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2021 Concerts in the Park starts June 7

The free concerts includes local food trucks every Monday through Aug. 9

HUNTSVILLE – Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2021 Concerts in the Park season returns on Monday, June 7. A Huntsville summer tradition, the concerts will be held over ten weeks every Monday evening through August 9. The series showcases local musical talent in a mix of genres from rock, folk, and country to Latin, dance, R&B and today’s hits. The Concerts will take place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park from 6:30 – 8:30 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, and local food trucks and vendors will be onsite offering a diverse array of local tastes. Food trucks will be along Williams Avenue and Church Street with additional offerings in the park. The menus include plant-based Southern comfort foods from Hippea Camper, all-beef hotdogs and treats from Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor & Diner, yummy beignets from Happi Pappi, gourmet popcorn and lemonade from Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn & Lemonade Stand, BBQ from O Taste & See BBQ, gourmet macaroni and cheese from Mac & Snacks, mega-burgers from The Piled High Grill, flavorful shaved ice from Iceworks, specialty iced teas from Piper & Leaf Tea Company and handmade fruit popsicles from Suzy’s Pops.

The concert lineup features many local performance groups:
June 7 – The Kemistry Project/JUICE
June 14 – Victoria Jones and Jordan Moore/JED Eye
June 21 – Luke and Jay/Kat Elizabeth
June 28 – Maneuver Center of Excellence Band (MCoE)
July 5 – A.M. Brown/Darien Omar
July 12 – Chelsea, Who?/Remy Neal
July 19 – Seeking Babylon/Groove
July 26 – Kristoffer Leshaun/Rocket City Latin Band
August 2 – Jimmy Henderson Trio/.45 Surprise
August 9 – Weather Make-Up Date (bands TBD)

“Concerts in the Park is a summer tradition in Huntsville that has been missed over the last year,” said Bernita Reese, director of City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation Department. “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Big Spring Park to enjoy this great concert series showcasing local music and our park.”

The June 28 concert is part of Huntsville’s Armed Forces Week celebrations featuring the MCoE Band from Fort Benning, Ga. The evening will end with a downtown fireworks display.

“The arts and entertainment sector has been severely challenged over the past year, and the return of Concerts in the Park and other great arts programming is critical to the continued success of our local arts and entertainment scene,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, executive director of Arts Huntsville. “We encourage area residents and visitors to support the 2021 Concert series and all of the summer arts events across the area.”

For more information on the 2021 Concerts in the Park series, visit www.artshuntsville.org or www.huntsvilleal.gov.

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