2023 Summer Swing Concert Series
Every Tuesday night May 2-August 1
7:00 p.m. at Monkey Park
Free and open to the public
About Summer Swing
The Opelika Band Boosters will prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for a nominal fee from 6:15-7:30 p.m., ideal for a family picnic.
The Rocky Brook Rocket, a vintage train with long, rich history gives complimentary rides from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Come out early! Bring the whole family, a quilt or lawn chair and relax on the bank of Rocky Brook Creek for an evening of musical fun, fellowship and relaxation.
Many thanks to our community partners: The Opelika Chamber of Commerce, The Opelika Observer, WKKR 97.7, MIX 96.7 and FOX SPORTS THE GAME 910-1310 AM.
2023 Summer Swing Schedule
May 2: OHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band
This evening’s concert will begin early at 6:30 p.m.
The Opelika High School Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band will play a wide variety of music ranging from Jazz to Rock to Movie Soundtracks.
May 9: Lee-Scott Academy Jazz Band
Jazz, Swing Rock, Ballads and more!
May 16: Kidd Blue
Formed right on Toomer’s Corner in 1985 and led and inspired by the late great Opelika native, Robert Orr, Kidd Blue continues to bring their "New Old Soul" to parties and events throughout the Southeast. For over 38 years this horn-driven group of local professionals has been delivering their eclectic mix of Soul, Americana, R&B, Motown and Rock Classics in the styles of Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, Al Green, Van Morrison and many others. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience Kidd Blue in an outdoor public performance. Follow the band on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - @KiddBlueBand.
May 23: Conner Lorre – Neil Diamond & Friends
Conner Lorre’s spectacular recreation of Neil Diamond’s voice has been receiving STANDING OVATIONS NATIONWIDE, including his show at CAESAR’S PALACE in LAS VEGAS. Conner delivers stunningly accurate voice impressions of Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Alan Jackson, Lee Greenwood, and many more. Conner is one of Opelika’s favorite entertainers. This show is guaranteed to captivate Opelika again this year. Keep up with Conner at www.ConnerLorre.com and www.facebook.com/TheVoxStar
May 30: Bill J. Brooks - ELVIS & Friends
Bill Brooks is a top-rated tribute artist in the Southeast. His show is always dynamic, entertaining and family friendly. Elvis & Friends begins and ends with familiar Elvis songs and the middle consists of songs done by friends of Elvis such as Johnny Cash, T.G. Sheppard, Tom Jones and others. You are sure to enjoy this dynamic show! See you at the Park!
June 6: Muse
33rd year on the Summer Swing bandstand! Easy listening, vocal oriented acoustic soft rock played as only Muse can. Together for 45 years, Muse will perform fan favorites by artists such as the Eagles, Beatles, CSN, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Little Big Town, Jason Isbell and more.
June 13: Crossroads
Crossroads is a six-piece variety band that covers many country and classic rock hits. The band performs selections from artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, REM and The Eagles, as well as Carrie Underwood, Sugarland and Martina McBride. Crossroads produces smooth vocal harmonies and provides audiences with a unique, varied and entertaining experience. More info can be found at facebook.com/auburncrossroadsband.
June 20: Route 66
This energetic group plays it all… Oldies, Pop, Rock and Dance music. Audience participation in encouraged. Join the “Monkey Park dancers” on the grass around the stage as they dance, blow bubbles and have a great time!
June 27: Dave Potts
Dave Potts is an acoustic singer/songwriter, performing a mic of his original music along with folk and country favorites.
July 4: NO CONCERT
July 11: Fedoras
This acoustic duo plays folk, pop, and bluegrass tunes the whole family will enjoy.
July 18: James Brown Trio
The James Brown Trio is a Southern Gospel group that will have your toes tapping and heart stirring to songs from the past as well as current tunes that are soon to be classics. The namesake (James Brown) started the group 20 years ago with Charles Story and Adam Traylor but since the deaths of James and Charles respectively, the trio has continued the tradition of good ole Southern Gospel music with new members. Today the trio consists of Adam & Teel Traylor as well as Kevin Webb from Auburn, AL. You will not want to miss this group’s harmonious sounds beneath the beautiful summer night sky.
July 25: Martha’s Trouble
Jen & Rob Slocumb are living their musical dream. While building their family, they have continued to write and play music, producing about a dozen albums and touring around the country and the world. And their work has not gone unnoticed. Some of the most influential and well-respected music critics have paid tribute to the duo.
They have been listed and featured in Billboard Magazine, USA Today, AOL Music, XM Satellite Radio and Performing Songwriter. Their songs have received multiple awards, including Best Americana Album of the Year by Just Plain Folk Awards, their Christmas Lights recording was selected as one of USA Today’s Top Holiday Albums, their cover of Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now was selected as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Cover Songs, and their recordings have been featured in several made-for-TV movies.
August 1: Back to School Bash
Enjoy a final concert as we bid summer farewell!