The Rhea Heritage Foundation Presents Nokian Tyres Summer Nights


 “We are thrilled to have Nokian Tyres as our title sponsor. We appreciate their support of our mission to bring music and history to the people of Rhea County. It is our privilege to welcome Nokian Tyres to our community and to our festival,” said Dorothy Anderson, Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation Administrative Assistant.


The monthlong concert series kicks off on Friday, July 5th with Gospel Night Featuring, at 6:00pm, Alabaster Voices from Ft Oglethorpe Georgia. Taking the stage at 7:30pm will be Heart Friends from Cookeville Tennessee. These two groups are some of the best talent in gospel music today.


On July 12th one of Rhea County’s favorites, Manshoes, will rock out to some classics as well as some of their own original songs. They will be ready to rock at 6:00pm.


The third night, July 19th, will provide a real treat when Rhea County’s own native son, Lon Eldridge, comes home to perform some of the best loved Blues tunes. His timeless, easy way with the blues have made him a favorite performer in Belgium. Relax and be transported back in time when he takes the stage at 6:00pm


To close out the Nokian Tyres Summer Nights, Georgette Boozer will make her debut performance with the festival. She will take the stage at 6:00pm followed by Rhea Springs Revival at 7:00pm. This local band is no stranger to the stage in Dayton and will take the festival to a close with their smooth country sound.


“I am really excited about the music for the festival this year. We are very fortunate to have the level of talent that will be entertaining us and to present it to the public for free is wonderful” said Ms Anderson.


The Nokian Tyres Summer Nights has been organized and brought to you by the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation and all the special friends who have lent their sponsorship. For more information about our performers and other activities of the Scopes Festival, including the Scopes Play tickets, vendor applications and Bluegrass competition applications, visit