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Fill Your Summer Weekends with Music at Rock City

May 15, 2017 Categories: Events

Fill your summer weekends with music at Rock City

Music and the mountain go hand in hand. Add a spectacular view of the Southern Appalachians and you have one of the most unique venues in the country, and that is exactly why we started our Summer Music Weekends at Rock City. Something about being on the mountain inspires good music and good times, and Rock City is known for being the best at both.

Our Summer Music Weekends event brings the sounds of traditional bluegrass along with modern and folk-country music to Rock City once again this summer. Bluegrass was born in the Appalachian Mountains and has inspired all genres, making it the perfect backdrop for the view of seven states. The festival is a crowd favorite, and a summer vacation on Lookout Mountain isn’t complete without experiencing the sounds of mountain music filling the air in tandem with a cool summer mountain breeze.

This year’s Summer Music Weekends start on Memorial Day weekend and run all summer long until Labor Day. Concerts fill the refreshing mountain air on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until 7 p.m. Emerging and established musicians will perform at Rock City, including, Matt Downer, the Old Time Traveler—who is certain to get your hands clapping and toes tapping with the upbeat sound of traditional bluegrass music. Rising artists like the Highbeams will bring their energetic style of folk rock to the festival weekends, along with Grand Ole Opry performer and semi-finalist on The Voice, Amber Carrington.

In addition to the music, Rock City’s popular Birds of Prey Raptor Show is back, and the view from Rock City can only be enhanced by the sight of nature’s most magnificent aerial creatures soaring overhead. The Birds of Prey Show is held at the Critter Classroom in conjunction with Summer Music Weekends, and the raptors entertain with four shows daily on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

We know that kids like to catch bugs, and their favorite summer bug to catch is fireflies (or lightning bugs, if you prefer) so we put together a special activity where kids can make their own glow-in-the-dark firefly jar for a summer of critter-catching fun!

Dining with a view that is second-to-none makes Summer Music Weekends complete. Café 7, the very spot overlooking that famous view from Lovers’ Leap, has you covered. With a mix of Southern favorites and local delicacies, Café 7’s lunch offerings change with the seasons but always leave you satisfied, reenergized, and ready to explore the rest of Rock City.

To buy tickets and find out more about our Summer Music Weekends, go to