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On a Monday night in downtown Huntsville you’ll find hundreds of people enjoying Concerts in the Park. They flock to Big Spring Park, chairs, blankets, picnics, kids, dogs and wine bottles in tow. This free event is a Huntsville summer tradition, hosted by Arts Huntsville and Huntsville Parks & Recreation, bringing live, local music to the park every Monday night for 10 weeks.

It’s an extension of the weekend, a banisher of Sunday Scaries, and just a fun way to spend a Monday night in the summer.

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5 Things to Know

Whether you’re a local looking to expand your entertainment horizons, a family on vacation, or here on a business trip, Concerts in the Park provides a laid-back way to enjoy a warm summer evening in the heart of Huntsville.

Here are 5 things you need to know to plan your visit to Concerts in the Park:


It's a Showcase of Huntsville's Local Music Scene

Concerts in the Park features 19 different bands over 10 weeks throughout the summer. You will hear genres ranging from 80s funk and dance music, to rock, folk, R&B, pop, classical, swing and MORE. This year’s concerts lineup will feature three unique evenings of music, including a special cultural exchange featuring an evening of authentic Puerto Rican folk music by Wilbert Maldonado Rivera, a cuatro virtuoso from Utuado, Puerto Rico; a night celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing with music from the ‘60s with Big Daddy Kingfish and JED Eye; and the annual Armed Forces Week concert with the MCOE Band from Fort Benning, Georgia. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display. See the full 2019 summer lineup here.


Dinner (and Dessert) Plans are Covered

Each week 11 food vendors flock to Concerts in the Park to feed the hungry crowds. You won't go hungry with the variety of local tastes to choose from. Find fresh pretzels to cake pops, Cajun flavors to Asian cuisine, BBQ, burgers, sandwiches, artisan teas, popsicles and more. See a full list of Food Vendors here.

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Bring your Best Canine Friends Along

Concerts in the Park is a social event for all ages. It’s also where pups mix and mingle and enjoy the sights and sounds. Leashed pets are welcome at Concerts in the Park, but it gets warm, so we suggest bringing water. We also ask you be courteous of other concert-goers and clean up after your furry friends.

Picnics are Welcome

While food vendors are on site, attendees often prefer to bring their favorites from home. It can be as simple as a blanket on the ground with sandwiches from a cooler, or a table setup complete with a tablecloth, candles, wine and a charcuterie board (seriously).

It's Free

Budget conscience? Concerts in the Park is totally free, with free parking in the adjacent Monroe Street Garage. Grab that picnic from home and enjoy a night of free, live, local entertainment that truly captures the spirit of Huntsville.

What are you waiting for? Make your way to #downtownhsv each Monday now through August 6th to enjoy Concerts in the Park, 6:30-8pm. Follow along to get updates on each week’s concerts at Facebook.