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2018 Free Summer Concerts in Huntsville and North Alabama

2018 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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Free Summer Concerts in Huntsville & Beyond

Concerts in the Park

Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Mondays June 4 – August 6 | 6:30PM-8PM
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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 4 and conclude August 6. 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 – 8:00 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 4 – The Howling Strays & Juice
June 11 – Rocket City Latin Band & Will River
June 18 – Winslow Davis Ensemble & Josh Allison and The Corner Pocket
June 25 – U.S. Army Material Command Band (Armed Forces Week concert)
July 2 – Huntsville Concert Band & Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band
July 9 – Alan Little with .45 Surprise & Dirt Circus
July 16 – Wanda Wesolowski & The World Forgot
July 23 – Cristina Lynn & Bordertown
July 30 – DMR Soul & Like Sons
August 6 – Ashley Smith & Big Daddy Kingfish

Concerts by the River

Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur
Mondays, May 7 – August 6| 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 7 – Replay
May 14 – Robert Montgomery & Friends
May 21 – Taylor Mclain &  Firewater
May 28 – No Concert – Memorial Day
June 4 – Bimini Road
June 11 – Papa Rox
June 18 – Dorothy Cole & Friends
June 25 – Jeff Whitlow & The Old Barn Band
July 2 – No Concert – Independence Day
July 9 – Madison Community Band & Decatur Youth Symphony
July 16 – Reginald Jackson & Friends
July 23 – Ben Parker Project
July 30 – Sophisticated Swingers
August 6 – Michael Dean & Memphis

Sounds of Summer Library Concert Series

Atrium, HMCPL Main Branch
Every other Tuesday, May 8 – September 26 | 6PM
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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 8 – Huntsville’s In The Mood Big Swing Band
May 22 – Jimmy Jones & Friends
June 5 – Moondust Big Band
June 19 – Rocket City Jazz Orchestra
July 3 – Rocket City Chorus
July 17 – Milltowne
July 31 – Huntsville Community Chorus
August 14 – International Music Festival
August 28 – TBA
September 11 – Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender
September 25 – Sentimental Journey

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Downtown Huntsville Inc. is once again planning to provide beaucoup opportunities to hear live music this summer. With SIX different concert series planned, the summer of 2018 might go down in history as the Summer of Music in the Rocket City!

Spur Music Series

In front of Sam & Greg’s and U.G. White, Downtown Huntsville
Thursdays, May and June | 5PM-8PM

May 10 – Glenn Kilgore and Alex Hendrix
May 17 – Chris Dopler and Adam Renfro
May 24 – Christopher Hodges and Adam Renfro
May 31 – Christopher Hodges and Adam Renfro
June 7 – Aaron Bradley and Farid Rice
June 14 – Adam Renfro and The Retrovales
June 21 – Adam Renfro and Christopher Hodges
June 28 – Adam Renfro and Christopher Hodges


Various Locations and Artists, Downtown Huntsville
Thursday, May 31 through Saturday, June 3 | 5PM-8PM

Thursday, May 31st – 5 to 6:30PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- Adam Renfro
Eastside Square- Matt Growden Magic
Southside Square- Foot Pound Force
Northside Square- Christopher Hodges
Westside Square- Chelsea, Who?

Thursday, May 31st – 6:30 to 8 PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- Adam Renfro
Eastside Square- Up,Right,Jab
Southside Square- Cheryl Llewellyn Music
Northside Square- Christopher Hodges
Westside Square- Brandon Lee

Friday, June 1st – 5 to 6:30PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- The Retrovales
Eastside Square- Donnie Cox
Northside Square- Silvery Moon Band
Southside Square- Just Barclay – Huntsville’s Comedy Magician
Westside Square- Michael Osborn

Friday, June 1st – 6:30 to 8PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- Karen Newsum
Eastside Square- Stillwater Bluegrass
Northside Square- Divide By Zero
Southside Square- Whetzel Jazz Trio
Westside Square- Owls And Other Animals

Saturday, June 2nd – 5 to 6: 30PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- Rickey E. Pittman, Bard of the South
Eastside Square- Wanda Wesolowski
Northside Square- Ashley Rose Kent
Southside Square- Will McLelland Violin
Westside Square- Dave Boling – Irish Uilleann Piper

Saturday, June 2nd – 6:30 to 8PM:
In front of UG White on Clinton- William Falkner
Eastside Square- Cassandra Mitchell
Northside Square- Aaron Bradley
Southside Square- Dragon
Westside Square- Ellagant Music Group

Busker Fridays

In front of Sam & Greg’s and Honest Coffee, Downtown Huntsville
Fridays June through August, 5PM-8PM
Lineup TBA

Friday Night Art Walks

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

May 11 – Frankie Gardner of the Whiskey River Kings
June 8 – The World Forgot
July 13 – Benjamin Holloway
August 10 – Donnie Cox

Battle of the Food Truck All Stars

First Saturdays, 10AM-2PM at Northside Square & Third Fridays, 5PM-9PM on Church Street

May 5 – Spencer Osborne
May 18 – Silvery Moon Band
June 2 – Cheryl Llewellyn
June 15 – Spencer Osborne
July 7 – Spencer Osborne
July 20 – Silvery Moon Band
August 4 – Spencer Osborne
August 17 – Michael Osborn
September 1 – Spencer Osborne
September 21 – Silvery Moon Band
October 6 – Brandon Lee
October 19 – Spencer Osborne

Drive Through Concert Series

Regions Building Drive Through, Downtown Huntsville
First Fridays July through August, 6PM-9PM

June 1 – Blackfoot Gypsies
July 6 – The Georgia Flood
August 3 – Lamont Landers Band

Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Campus 805

Butler Green between Straight to Ale and Yellowhammer, Campus 805
Select Saturdays, July through August, 7PM-10PM
Lineup 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.

Lineup TBA

Singing on the Square Summer Concert Series

Limestone County Courthouse, Athens
Third Fridays May – August | 6-8PM
Schedule of Events

This annual singing series hosted by the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association features a variety of local talent on the third Friday 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. This free concert series is open to the public and is from 6:00PM-8:00PM. 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.

May 18 – Tina Swindell and the Valley Cats
June 15 – Tom McClung
July 20 – Briana & Garrett Dean
August 3 – Athens State University Community Band

County Line Road Concert Series

29768 Brownsferry Road, behind County Line Road Walgreens (map)
Sundays in June, 6PM
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Grab your lawn chairs and come enjoy the County Line Road Concert Series at 6 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 3 – The Mike and Danny Show (Opening Act: Studio H Dance Company)
June 10 – Groove (Opening Act: Huntsville Drum Line)
June 17 – The Zooks (Opening Act: Delaney Faulds)
June 24 – Caitlyn and the Friend Zone (Opening Act: Musicology Rock Band)

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 3 – Jake Leg Stompers
May 10 – Soul Survivor
May 17 – Josh Allison
May 24 – Emily Joseph

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