Make the most of the season by enjoying some fabulously free concerts in Knoxville TN and the surrounding areas. Throughout the spring and summer, you’ll find great options for family-friendly concerts featuring a wide array of musical styles.
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Free Concerts in Knoxville & Knox County
April 22, 2023
Market Square, Knoxville
This huge downtown festival boasts opera concerts all throughout the day. Gay Street and Market Square will also be filled is food and craft vendors for
Concerts on the Square
Tuesday Nights From May – June
Market Square, Downtown Knoxville, TN
Take a stroll downtown and enjoy some live music under the stars. Complete the night with dinner at one of the many amazing restaurants on Market Square.
Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove
The Second Saturday in June, July, and August
The Cove, Knoxville
To confirm dates and get details about the bands, check the Knox County Parks and Rec Facebook page.
Founders Park Lawn Chair Series
Saturdays in July and August (select dates)
Founders Park, Farragut
Bring the whole family out to enjoy a night of awesome entertainment from 4 different bands. The region’s best food trucks will also be there in case you’re feeling snacky!
Free Concerts Near Knoxville TN
Second Friday Nights on Roane
2nd Friday of Each Month From April – July
Historic Downtown Harriman
On the second Friday of each month, bring out the family for some free live music. Food trucks and craft vendors will also be onsite.
First Friday’s Concert Series
First Friday Night in May, June, July, August, and September
Morristown Farmer’s Market, Morristown
Enjoy a variety of live musical acts throughout the season. Food trucks and vendors will also be on site.
Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass
May 19 – 20, 2023
Historic Downtown Sevierville
Enjoy a variety of bluegrass bands throughout the weekend. There is also a fabulous kids’ area and food and craft vendors on site.
Rockin’ the Docks
May 27 & July 1, 2023
Fort Loudon Lake & Lenoir City Park
This nighttime concert series will also have delicious food trucks and tons of activities for the kiddos.
Concerts on the Commons
Friday Nights in June
Norris Commons, Norris, TN
These free outdoor concerts will feature a variety of artists and musical styles.
Rhythm on the River
Every Other Thursday in June and July
Riverwalk, Newport, TN
Enjoy free family-friendly games and live entertainment. There will also be food available for purchase.
Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
Everyday in July
The Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg
These nightly street performances incorporate music, storytelling, and dancing.
Songs by the Brook
August and September (select dates)
Springbrook Park, Alcoa
In addition to cool tunes, food trucks will also be on site.
Louie Bluie Festival
Cove Lake State Park, Caryville
FREE Admission, Donations Encouraged
Named after the famous country-blues musician Howard Armstrong, this popular music festival is a fundraiser for the Campbell Culture Coalition.
Ole Smoky Distillery
Nightly Throughout the Summer
Downtown Gatlinburg and Island at Pigeon Forge
These free bluegrass concerts are held nightly at the Ole Smoky Locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The Gatlinburg location also has a daily daytime concert.