Join us every Friday night in July for a free concert on the Rhea County Courthouse lawn.

"We are thrilled to have Nokian Tyres as our sponsor. We apprecaite the 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 festial," said Dorothy Anderson, Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation Administrative Assistant.


Nokian Tyres Summer Nights opens July 5 with Gospel Night.


July 5 – Gospel Night -- Alabaster Voices, a singing family ministry from Georgia, will headline Gospel Night, opening the Summer Nights concert series. Alabaster Voices say their ministry is to “share in song the message of God’s love and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Opening Gospel Night will be Heart Friends, a duo from Cookeville, TN, who have been singing together since 2013. Arlene Mason and Linda Crider have been singing together since 2013, sharing their music primarily in Tennessee and Kentucky. Their desire is to honor and praise the Lord through music and testimony.  


July 12 – MANSHOES, a Rhea County favorite, will bring its classic rock sounds to Summer NIghts again. The band has performed its repretorie of American and British rock at venues and festivals since 1994. They will take the stage at 6 p.m..


July 19 – As a kickoff to the Scopes Festival weekend, Summer Nights will feature Lon Eldridge playing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Lon has toured the United States and Europe with his unique blend of traditional pre-war blues, ragtime, and swing. His infectious musicality will offer a great start to the Scopes Festival weekend! At 7:30, we invite you to step inside the courthouse to see the opening performance of “Front Page News” this year. Tickets for "Front Page News" are available here.


July 26 – Rhea Springs Revival, a Rhea County favorite, will wrap up the Summer Nights series with a concert of their 70s and 80s Country and Southern Rock – mixed in with some of their original numbers. They will play from 7 to 9 p.m., after an opening act to be announced, which will begin at 6 p.m.


Nokian Tyres Summer nights is made possible by these fine sponsors:


Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening of good music and fun.