Join us at the Dayton, TN Courthouse every Friday Night at 6 PM to enjoy some free music!
Presented by the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation
July 3 - Gospel Night The Mays Family & The Agee Family
The Mays Family—Michael, Joy, Jacob, Natalie, Elena, and Caroline—have been singing Christian and Gospel music together for over four years, calling God’s people to share His story across the generations. Singing favorite tunes as well as their own songs, they seek to encourage and uplift audiences with the good news of Jesus. They have played at several events in Rhea County.
The Agee Family consists of Mom, Dad, and five children. Everyone sings; everyone plays instruments. We travel full-time for one purpose: to worship and glorify God through the Lord Jesus Christ in Spirit and in truth. The Family has a large following in Rhea County.
July 10 - Rock Night Mother Legacy
Shay Collins: Neice to RAY COLLINS Founding member of "The Mothers of Invention" 60's/70's with Frank Zappa, & her sexy cowboy velvet voiced husband "Just Steve!" Some of the best Pickin Rhythm rocking guitar playin that will leave you scratching your head. Their harmonies are unlike you have heard. So deeply connected. Their chemistry, wit & banter is that of a famous vegas act. Come see & hear the Legacy "Mother Ray" has left for us all. Self proclaiming to be a proud "freak" Shay deffinately carries his stubborn yet quirky personality. With a library of already popular originals, to hundreds of recreated covers. A voice to equal Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Pink, Carly Simon, Melissa Etheridge & many many more of your strongest favorites.....you will delight as they sing & tell stories of their journey & pull you in with songs they have both shared for a lifetime.
July 17 - Jazz and Blues Night The 9th Street Stompers
Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, they cull up the musical scenery of an era when the lines between swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango weren’t nearly as hard and fast as the drinking and dancing. Steering clear of much of the novelty and kitsch associated with pre-war music, they choose to demonstrate the modern relevance of their chosen medium. With Skip Frontz Jr. furiously slapping the string bass and Lon Eldridge on blues finger-style resonator guitar, ukulele, and kazoo, they share vocal duties. Dalton Chapman is a Gypsy Swing virtuoso who diligently studied the great Django Reinhardt and finally, the always enchanting Sampire swings the brush snare with the grace and finesse of a sultry metronome. If her drumming doesn't catch your attention, her eyes certainly will. If you like high-energy showmanship and top-notch musical prowess, The 9th Street Stompers will see you front row!!!
July 24 - Country Night Brandon Maddox
Reaching, #64 on the Music Row Chart, “Good Side”, Maddox’ new single, was one of the most downloaded songs by Country Radio stations nationwide its first week of release! It’s been a long-time fan favorite at concerts from Minnesota to Florida but now is grabbing the attention of Radio and Music Industry Vets alike. Maddox’s, previous single “Dixie Chaser”,garnered over 7,000 spins, and went on to win “Song of the Year” at the 2017 Josie Awards later that year. Featured on T.V. including ABC’s “Nashville” (pilot episode), and radio shows across America including Fox TV’s Good Day Chicago, NBC’s WRCB TV 3/Chattanooga, KARK 4/Little Rock & WMTV15/ Madison, WCRX/Chicago, WTHI/Terra Haute and KKYY 101.3 Country/ Sioux City, this emerging artist is taking the Country Music World by storm and getting the attention both of Nashville and fans nationwide. Brandon has also had two of his original songs featured in film and TV. The Michael Ealy film “Unconditional” in 2012, the 2015 movie “Providence.” He has also had his songs recorded by other artists both in Country and Pop/Rock musical genres. He has opened for Blake Shelton and Brett Eldredge. Having three albums produced by Reba McEntire’s bandleader and Keyboard player, Doug Sisemore, Maddox, has shown himself to be worthy of working with Nashville’s top tier of professionals within the Music Industry. His albums are on Pandora, I-Heart Radio, and other online retailers. Keep your eyes on this exciting, young triple threat Artist/Singer/Songwriter, who looks to be making even bigger “waves” in the years ahead.
July 31 - Summer Nights Finale Runaway Home
Runaway Home is a Panoramic-Americana band founded by two intrepid dreamers and schemers who share a love for music and the places it takes us all. Their music begins close to the heart but is bound for distant vistas. Pulling from diverse musical backgrounds, Runaway Home blends their sound whiskey-smooth and harmonically strong, with a plaintive and rootsy edge. Their music leads to much more than green rooms, stages, and radio waves, though. The band enjoys connecting with communities - subjecting themselves to and experiencing the lives of those who make their homes along the blue highways, glistening skylines, and open spaces just outside the band van windshield. Runaway Home is easy on the ears and gentle on the soul. Their songs are not devoid of longing, loss, and sadness, but those emotions exist in a larger vibe, unmistakably joyful. Mark Elliott & Gary Culley have cultivated a sound that speaks from past experiences and life lessons, through the present, and into the great unknown. The differences in their musical backgrounds have strengthened the sound of Runaway Home into raw rhythm guitar with a hint of bluesy mandolin wrapped in the soothing strains of a mountain fiddle. The group has blended their vocals into carefully crafted and soulful harmonies that invite listeners to sit back and connect with the music. It’s no accident that the ultimate Panoramic-Americana soundtrack for the road is consummated by a traveling band who enjoy their time on the road and the experiences they have along the way. The vagabonds have been delivering their infectious messages with smiles, sincerity, and a sort of child-like glee since 2011. The band’s early mantra has been “It’s the music that makes us smile.” True that and doubly true for friends and fans they have connected with in venues like The Dosey Doe Café outside of Houston, the Clayton Opera House in upstate New York, or the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. Their good-for-the-soul, rootsy vibe caught the attention of Marcia Campbell of Nashville’s WSM Radio who said, “Runaway Home delivers a gem with their timeless collection of music that takes you to another place. Great songs, strong vocals, and sweet harmonies!”