HUNTSVILLE — Hot town, summer in the city.
Despite the heat, it’ll be all right now that Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the Concerts in the Park lineup.
The free concerts in Big Spring Park return June 5 and run every Monday through Aug. 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The series showcases homegrown musical talent in a mix of genres from rock, and country to jazz, R&B, and today’s hits.
Food trucks and vendors will set up along Williams Avenue with additional offerings in the park.
Like the variety of music, the cuisine, too, is diverse and includes all-beef hotdogs and treats from Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor & Diner; cooling shaved ice from Iceworks; 100% plant-based comfort vegan dishes from Vujee Vegan; delectable bites from Southern Wagyu; award-winning eats from New South Hot Dogs and Sushi; yummy barbecue from O Taste & See BBQ; specialty iced teas from Piper & Leaf Tea Company; handmade fruit popsicles from Suzy’s Pops; tasty tamales from Teresita’s Tamales; and gourmet popcorn and lemonade from Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn & Lemonade Stand.
Folding chairs and blankets are suggested and dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
The 2023 lineup is as follows:
|June 5||Chelsea, Who?||Juice|
|June 12||Wild Life in the Working Class||The Brooklines|
|June 19||The N.E.I.G.H.B.O.R.S.||Quantaphonics|
|June 26||Maneuver Center of Excellence Band (MCoE) of Fort Moore|
|July 3||Shane Davis Group||Rocket City Latin Band|
|July 10||Lana White & the Car Notes||Soul Lit Band|
|July 17||The Tavern Preachers||.45 Surprise|
|July 24||Treetop & the Gifted||Groover Yard|
|July 31||Full Circle||Groove|
|Aug. 7||surprise lineup of several bands|
The June 26 concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations and features the MCoE Band from Fort Moore, Ga. with a history dating back to 1916. The evening will once again end with a downtown fireworks display.
“We love featuring Huntsville’s great music scene each summer at Concerts in the Park, and once again this year concert-goers of all ages will discover new musical talent as well as popular favorites each week in Big Spring Park,” said Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken.
Parks and Rec Director James Gossett called Concerts in the Park a Huntsville tradition.
“The concert series with its food trucks and free, family-friendly concerts, was voted 2022 ‘Downtown Event of the Year’,” he said. “We look forward to bringing the community together again this year for great music every Monday night in the heart of the city.”
Come on, come on and dance all night!
Click here for more information on the 2023 Concerts in the Park series.
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