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Arts Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation Announce
2017 Concerts in the Park Lineup
- Free Concerts, Local Food Trucks Every Monday June 5 through August 7 -
Huntsville, AL – Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2017 Concerts in the Park season returns on Monday, June 5th. The Concerts will be held for ten weeks every Monday evening through August 7th. The series will showcase a mix of musical genres from rock and roll, pop and top 40 to country, bluegrass, Latin, and jazz. The Concerts will 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 encouraged at the Concerts but local food trucks and vendors will be onsite offering a diverse array of local tastes. Food trucks will be on both Church Street and Williams Avenue with additional offerings in the park. The menus include Asian fusion from Pearl Asian Cuisine, New Orleans flavors from Cajun Cravins, BBQ favorites from Badd Newz BBQ, mega-burgers from The Piled High Grill, a variety of shaved ice choices from Iceworks, homegrown iced teas from Piper and Leaf, cool treats from Suzy’s Pops, cakes and sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream Truck, as well as hot dogs, sandwiches and a great selection of Summer park food from The Food Truck and Washington Square Catering. Banjo’s Treats will also offer treats for the pets in attendance at Concerts in the Park.
Concerts in the Park is a co-production of the City of Huntsville Department of Parks and Recreation and Arts Huntsville. This year’s concerts are presented with the support of AT&T, Progress Bank, Hexagon PPM and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, and Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate. This year’s concert lineup features 19 performance groups:
June 5 Kaleidoscope Juice
June 12 Winslow Davis Ensemble Calypso Vision
June 19 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 Listen Local Huntsville
ft. Rob Malone & Alan Little ft. Dave Anderson & Rob Aldridge
August 7 Mambo Gris Gris Big Daddy Kingfish
The June 26th concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations. Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville are proud to present Redstone Arsenal’s own Army Materiel Command Bands. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display.
“We love featuring our region’s great musical talent each year at Concerts in the Park, especially this year after the city’s beautiful renovation of Big Spring Park,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, executive director of Arts Huntsville. “We are proud to work with the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation to provide free, family-friendly entertainment featuring local musicians and food trucks every Monday night in the heart of the city.”
Arts Huntsville is a non-profit organization founded in 1962 to stimulate and support community creativity and engagement by advancing the arts, entertainment and culture to enrich quality of life, education, and economic development in the greater Huntsville metropolitan region. With nearly 250 member arts organizations, individual artists, arts patrons, and other arts-minded non-profits, companies, and technical and professional organizations, Arts Huntsville focuses on four core program areas while serving as the service organization for area arts groups and individual artists, providing them with resources and tools to ensure their success.