KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 22, 2017) – Knox County is expanding its Second Saturday Concerts series this summer as the parks and recreation department continues to host live entertainment for the whole family at The Cove and – now – also at New Harvest Park.
The free concerts, held June through August on the second Saturday of each month, run from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Please note that no alcohol is allowed.
The dates and bands for summer 2017 are:
- June 10 – Jennings Street Band (The Cove) and Relentless Blues (New Harvest)
- July 8 – Kitty Wampus (The Cove) and Wild Blue Yonder (New Harvest)
- Aug. 12 – Vinyl Tap (The Cove) and Crawdaddy Jones (New Harvest)
In addition to great music, a food truck will be on site at each of the parks selling food and drinks.
“These concerts are one of our best attended events,” said Doug Bataille, senior director of the County’s parks and recreation department. “We hear from lots of folks that they come early, bring a picnic, and really enjoy the opportunity to listen to the music in such a great location. In fact, the event has become so popular that we’re expanding it to the eastern part of the county where folks who go to New Harvest Park can expect the same fun and great music.”
The Cove at Concord Park is located at 11808 Northshore Drive. The park features several other summertime amenities, including a beach, playground, sand volleyball court, walking trail and fishing areas. River Sports also rents canoes and kayaks at this location.
New Harvest Park is located at 4775 New Harvest Lane. The park features a number of amenities, including a pavilion, walking trail, playground and splash pad.
If any concert has to be canceled due to inclement weather, a notification will be posted to the Knox County Parks & Rec Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/knoxcountyparks/ and the park’s Twitter page https://twitter.com/knoxcountyparks.