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2017 Free Summer Concerts in Huntsville and North Alabama

2017 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.

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Concerts in the Park

Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Mondays June 5 – August 7 | 6:30PM-8PM
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Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation present the 2017 Concerts in the Park season. The Concerts, which will be held for ten weeks every Monday evening, begin June 5 and conclude August 7. 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. 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 5 – Kaleidoscope & Juice
June 12 – Winslow Davis Ensemble & Calypso Vision
June 1 – JED Eye & Groove
June 26 – The U.S. Army Materiel Command Bands
July 3 – Old Towne Brass & Huntsville Concert Band
July 10 – 3X Grace & Cristina Lynn
July 17 – Like Sons & Denim Jawbones
July 24 – Bluewater Road & Good Vibe Nation!
July 31 – Listen Local Huntsville ft. Rob Malone and Alan Little & Dave Anderson and Rob Aldridge
August 7 – Mambo Gris Gris & Big Daddy Kingfish

Concerts by the River

Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur
Mondays, May 2 – August 1| 6-8PM
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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 1 – Replay
May 2 – Dixie Bluegrass/Robert Montgomery
May 15 – Ben Parker Project
May 22 – Bimini Road
May 29 – No Concert/Memorial Day
June 5 – Taylor McClain and Firewater
June 12 – Papa Rox
June 19 – Dorothy Cole
June 26 – Jeff Whitlow and The Old Barn Band
July 3 – No Concert/Independence Day
July 10 – Reginald Jackson and Friends
July 17 – Madison Community Band/Decatur Youth Symphony
July 27 – Sophisticated Swingers
July 31 – Michael Dean & Memphis

Concerts @ Main

HMCPLAtrium, HMCPL Main Branch
Every other Tuesday May 9-September 6 | 6PM

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 9 – Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band
May 23 – Maurice Hambrick & Destiny
June 6 – Dancing with the Library Stars I and Rocket City Jazz Orchestra
July 4 – No Concert
June 20 – Dancing with the Library Stars II and Moondust Big Band
July 11 – Rocket City Barbershop Chorus
July 25 – Huntsville’s Little German Band
Aug. 8 – Mo Cara
Aug. 22 – Highway 64
Sept. 5 – Ivy Joe Milan and Jim Cavenderr

Sounds of Summer (SOS) Concert Series

Bridge Street Town Center, near Monaco Pictures
June 2 through June 23 | Friday 6-8 p.m.

Join Bridge Street for their second annual outdoor concert series every Friday 6-8 p.m. June 2 through June 23 near Monaco Pictures. Enjoy music while you shop, eat outside at nearby restaurants, or just bring lawn chairs and enjoy. There will be free sunglasses, face painting and balloon sculptures for the kids!

June 2 – Beasley Brothers
June 9 – Harlequin Jazz Band
June 16 – Juice
June 23 – Groove

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Downtown Huntsville Inc. is once again planning to provide beaucoup opportunities to hear live music this summer. During the first weekend in June, enjoy Buskerfest 2017. During these times, a total of 25 musicians will be scattered around Downtown doing what is known as “busking” –  the art of playing music on the sidewalk for tips. “Under the Lights” brings more free music and fun for all ages to the grounds outside U.G. White and Pints & Pixels. Art Walks will return this year and take place on Washington Square on second Fridays in May through August, and live music will be present alongside amazing shopping opportunities from artists and craftsmen set up around the square. You also won’t want to miss the unique new Drive Through Concert Series, taking place at the Regions Building Drive Through on first Fridays from 5PM-8PM.


Various Locations and Artists, Downtown Huntsville
Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3 | 5PM-8PM

Under the Lights

In front of UG White and Pints & Pixels on Clinton Avenue, Downtown Huntsville
Thursdays May through August, 5PM-8PM

May 4 – The Retrovales
May 11 – Echo Records
May 18 – The SteveO Show
May 25 – Richard Shepard
June 1 – TBA
June 8 – Solid Blue Bluegrass Band
June 15 – Cheryl Llewellyn
June 22 – Echo Records
June 29 – Tony Perdue
July 6 – Chris Currie
July 13 – Alex Hendrix
July 20 – Echo Records
July 27 – Jennifer McClure
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Black Market Haggis
August 24 – Echo Records

Drive Through Concert Series

Regions Building Drive Through, Downtown Huntsville
First Fridays May through July, 5PM-8PM

June 2 – 70s music with Groove
July 7 – 80s music with TBA
August 4 – 90s music with TBA

Friday Night Art Walks

Washington Square, Downtown Huntsville
Second Fridays May through August, 5PM-8PM

May 12 – Huntsville Community Drumline
June 9 – TBA
July 14 – TBA

Madison’s Gazebo Concerts

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

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 1 – The Zooks
June 8 – The Rock City Sweethearts
June 15 – Calypso Vision
June 22 – Divide by Zero
June 29 – The PMB
July 6 – Southern Splendor & Rocket City Chorus
July 13 – The Beasley Brothers
July 20 – JED Eye Band
July 27 – The Silvery Moon Band

Athens Summer Concert Series

Limestone County Courthouse, Athens
Select Fridays May – August | 5:30PM
Schedule of Events

Experience small town USA in Athens! Bring your lawnchairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of music on the courthouse steps. Rain location is inside the Vietnam Veterans Building on 17915 W. Elm Street (the blue building close to the rodeo).

May 19th – Contagan / Temple of Blood
June 16 – Trippin Dixie
July 21 – Matt Prater
August – TBA

MVAC Spring Concert Seriesguntersville concerts

Errol Allan Park, Guntersville
Thursdays thru May 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM
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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 4 – Off The Record
May 11 – Day Trippers
May 18 – May Robbie & Blue Mourning
May 25 – Josh Allison

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