With summer comes an array of vacations, tasks, lazy days and time with the kids. It’s one of the few times of the year where everyone seems to be in a better mood. This probably has a lot to do with all the extra sunshine and a feeling that the world around you is alive and blooming.
Nothing says summer quite so much as listening to live music while hanging out with your friends. Huntsville has dozens of live outdoor music events for you to enjoy each summer. Let’s check out some of the biggest concerts in Huntsville this summer. We hope you get out to one!
Madison Gazebo Concerts
If you’re new to the Hunstville area and looking for a different outdoor music venue, then check out the Gazebo in downtown Madison.
Each Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Gazebo is home to a variety of musical acts, but you can enjoy it from the comfort of your favorite lawn chair. Even bring your four-legged friend with you as long as they’re on a leash. Many bring their own picnic, but food vendors will also be present for each show.
The PMB will wow the audience on June 23, and then on July 7 Meghan Robinson will perform her alternative and indie set, with Trés Locos also entertaining you with their blues and rock talent.
The 2016 Madison Gazebo Concerts will close on July 28 with Divide by Zero, who will have your feet tapping and heads bobbing with their rock covers. Admission is free.
Concerts in the Park
Sponsored by Arts Huntsville and the City of Hunstville, the free concerts in Big Spring Park take place between 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday from June 6th through to August 3. Because the location is a public park you’re free to bring along your leashed pets, blankets and chairs, so you can get comfortable. Food vendors cater for concert-goers, but you can also bring your own food, if you wish.
The acts we’re personally looking forward to include the U.S. Army Material Command Band on June 27. After that you can look forward to the rocking sounds of Jed Eye on July 18, followed closely by Dirt Circus on the same night, sounding very much like a mixture of Pearl Jam and The Stone Temple Pilots.
These acts are just a sample of the weekly concerts taking place here until the start of August 2016. Want to learn more? Just visit the Concerts in the Park site.
Grotto Lights Concerts
The free concerts in Big Spring International Park allow you and your friends to enjoy some of the rising stars on the national music scene. You’re more than welcome to bring along your own blankets, chairs and food, plus your pets as long as you keep them under control. The only thing you’re not permitted to bring with you is alcoholic drinks, although these can be purchased from the on-site vendor.
Acts playing here include the Radio Birds and the O’s on July 9, but you should also check out New Madrid, Motel Radio and The Wolves of Chernobyl on August 13.
A Totally 80s Concert in Shuttle Park
And now for something completely different – an outdoor concert in the shuttle park of the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center.
On July 16, you can expect to see musicians and vocalists from some of the biggest rock and pop bands of the last 30 years, including Eddie Money, Jeff Carlisi, and Robbie Dupree, for example. This concert starts at 7:30pm and finishes at 10:30pm.
This concert has a ticket price of $39 for adults, and you’ll also need to purchase your food and drinks from approved vendors. Find out more information at the concert’s homepage.
So, as you can see, the Hunstville live music scene has something to offer everyone, no matter what your particular taste in music is.