Sounds of Summer Music Festival

Free to the public Summer Concert Series at the Farmer’s Market in Athens, Tennessee.

Sounds of Summer Music Festival

Athens, Tennessee’s free summer concert series presented by Friendly City Festivals and Athens Area Council for the Arts. All concerts are at Market Park Pavilion in Historic Downtown Athens. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a great evening of entertainment!

Sounds of Summer Concert Series Logo 2021
Sounds of Summer Free Concert Series

Be a Friend of the Festival

Sounds of Summer is returning for its ninth season of free music in Downtown Athens, TN. This fun concert series is possible thanks to corporate support, grant funding, and support from our City and County government. 

Are you a “fan” of Sounds of Summer? Join us now as a “Friend of the Festival.”  Your $25 donation is tax-deductible. All friends of the festival will be listed in concert programs and online.

Sounds of Summer Program Link

The Sounds of Summer schedule is listed below. If you would like more information, Sounds of Summer has a program page with updated information about the schedule, artists, and sponsors.

Sounds of Summer can also be found on Facebook. We welcome you to follow us there. We also encourage you to take pictures at the concerts and post them on our Facebook page!

Covid-19 Outdoor-Event Protocols

Please follow CDC/Health Department recommendations as you decide whether to participate in events.

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Emi Sunshine and Will Carter

Emi Sunshine & Will Carter

Sponsor: Willsonthropic, Inc.
June 5, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - September Song

September Song

Sponsor:
June 19, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Rolling Thunder and Maya Trippe

Rolling Thunder & Maya Trippe

Sponsor:
July 3, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Goat Hill String Band

Goat Hill String Band

Sponsor:
July 17, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Jason Eskridge

Jason Eskridge

Sponsor:
July 31, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Lera Lynn

Lera Lynn

Sponsor:
August 14, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - David Gerald

David Gerald

Sponsor:
August 28, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Writers in the round - Kinslee Melhorn

Kinslee Melhorn - Writers in the Round

Sponsor:
September 11, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Mendingwall

Mending Wall

Sponsor:
September 25, 2021

Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Chris Hennessee

Chris Hennessee

Sponsor:
October 9, 2021