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Nightfall presents Zydeco Dance Music on July 1st

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Celebrating its 35th season of free music at Miller Plaza, Nightfall continues this Friday with Creole music from “Black Cat” headliner Dwight Carrier and local actor The Scarlet Love Conspiracy opening at 7 p.m.

In addition to the music on the Miller Plaza stage, other special features at Nightfall this Friday include a video game truck, local food trucks, local artisan street vendors and the Chattanooga Football Club’s inflatable soccer field at Miller Park.

Bulk discount tickets for beer, wine and cocktails will again be available this year at every show, offering a 20% savings off a 20-ticket package. Soft drink concessions are also available on-site. No outside food or drink is allowed to be brought into Nightfall since concession sales are one of Nightfall’s main funders.

“Known for its family-friendly environment and nationally recognized for the quality of its musical programming, Nightfall is a highly acclaimed concert series that brings the Chattanooga community together in the heart of our city,” officials said.

For more information on this free community concert series, call 423-304-5835 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for a comprehensive, interactive website that includes music samples from each headliner, as well as other information for new participants.

About the artists:

Nightfall headliner Dwight Carrier, popularly known as “The Black Cat”, became one of the most exciting Zydeco artists of this era. Conductor, accordionist and singer, Carrier comes from a long family line of distinguished musicians from Louisiana. Carrier embraces both his family tradition and his Cajun Creole culture, with influences ranging from Clifton Chenier to James Brown.

In 1988, at the age of 14, Dwight recorded his R&B LP 45 called “My Baby Left Me”, which earned him local status, frequently playing on the zydeco circuit at hikes and dance halls in and around the state of Louisiana. In the years that followed, Dwight was able to share his musical talents all over the world, including Italy, Sicily, France, Central America and many parts of Canada.

From their original energetic rock to folk rock and Americana covers, The Scarlet Love Conspiracy plays with skill, precision and loads of fun. This five-piece family band, made up of two married couples and a daughter-in-law, recently released their debut album with Spare Room Records, “Secrets and Ashes.”