Best Free Concerts in Tri-Cities TN

These free concerts in Tri-Cities TN are a great way to usher in summer weather while making unforgettable family memories.

In addition to great music, many of these events have food and craft vendors onsite. All you need to bring is some camp chairs or a picnic blanket to complete the experience!

Each event boasts different bands and styles of music including rock, bluegrass, county, jazz, blues, pop, tribute bands, and more!

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Free Concerts in Tri-Cities TN

Music on the Square

Downtown Jonesborough
Friday Nights From May – September

Music stylings include Jazz, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Irish, Celtic, Blues, and Americana. There will also be delicious food trucks on-site for each show.

Twilight Alive

Broad Street, Kingsport
Fridays From Late May – Agust

Enjoy a variety of music, including some fun cover bands for Journey, Chicago, and Tom Petty! Pets and outside food are expressly prohibited at this event. Note: there will be a concert on July 4, instead of July 5.

Covered Bridge Jams

Covered Bridge Stage, Elizabethton
Mid-May – Late August

Break out those camp chairs and blankets to enjoy this fun summer concert series featuring a variety of local artists.

Lakeside Concert Series

Winged Deer Park, Johnson City
Every Thursday in June and July

Enjoy festive music from a variety of local bands while you enjoy the gorgeous view. Concessions will also be available.

Fridays After 5

King Commons, Johnson City
Fridays from June 9 – July 14

Dance and sing along with a variety of musical acts throughout the summer. Dogs and outside food are welcomed, but no outside alcohol is permitted.

Border Bash Summer Concert Series

Downtown Bristol
Select Fridays From June – August

This free concert series continues throughout the spring and summer and boasts a variety of musical styles. Family-friendly activities are also hosted prior to the concert.

Summer Concert Series

Roan Mountain State Park
Fridays beginning in June

Enjoy a fabulous concert series with a scenic mountain view!

Awesome FREE Concerts in Tri-Cities TN, including Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, and more!

More Free Concerts Near Tri-Cities TN

Second Thursdays Crooked Road Music Series

SWVA Cultural Center, Abingdon

Enjoy a FREE concert featuring young artists every 2nd Thursday. These concerts are temporarily on hold. Keep an eye on the Cultural Center’s website to see when they will resume.

Lyrics on the Lawn

Dickson Williams Mansion, Greeneville
Thursday in July

Don’t forget your camp chairs for this family-friendly concert series. Even leashed pets are welcome. Food vendors will also be on site.

Pickin’ on the Porch

Bogart Bowman Cabin, Unicoi
Every Monday Night

This is a fun jam session where locals gather together for a little pickin’ in traditional Appalachian style. You can see all kinds of unusual instruments at this event.

Depending on the week, you may see spoons, saws, washtubs, and more! Come to join in, or come just to watch!

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Erica Cardinal
Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

2 thoughts on “Best Free Concerts in Tri-Cities TN”

  1. Thank you so much for this! We are in the tri cities area for the summer and love to adventure out to as many free events, hikes, concerts, etc. as possible. We will be sure to check out some of these events.


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