2019 Free Summer Concerts in Huntsville and North Alabama

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 2019 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!

Free Summer Concerts in Huntsville & Beyond

Concerts in the Park

Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Mondays June 3 – August 5 | 6:30PM-8PM
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FREE

Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation present the 2018 Concerts in the Park season. The Concerts, which will be held for ten weeks every Monday evening, begin June 3 and conclude August 5. The series will showcase 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 – 8:30 p.m. The series is free to the public; concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. Picnics are welcome, though 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 3 – The Beasley Brothers & Juice
June 10 – LaFrancis Vibes & DMR Soul
June 17 – Lana White & Mike Ball & the Madison Mountaintop Band
June 24 – Armed Forces Week Concert with the Ft. Benning MCOE Band
July 1 – Wilbert Maldonado Rivera
July 8 – Bacchuneers & Winslow Davis Ensemble
July 15 – Big Daddy Kingfish & JED Eye
July 22 – Tres Locos & Dirt Circus
July 29 – Wanda Wesolowski & Alan Little
August 5 – Unorthodocs & Milltowne

Concerts by the River

Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur
Mondays, May 6 – July 29| 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 (with the exception of the weeks of Memorial Day and Independence Day). 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 6 – Replay
May 13 – The Beasley Brothers
May 20 – PapaRox
June 3 – Bimini Road
June 10 – Taylor McLain & Firewater
June 17 – Jeff Whitlow & The Old Barn Band
June 24 – Dorothy Cole & Friends
July 1 – Al Keith Band
July 8 – Reginald Jackson & Friends

The following concerts will be held at Daikin Ampitheater:
July 15 – Madison Community Band & Decatur Youth Symphony
July 22 – Sophisticated Swingers
July 29 – Michael Dean & Memphis

Sounds of Summer Library Concert Series

Atrium, HMCPL Main Branch
Every other Tuesday, May 14 – September 27 | 6PM
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FREE


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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 cool air conditioning of the atrium at the Main Branch is just one more reason to patronize our wonderful community libraries.

May 14 – Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band
May 28 – Black Market Haggis
June 11 – Moondust Big Band Dancing with the Library Stars Dance Contest Round 1
June 25 – Rocket City Jazz Orchestra Dancing with the Library Starts Dance Contest Round 2
July 9 – Bluegrass to Blues with Patsy Tripp and Microwave Dave
July 23 – Big Gaping Holes
August 6 – Ally Free
August 20 – Jacquie Cotillard
September 3 – Encore Opera Theatre
September 17 – International Festival of North Alabama Preview

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Downtown Huntsville Inc. is once again planning to provide beaucoup opportunities to hear live music this summer.

Under the Lights

Northside Square and Clinton Avenue, Downtown Huntsville
Thursdays in May, 5-7PM
Schedule of Events
FREE

Join us this May for Under the Lights, featuring FREE music in the streets of Downtown. Under the Lights will feature local women musicians who are participating in the 2019 Downtown Huntsville Women in Music Weekend.

May 2 – Clinton Ave: Dollie Meredith | Northside Square: Claire Carpenter
May 9 – Clinton Ave: Amber Cavanaugh | Northside Square: Karen Newsome
May 16 – Clinton Ave: Cassandra Mitchell |  Northside Square: Holly & Kim
May 23 – Clinton Ave: Blair Breitreiter | Northside Square: Elizabeth Boulet
May 30 – Clinton Ave: Ktea Balash | Northside Sqaure: Anna Edmonds

Friday Night Live

Northside Square, Downtown Huntsville
Fridays through October, 5-8PM
Schedule of Events
FREE

Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May – October on Northside Square. Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV to kick off your weekend right! Performers are announced each week on the Facebook event page.


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Madison Summer Concert Series

Madison Public Library Back Yard
Thursdays, June-July (no concert on July 4) | 6-7:30PM
Schedule of Events
FREE

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. This year, the Madison Public Library and Madison Arts Council have come together and concerts will be held in the back yard of the Madison Public Library (instead of at the Gazebo as in years past). Don’t forget to bring chairs or blankets!

June 6 – Divided by Zero
June 13 – The Beasley Brothers
June 20 – The Old Friends
June 27 – The Zooks
July 11 – 3Way Handshake
July 18 – Calypso Vision
July 25 – Good2Go

Singing on the Square Summer Concert Series

Limestone County Courthouse, Athens
Select Fridays May – August | 7-9PM
Schedule of Events
FREE

This annual singing series hosted by the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association features a variety of local talent on the select Fridays of the month from May to August on the Marion Street steps of the Limestone County Courthouse in the historic downtown district of Athens, Alabama (unless otherwise noted). This free concert series is open to the public and is from 7:00PM-9:00PM (unless otherwise noted).  No seating is provided, so camp and lawn chairs are suggested.  Come early and enjoy the stores and restaurants before the show. The rain location for this event is the Vietnam Veterans of Veterans Post 17915 West Elm Street in Athens. For more information:  256-232-5411

May 24 – Trippin’ Dixie
June 21 – One Voice
July 19 – Matt Prater & Friends
August 10 – Athens State University Community Band

County Line Road Concert Series

29768 Brownsferry Road, behind County Line Road Walgreens (map)
Sundays in June, 6:30PM
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FREE


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Grab your lawn chairs and come enjoy the County Line Road Concert Series at 6:30 every Sunday night in June. We will host a variety of bands, food trucks, and fun for the kids. Coolers and pets are welcome. Call a friend and meet your neighbors for a great night of entertainment!

June 2 – Microwave Dave & The Nukes
June 9 – Jed Eye
June 16 – Winslow Davis
June 23 – Calypso Vision
June 30 – Remy Neal

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Errol Allan Park, Guntersville
Thursdays thru May 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM
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FREE

Sponsored by the Mountain Valley Arts Council of Guntersville, Mountain Valley Arts Council continues its Spring Concert Series through May. You can expect great food trucks, kid’s games, face-painting, & amazing local music, all located within the Guntersville Arts & Entertainment District in Errol Allan Park. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets!

May 2 – Jed Eye
May 9 – Barefoot Blues
May 16 – Tequila Falls
May 23 – Joe Cagle Band

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