As the Hunter Museum prepares to celebrate summer, the All-American Summer concert series grows to eight weeks of performances featuring some of the best in local and regional music.
The series begins with a ‘Bend Unplugged performance on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. Then, each Thursday night, Hunter visitors can enjoy great music by local and regional artists, a cash bar and the tasty truly all American favorites of GOOD DOG, along with the best view in the city. The fun extends to our July and August FREE First Sundays with music and other activities.
In addition to the All American music, visitors to the Hunter will also have the opportunity to explore a new exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned, MacArthur Award-winning artist Whitfield Lovell. The exhibition features works from the last five years, including Lovell’s signature “tableaux,” constructed of intricate charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects. Lovell also created a large, site-specific installation specifically for the Hunter Museum.
The All American Summer concerts are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted. Evening events also feature a cash bar. And remember, Hunter Museum members receive free admission to the entire concert series!
All American Summer Schedule
‘Bend Unplugged presents The Barr Brothers: Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
Kick off summer and the Riverbend festival with the experimental folk sounds of Riverbend artists The Barr Brothers.
Moonlight Bride: Thursday, June 20 | 6 p.m.
Enjoy the haunting pop sounds of Moonlight Bride and the best view in town.
Slim Pickins: Thursday, June 27 | 6 p.m.
Bring your friends and discover the fast-paced bluegrass of Slim Pickins.
Ryan Oyer: FREE First Sunday, July 7, 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special performance by this indie singer/songwriter. FREE First Sundays are sponsored by Easy Auto.
Shark Week: Thursday, July 11 | 6 p.m.
Local favorite, Shark Week, offers up rock with a bite in this mid-summer performance.
DJ Emcee & Presenter Christian Collier: Thursday July 18 | 6 p.m.
Hear the sounds of Chattanooga and beyond as a variety of performers come together for an urban spoken word showcase.
Roger Alan Wade: Thursday, July 25 | 6 p.m.
Outlaw and chart-topping country music singer/songwriter makes his All American Summer debut.
Shane Morrow & Ben Friberg: Thursday, August 1 | 6 p.m.
See two popular jazz artists together on stage for the first time during this All American Summer concert.
Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers: FREE First Sunday, August 4 | 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special performance by soulful singer Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers
Lefty Williams Band: Thursday, August 8 | 6 p.m.
A Riverbend favorite will close out the All American Summer concert series with some good old Southern blues rock
All-American Summer events sponsored by Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Tennessee American Water, the National Endowment for the Arts and Brewer Media.