Huntsville Free Summer Concerts 2015
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.[themify_box style=”lavender rounded” ]For even more FREE family-fun this summer, check out our full 2015 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! [/themify_box]
Concerts in the Park
Big Spring Park, Huntsville
Mondays, June, July, Aug | 6:30PM
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Each Monday night in the summer months downtown Huntsville comes alive with music during Concerts In the Park. This 10-week free series is a co-production of The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Recreation Services and features a wide variety of sounds from some of the area’s most well-known musicians. Picnics are encouraged but food trucks and vendors are also onsite.
Music in Providence Park
Village of Providence Green, Huntsville
Saturdays – June 6, July 4, August 1 | 7PM
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Summer is here. You can feel it in the warmth of the sun, you can see it with the sights of little league games being played into the afternoon, and now the Village of Providence wants to help you hear the sounds of summer with their 2015 Music in Providence Park series. These concerts offer a wide variety of music, reaching out to a range of musical tastes. Many Village of Providence dining establishments will be offering special services such as delivery to guests seated in Providence Park. Village shops will also keep their doors open to people who prefer to shop while listening to the live music.
Concerts by the River
Rhodes Ferry Park, Decatur
Mondays, June & July | 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. 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.
June 1: Taylor McLain (50s) & Sophisticated Swingers (Big Band)
June 8: Papa Rox (Rock & Oldies)
June 15: Bimini Road (Southern Rock & Blues)
June 22: Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band (Country)
June 29: Dorothy Cole & Friends (Tribute Night)
July 6: Dixie Bluegrass & Robert Montgomery
July 13: Decatur Youth Symphony (Classical) & Replay (Oldies)
July 20: Reginald Jackson & Friends (Smooth Jazz)
July 27: Ben Parker (Rock & Country)
Concerts @ Main
Atrium, HMCPL Main Branch
Every other Tuesday through mid-August | 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 atrium of the Main Branch is just one more reason to patronize our wonderful community libraries. This year there will also be an Artists’ Market held during the June 2, 16, and July 28 concerts.
May 19: BlackMarket Haggis, fun Celtic music and song
June 2: Dancing with the Library Stars I, Rocket City Jazz Orchestra & the Huntsville Swing Dance Society, great big band music and dancing. Vote for the best Library Dancers.
June 16: Dancing with the Library Stars II, Moondust Big Band & the Huntsville Swing Dance Society, Round Two of our big band dance contest. Vote for the best Library Dancers.
June 30: Roland Gresham, cool jazz guitar and vocals
July 14: Highway 64, classic rock ‘n’ roll and country
July 28: Huntsville’s In the Mood, more great big band classics from the ’30s and ’40s
Aug. 11: Rocket City Latin Band, hot Latin rhythms and vocals
Aug. 25: Microwave Dave, the best blues guitar classics
Downtown Huntsville Summer Music Series
Downtown Huntsville Inc. is once again planning to provide beaucoup opportunities to hear live music this summer. Last year’s popular Jam Sessions on Westside Square will happen every Thursday June – August. The popular Food Truck Rallies on Church Street will take place the third Friday of each month and will include musical guests this year. Finally, the Grotto Lights Concert Series in Big Spring Park East will take place the Second Saturday of each month.
Jam Session on Square
Every Thursday, June-Aug | 5-7PM
June 4: Ashlyn Maine
June 11: Flannel Umbros
June 18: Luke Dunkin
June 25: The Beasley Brothers
July 2: Tres Locos
July 9: Josh & Judy Allison
July 16: Rob Aldridge & Rob Malone
July 23: Scott Boyer
July 30: Liquid Caravan
August 6: Mike & Chad from 5ive o’clock Charlie
August 13: Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters
August 20: Mayhymn
August 27: .45 Surprise
Food Truck Rally
Third Fridays, April – October | 6-9PM
June 19: The Beasley Brothers
July 17: Flannel Umbros
August 21: .45 Surprise
September 18: Flannel Umbros
October 16: Denim Jawbones
Second Saturdays, June – Aug | 6-9PM
Big Spring Park East
June 13: Seryn
July 11: Bad Brad & the Sipsey Slims
August 8: Willie and the Giant and India Ramey
Madison’s Gazebo Concerts
Corner of Front and Church Street, Downtown Madison
Thursdays, May 28-July 30
Schedule of Events
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.
May 28 – The Zooks
June 4 – US Army Material Command Band | Winslow Davis
June 11 – Max Russell | Tres Locos
June 18 – The Beasley Brothers
June 25 – Microwave Dave
July 2 – Madison City Youth Orchestra with Madison Community Orchestra | Musicology School of Music
July 9 – Southern Splendor Chorus | Madison Community Band
July 16 – Robbie Eichman | Ric Patton & the Chickenbone Reunion Band
July 23 – JED Eye
July 30 – Fender Bender
Singing on the Square
Big Spring Memorial Park, Athens
Select Fridays April-August | 6PM
Schedule of Events
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.
May 15 – Just Down the Road
June 19 – Trippin’ Dixie
July 24 – Matt Prater
August 14 – ASU Community Band
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I just want to say thank you! You probably don’t have enough people say that, so I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing all of this fun information for families on your website! I am very grateful!!
That’s super sweet Stacey! Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂
I’d like to say thank you, too! I’ve been sitting at my kitchen table with my calendar, writing down all the fun stuff to do this summer and your website has it ALL!! Thank you for the time and effort you put into getting this info all collected in one place for those of us who don’t have time to!
Thanks for the kind comments Ruthanne! Collecting regional family activities is our thing and we are happy to share the info.