Nokian Tyres Summer Nights
Music Dates for 2021
Join us at the Dayton, TN Courthouse
every Friday night in July at 4 PM to enjoy some free music!
Presented by the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation
Open Mic, Local Talent Showcase!
Rhea Heritage Foundation, in partnership with Nokian Tyres, will have an open mic Local Talent Showcase at Nokian Tyres Summer Nights 2021.
Every Friday in July local talent will have the opportunity to perform for the public, opening for the main event bands, from 4 o’clock until 5:30. Any genre of music is welcome, and the performance can be a solo or a group. The performer can have musical accompaniment or can have a trac cd.
Each performance will be given 10 to 12 minutes to shine on the courthouse stage. Two performers will be selected from the first 4 nights performances to open for the Nashville based band Runaway Home on finale night. Rhea county has so many talented people that deserve to be heard. So, we want to provide the outlet for that. Applications are available upon request from the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your application in soon as there will be limited time slots available.
See Concert dates below!
Rhea Springs Revival
Rhea Springs Revival is a Classic Country and Rock n Roll band. The members of the band have been together for five years and are all talented musicians and song writers. They engage their audiences by interacting with them and making them feel a part of the show. They play local resorts, restaurants and festivals and are very well known in the Rhea County area.
Front man, Tate Fugate says, “We love to entertain people and interact with the audience. We’ve seen a million faces and we’ve rocked them all!” Their classic sound and humor keep their fans coming back for more.
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
Michael Seabolt Band
Guitar extraordinaire and former member of Rhea Springs Revival, Michael Seabolt, wanted to get back to his love of 70s classic rock music. He achieved this goal by recruiting 3 dedicated and talented musicians, with a combined total 100+ years experience. In 2019, The Michael Seabolt Band was born.
Front man, Guitarist and Lead Vocalist Andrew Sexton rips out riffs that give their work meaning. Keeping the beat is accomplished Drummer, James Brand, formerly of The Fugitives in Atlanta, with techniques that add much flavor. Bassist David Tissi, formerly of The Austin Nichols and Southern Breeze Bands, lays down some cool and clean bass lines combined with his vocal offerings. Rounding out the team, Founder Michael Seabolt is quite impressive on both lead guitar and rhythm. Together, “MSB” combines forces with a crowd-pleasing classic rock show with an edge….while letting the good times roll.
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.
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!”