By: Tina Morrison
For almost a decade, the Athens-Limestone Tourism Association has been hosting Singing on the Square during the summer around the courthouse square. This year, in conjunction with our Shine a Light Athens Big Spring Park marketing campaign, and to avoid any confusion with Main Street’s Fridays After Five on the Square, we are rebranding our very popular free concerts to SINGING IN THE PARK. The three Singing in the Park Summer Concert Series Friday night dates are: May 12, June 9, and July 14. They will all three take place in the beautiful Athens Big Spring Memorial Park behind the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 100 N. Beaty St., just 2 blocks from the square.
Announcing the addition of our generous Artist Sponsor Hughes Properties, II, LLC, our generous Stage Sponsor Michael Howell State Farm, and a brand new Food Court with food trucks open from 6 p.m. and the Free Live Music scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m.
The Big Spring Memorial Park located just steps away from our Visitors Information Center and nestled right between the Beaty Historic District and Athens College District is surrounded by the city’s oldest cemetery, the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful headquarters, and the in-progress Scout House music venue. The groundwork has been laid to establish the park as the perfect location for many popular events, like the April Historic Walking Tours, the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby, Superhero Day, and The North Pole Stroll. With all the amenities Athens Big Spring Memorial Park has, such as tennis and pickleball courts, a covered pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, a pond with a fountain, sidewalks with benches, flower gardens, a grassy area, a playground, historical markers, and one-of-a-kind metal sculpture artwork, this park, in the heart of Athens, is one of our own premiere event locations. With a statewide focus on outdoor recreation, we are poised and ready to host more Tourism events in Athens Big Spring Park! We’re bringing the stage! You just need to bring your own chairs or blanket.
Please SAVE THESE DATES TO YOUR CALENDAR and plan to bring your friends and family to our FREE 2023 Summer Concert Series in Big Spring Park sponsored by Hughes Properties II, and Michael Howell State Farm, and Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association. We are proud to announce this year’s Singing in the Park lineup:
May 12 – Tom McClung: A local musician, gigging professionally since he was 15, Tom has played solo and with Bark the Dawg on and off for 30 years.
June 9 – Matt Prater: A local singer-songwriter and soulful storyteller with country, honky tonk, folk, and roots music influences.
July 14 – DEAN: A local husband/wife duo, Garrett and Briana Dean share a passion for creating and performing.
See you in Athens Big Spring Memorial Park! As always, for more information visit Athens-Limestone Official Events Calendar here: VisitAthensAL.com
By: Tina Morrison – Tourism Athens