Nightfall has a new playlist compilation, Radiohead is streaming a Bonnaroo show and Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga has 10 virtual performances on tap, among other happenings you should know about this week.
— Nightfall: Carla Pritchard, longtime producer of the summer concert series, has curated a selection of playlists representing artists who've appeared at Nightfall over the course of its 32-year history. Each features 25 songs from 1988 through 2019. You can find them at NightfallChattanooga.com.
"These playlists are not all-inclusive, but they represent a variety of my past favorites and serve as a fun reminder of the many great acts who've been part of this community series over the years," Pritchard said. "Given that we've had to suspend regular live shows so far this year and shift to virtual performance, it seemed like a great time to reflect on the strong history of music that we've been able to present on the Nightfall stage since its very early days as Chattanooga's summertime gathering place."
Also now available through the Nightfall website are commemorative T-shirts that include a list of every band that's ever appeared at the series. Shirts are priced at $15 and can be shipped for an additional $2.
"This is the only time we've ever listed them together on a shirt, and people always find some of the names to be surprising," Pritchard said.
Virtual Nightfall shows continue to be webcast at 7 p.m. each Friday on Facebook at Nightfall Music Series and on YouTube at Nightfall Virtual. This week's headliner is the indie folk/rock/pop band The Accidentals, who'll play after a 20-minute opening set by the New Dismembered Tennesseans.
— Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga: Starting Friday, the company will present a festival of short plays dubbed 10x10x10 — 10 nights of 10 plays, each lasting about 10 minutes. They start at 10 p.m., and a $10 flex pass gives you access to every show.
"That's right — there are more 10's than we could even fit in the title," said ETC producing team member Jamie Goodnight.
According to executive director and founder Garry Lee Posey, "We have fish, we have eyes (one of them private), we have an angry monkey, a couple of petulant children, fake news and even sherbet piglets (Google them). I'd say there is something for everyone."
Descriptions of the plays are posted on the company's Facebook page. Single shows may be viewed for $5.
Posey said this is the sixth digital production ETC has presented since having to cancel season productions of "Frozen" and a musical "Bridges of Madison County."
For ticket information, visit ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Radiohead flashback: A Bonnaroo show from June 2006 is among the recordings released in the At Home #WithMe series of live shows that the English rockers say they've "liberated" from the archives. The Manchester, Tennessee, show is one of 13 performances available from their tours around the world. Find the full playlist at bit.ly/Rheadplaylist.
— Coin collection: If you find yourself in a Pilot Co. gas station between now and Monday, consider donating to the round-up campaign for the Call of Duty Endowment, an organization dedicated to helping veterans. Customers can opt to round up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar, with the difference going to the veterans group, while visiting Pilot and Flying J travel centers and One9 Fuel Network stores (Speedways in the Chattanooga area).
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