Legendary Television guitarist Richard Lloyd, and Exit/In owner Chris Cobb will join local judges Carla Pritchard, Mike Dougher and Richard Windham as judges for the finals of this year's Road To Nightfall showcase.
The show, featuring the winners of five qualifying rounds held over the last two weekends at Grandfalloon, will be March 26 at Revelry Room starting at 8 p.m. March 26.
The winner will receive a headlining spot at the Nightfall Concert Series, $2000 cash, 25 hours of recording studio time and many other prizes, according to a release from Gig City Productions, which is producing the event.
Judging will be based on four categories — preparedness, originality, quality of performance and audience reaction. The show starts at 8 p.m. and each band will be given a 30-minute set. Tickets are $10 and are available at revelryroom.co.
Lloyd is a founding member of the band Television, perhaps best known for the album "Marquee Moon." The band is given much credit for helping kick-start the punk/new wave movement through its regular appearances at CBGBs in New York City in the mid to late '70s.
Cobb has been promoting and producing concerts and events in Nashville since 2002. He became a venue owner with the opening of Marathon Music Works in 2011 and the purchase of Exit/In. He oversees the programming and marketing of both venues. Cobb also programs the main stages at both Live On The Green and Nashville Earth Day Festival and co-owns William Collier's cocktail bar and Hurry Back on Elliston Place.
Dougher has been promoting music in Chattanooga for decades, having booked artists at Sand Bar, Rhythm & Brews and now Revelry Room.
Pritchard is the owner of Chattanooga Presents, a company specializing in producing events in the downtown area, including Nightfall, which she has overseen for more than two decades.
Winham is host and producer of the "Afternoon Music" program on WUTC 88.1.