inc., and WonderPress.