2016 Huntsville Free Summer Concerts

Summer means long days and warm nights which makes it perfect for enjoying a little outdoor music. Lucky for us that Huntsville has lots of opportunities for your family to enjoy FREE music all summer long.

For even more FREE family-fun this summer, check out our full 2016 Summer Fun Guide. Filled with  information on free summer movies, indoor and outdoor children’s activities, pools and splashpads, festivals, fairs, carnivals and more! Your children will not be bored this summer!

Concerts in the Park

Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Mondays June 6 – August 8 | 6:30PM
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FREE

Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation present the 2016 Concerts in the Park season. The Concerts, which will be held for ten weeks every Monday evening, begin June 6 and conclude August 8. The series will showcases a mix of musical genres from rock and roll, pop and top 40 to swing, country, bluegrass, Celtic and jazz. The Concerts take place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The series is free to the public; concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. Concertgoers will have a variety of dinner choices available as Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville will host local food trucks at the weekly Concerts.

June 6 – Groove / Juice
June 13 – Stillwater Bluegrass / Cristina Lynn
June 20 – Denim Jawbones / Wolves of Chernobyl
June 27 – The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band The Monday, June 27 Concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations. Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville are proud to present Redstone Arsenal’s own Army Materiel Command Bands. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display.
July 4 – Huntsville Concert Band / Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band
July 11 – Blue city / Emily Joseph Band
July 18 – JED Eye / Dirt Circus
July 25 – Reginald Jacks and Friends / Calypso Vision
August 1 – Milltowne / Bourbon and Shamrocks
August 3 – The Beasley Brothers / Big Daddy Kingfish

Concerts by the River

Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur
Mondays, May 2 – August 1| 6-8PM
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FREE

Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, this concert series on the banks of the Tennessee River runs every Monday in June and July. These FREE concerts offer a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Per Decatur City Ordinance, alcohol is not permitted in the park and pets must be leashed according to City laws. For more information call 256-341-4818.

May 2 – Papa Rox
May 9 – Reginald Jackson
May 16 – Replay True
May 23 – Taylor McLain & Fire Water
May 30 – No concert
June 6 – Bimini Road
June 13 – Jeff Whitlow
June 20 – Dorothy Cole
June 27 – Dixie Bluegrass/Robert Montgomery
July 4 – No concert
July 11 – Ben Parker
July 18 – Madison Community Band Summer, Decatur Youth Symphony (Daikin Amphitheater)
July 25 – Sophisticated Swingers (Daikin Amphitheater)
August 1 – Michael Dean & Memphis (Daikin Amphitheater)

Concerts @ Main

HMCPLAtrium, HMCPL Main Branch
Every other Tuesday through August | 6PM
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FREE

You know we HEART the library for a variety of reasons and this invigorating, joyful and totally FREE concert series that takes place in the atrium of the Main Branch is just one more reason to patronize our wonderful community libraries.

May 10 – Microwave Dave
May 24 – Harris Douglas Experiment
June 7 – Moondust Big Band
June 21 – Rocket City Jazz Orchestra (Dancing with the Library Stars II)
July 5 – Shriner’s Swing Band
July 19 – Barbershop Harmony Society
August 2 – Huntsville’s In the Mood
August 16 – Huntsville Spiritual Chorale
August 30 – Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender


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Sounds of Summer (SOS) Concert Series

Bridge Street Town Center, near Monaco Pictures
June 10 through July 1 | Friday 6-8 p.m.
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FREE

Join Bridge Street for a new concert series every Friday 6-8 p.m. June 10 through July 1 near Monaco Pictures. Enjoy music while you shop, eat outside at nearby restaurants, or just bring lawn chairs and enjoy! There will also be free giveaways while supplies last.

June 10 – Cristina Lynn
June 17 – Amy McCarley
June 24 – Tim Cannon
July 1 – Harlequin Jazz Band

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Downtown Huntsville Inc. is once again planning to provide beaucoup opportunities to hear live music this summer. Visit Washington Square on Thursday evenings for Maypril Music on the Square through the end of May, followed in turn by Acoustic Squared through August. Two acoustic artists on opposite sides of the Square providing the soundtrack to your summer as you enjoy the weather, historic buildings, restaurants, and shopping Downtown. The popular Street Food Gatherings are back on the 3rd Fridays throughout the summer. Finally, the Grotto Lights Concert Series in Big Spring Park East will resume on June 11; feel free to bring a picnic, or grab a bite from the food trucks that will be in attendance.

Maypril Music on the Square

Washington Square, Downtown Huntsville
Thursdays through the end of May, 5PM-8PM

5/12 – Gus Hergert and Robby Eichman
5/19 – Mike Slaten and Silvery Moon Band
5/26 – Mike Roberts and Robert Lasalle

Acoustic Squared

Washington Square, Downtown Huntsville
Thursdays June through October, 5PM-8PM

6/2 – Josh Allison and SolVibes
6/9 – Greg Staggs and Winslow Davis
6/16 – Gary Wolfe and John Savage
6/23 – Andrew Sharpe and Jason Humphress
6/30 – Wolves of Chernobyl and The Howling Strays
7/7 – Jimmy Henderson and Tony Perdue
7/14 – Silvery Moon Band and Clay O’Dell

Downtown Street Food Gatherings

Various (see the DHI Facebook Page for this month’s location)
Thursdays through the end of May, 5PM-8PM


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5/20 – Cap Adkins String Band (Church Street)
6/17 – .45 Surprise

Grotto Lights

Big Spring Park East, Downtown Huntsville
6PM-9PM

6/11 – Thomas Wynn & The Believers and Walker Lukens Music
7/9 – Radio Birds and The O’s
8/13 – New Madrid and Motel Radio and The Wolves of Chernobyl

Under the Lights

In front of UG White and Pints & Pixels on Clinton Avenue, Downtown Huntsville
5PM-7PM on Thursdays and Fridays, July-August

7/1 – Carl Thomas
7/7 – John Paul
7/8 – Christopher Currie
7/14 – Matt Prater
7/15 – Karen Newsum
7/21 – Stephen Johnson
7/22 – Christopher Currie
7/28 – Karen Newsum
7/29 – Christopher Currie
8/4 – Carl Thomas
8/5 – Christopher Currie
8/11 – Christopher Currie
8/12 – Karen Newsum
8/18 – Matt Prater
8/19 – Mark Dorner
8/25 – Carl Thomas
8/26 – Christopher Currie

Madison’s Gazebo Concerts

Corner of Front and Church Street, Downtown Madison
Thursdays, June-July
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FREE

The Madison Arts Council provides kid's activities each week at the concerts.
The Madison Arts Council provides kid’s activities each week at the concerts.

For those of you in Madison, or those who just prefer a smaller event, this free concert series is held every Thursday in the summer from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in downtown Madison. There will be free face painting, balloons, lemonade and cookies for the little ones and while you are welcome to bring your own picnic, there will also be food vendors on hand if you don’t want the hassle. Check out our RCM Review for more details on what to expect.

June 2 – JED Eye and Madison Community Band
June 9 – The Zooks
June 16 – The Beasley Brothers
June 23 – The PMB
June 30 – Silvery Moon Band and Southern Splendor with Rocket City Chorus
July 7 – Meghan Robinson and Tres Locos
July 14 – Microwave Dave and The Nukes
July 21 – Alabama Latin Band and Calypso Vision
July 28 – Divide by Zero

Singing on the Square

Big Spring Memorial Park, Athens
Select Fridays April 29 – August 19| 6PM
Schedule of Events
FREE


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Experience small town USA in Athens! Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy an old-fashioned evening of singing on the square (due to construction of Limestone Co. Courthouse this year’s concerts have been relocated to Big Spring Memorial Park at the corner of Beaty and Market Street). Rain Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church @ 1917 US Hwy 72 across from Athens Intermediate School. 

April 29th – Miss Lillian Glanton & the Elk River Boys and Wade Oliver and the Good O Boys
May 20th – Dixie Bluegrass and Cheryl Llewellyn
June 3rd – Southern Splendor with Rocket City Chorus
June 17th – Just Down the Road
July 1st – DJ’s and Friends
July 15th – Henry River Honey
August 19th – Athens State University Band

MVAC Lakeside Summer Concertsguntersville concerts

Civitan Park, Guntersville
Tuesdays May 24 – June 28, 6:30PM
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FREE

Sponsored by the Mountain Valley Arts Council of Guntersville, the Lakeside Summer Concerts resume again for 2016 at Civitan Park in Guntersville on Tuesdays throughout late May and the month of June. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets!

May 24 – Big Daddy Kingfish
May 31 – Jed Eye
June 7 – Shane Adkins
June 14 – Clear Blue Skies
June 21 – Eric and The Idols
June 28 – Rose Wood

Summer Concert Series at Graves Grocery

Graves Grocery, Laceys Springs
Saturdays June 4 – 18, 6PM-8PM
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FREE

The Graves Grocery Summer Concert Series takes place on Saturdays throughout June. The series kicks off with Bluewater Road’s heel-kicking bluegrass, who always draw a fun crowd. Music begins at 6:30. Dinner plates are available for $10 each and include a smoked pork loin sandwich, homemade potato salad, baked beans, chips, and a drink. Proceeds will fund a summer mission trip to Africa. The store is also open to have a look and shop for artisan products. Don’t forget your lawn chair!

June 4 – Bluewater Road
June 11 – Sorghum Soul
June 18 – Fellowship One

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