Photo by Sara Serkownek Escondido performs at Nightfall, an annual concert series in Miller Plaza.


Claire Peeler, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Nightfall, a free outdoor music festival in Miller Plaza, is ending its summer concert series with a night dedicated to UTC students. Starting at 6:30 p.m.

UTC Night at Nightfall will open with a pep-rally where Mocs football players, coaches, the Marching Mocs and the Sugar Mocs will speak and perform at the beginning of the event.

Magic Birds, a local band, will open for UTC’s acapella group, the Mockingbirds, and the Malpass Brothers.

The Magic Birds will perform starting at 7 p.m. The band consists of lead singer Scott Bruce and Benjamin Ezell, two Chattanooga residents eager to share their sound with the Nightfall audience.

“The Nightfall performance will only be our sixth show, but it should definitely be our largest. We are very excited about the opportunity to play in front of such a big crowd in Chattanooga,” Bruce said.

Bruce is planning to share original and cover songs with the audience.

“We play a very stripped down version of Americana music, mixing in elements of country, bluegrass and folk. We primarily play original music, mixing in a cover here and there, but we really enjoy writing and performing our songs for people,” Bruce said.

The Malpass Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. The two brothers, Christopher and Taylor Malpass, have a unique, old country sound.

Acorrding to the Malpass Brother’s website, Christopher said, “It is so encouraging to have young people come to our shows with a new interest in our ‘old music.’ Being able to introduce what we love to another generation feels like a great accomplishment for us.”

Game tickets and UTC merchandise will be available to purchase at the event.