We are in the heart of summer, and nothing livens the season like enjoying the outdoors while listening to live music. There’s just something about time spent with friends and family listening to good music that puts us in a great mood. And we know it does to you as well. Combine the sound of music filling the refreshing air over Lookout Mountain with the spectacular views from Rock City, and you create summer memories that will last a lifetime.
For this reason, we bring back Summer Music Weekends year after year. It’s a crowd favorite that is a must-attend summer event. Concerts are held at the Café 7 stage from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. There isn’t a better place to enjoy a variety of Southern food as you overlook the remarkable view of seven states—all while melodies flow with a cool summer mountain breeze.
A concert series on the mountain wouldn’t be complete without music that was born in the Appalachian Mountains. You know we are talking about bluegrass. Matt Downer, the Old Time Traveler, always gets the crowd clapping with toe-tapping traditional bluegrass, and we also have a variety of up-and-coming artists that will make your experience at Rock City a memorable one.
Emerging artists the Highbeams will show off their unique brand of upbeat folk rock. The Voice Semifinalist Amber Carrington will also perform, as well as Tarryn Aimee Smith and Martin & Durham.
But the weekend is about more than just music. It is a festival to celebrate the natural beauty of Rock City with special activities that will make it a truly remarkable weekend. We know kids love to sing and catch bugs, and we have them covered! They can make some music of their own when they join in with the WSRC Radio live broadcast and sing along with some classic tunes, as well as make their own glow-in-the-dark firefly catcher at Aunt Frieda’s Firefly Jar station.
Our always popular Birds of Prey raptor show is back, where the Wings to Soar rescue birds put on an educational and interactive experience that will leave you in awe of these magnificent animals. There are five shows held at the Critter Classroom on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays through Labor Day.
Details about Summer Music Weekends can be found online at www.seerockcity.com. Come join us for fantastic music-filled weekends of fun, and make your summer rock at Rock City!