The Best Places to Hear Live Music in Huntsville this Summer

Huntsville Summer Concerts

Summertime: the best time of year for picnics, friends, and live music. Wondering where to go for local, live music? Well, look no further, because we’ve made a compilation of all the best places to hear live music this summer!

If you’re in Huntsville…

Concerts in the Park Series

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, grab a bite to eat from one of the locally-owned food trucks , and enjoy great music from local artists!

When: Every Monday night from 6:30-8:00

Where: Big Spring Park, behind the Huntsville Museum of Art in downtown Huntsville

Website: For a list of bands and concert dates, visit Arts Huntsville’s page here.

Cost: FREE!

Rocket City Summer Fest

Rock the night away with the Black Jacket Symphony’s “Party of the Year!”

When: July 14th, 2018; gates open at 6:00 pm

Where: U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Website: Click here to purchase tickets!

Cost: $20

Backyard Jams

A Family-Friendly celebration of food, fun, and music located in downtown Huntsville.

When: Every Sunday at 5:00 pm

Where: A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard, 601 Meridian Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

Website: For a calendar of events, see here.

Cost: FREE!


Under the Lights

Enjoy a delicious slice of pizza from Sam & Greg’s while listening to local musicians.

When: Every Thursday at 5:00 pm through the end of August

Where: Downtown Huntsville, in two locations: Northside Square and Clinton Avenue

Website: See more here.

Cost: FREE!


Five at Five

Grab a sandwich and drinks from the Table in the Garden and take in the view of the lake at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Five at Five.

When: Every Tuesday, 5:00-6:45 pm, through the end of July

Where: Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL

Website: For more information, click here.

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $5 for Garden members’ guests!


Jams on Jefferson Street

Treat yourself to some Tuesday evening fun while exploring downtown and eating dinner from local food trucks!

When: Every Tuesday, starting at 5:00 pm, until September

Where: 201 Jefferson Street, Huntsville, AL

Website: Check out the Jams on Jefferson Street Facebook page here.

Cost: FREE!


Jazz Jam

Do you like jazz? Come out to Jazz Jam and sip on some cocktails while enjoying music from some of the best jazz musicians in the Tennessee Valley.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 5:00 pm

Where: 123 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL

Website: More information can be found here, or on our event calendar here.

Cost: Admission charged


Tangled String Music Festival

One day only…celebrating good music and craft beer.

When: June 23, 2018. Gates open at 3:00 pm.

Where: Big Spring Park East

Website: Get your tickets here.

Cost: $28 at the gate

Make Music Huntsville

Enjoy concerts on the streets, sidewalks, and more all over the Rocket City on the longest day of the year!

When: June 21, 2018, 10:00 am

Where: Huntsville, AL

Website: For more information, or to sign up as a performer, click here.

Cost: FREE!


City Lights and Stars

Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset on select Friday nights this summer!

When: Friday nights; gates open at 6:30; music at 7:30

Where: Burritt on the Mountain

Website: For concert dates and more information, click here.

Cost: $10-$12


Busker Fridays

Kick off the weekend in Downtown Huntsville for Busker Fridays!

When: Every Friday through July 27; 5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Huntsville, by Sam & Greg’s and Honest Coffee

Website: For a concert list, see here.

Cost: FREE!


If you’re in Madison…

Madison Gazebo Concerts

Local food and live music in Madison.

When: Every Thursday at 6:30-8:30 pm from May-July

Where: Downtown Madison

Website: For more information, see Madison Arts Council’s page here.

Cost: FREE!


County Line Road Concerts

Bring a lawn chair and kick back with great music, food trucks and kid giveaways.

When: Every Sunday through June 24

Where: 29768 Huntsville Brownsferry Road, Madison, AL

Website: See a concert list here.

Cost: FREE!


Railyard Outdoor Beer Garden

Sip on great craft beer and dine on Southern specialties while catching live music in OBB’s backyard.

When: Recurring weekly on Friday through August 3

Where: Old Black Bear Brewing Company, 212 Main Street, Madison, AL

Website: For a list of concert dates and musicians, see here.

Cost: FREE!

Which iHeart Blogger Wrote this?

Christy is a Marketing Intern at the Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Christy was raised in Huntsville and has lived here since she was two years old. She is a senior at Jacksonville State University majoring in Communications, with a Concentration in Public Relations and a minor in English. Christy also plays Vibraphone with the JSU Marching Southerners and is a member of the JSU Steel Drum Ensemble. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy for the Beta Lambda chapter of Zeta Phi Eta at JSU, a National Professional Communications Fraternity. In her spare time, Christy enjoys playing percussion in local musicals with her dad and younger sister Janie (who prefers the spotlight), and taking care of her two pet rats, Cashew and Walnut.

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