2021 Summer Swing Concert Series
Every Tuesday night May 4-August 3
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. Center State Bank of Opelika will provide complimentary lemonade during the concerts.
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, the Opelika-Auburn News, WKKR 97.7, MIX 96.7 and FOX SPORTS THE GAME 910-1310 AM.
2021 Summer Swing Schedule
May 4: 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 11: Lee-Scott Academy
Jazz, Swing Rock, Ballads and more!
May 18: Murray Brown Band
Richard Murray and Rusty Brown play Country, Rock and Easy Listening. Recently they have been working with songwriters out of Muscle Shoals and working on a new CD. You can catch them playing around Auburn/Opelika and Lake Martin area playing weddings, corporate events, private parties and festivals. Find them on Facebook! Music makes the world go round.
May 25: Bill J. Brooks – ELVIS Lives Concert
Legends entertainer Bill J. Brooks brings Elvis and friends to life for Elvis fans all over the southeastern United States. Bill is an award winning tribute artist doing the wonderful music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s featuring Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and of course, the “King of Rock n’ Roll” Elvis Presley. Elvis and friends is sure to please all music fans as it is entertaining, fun, moving and very family friendly.
June 1: Conner Lorre – Neil Diamond Tribute Show
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
June 8: Kidd Blue
Even with the resurgence of the classic soul sound in modern music, Kidd Blue continues to bring their "New Old Soul" to packed dance floors throughout the Southeast. For over 34 years this horn-driven band has been delivering their eclectic mix of Soul, R&B, Motown and Rock Classics in the styles of Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, Al Green, Van Morrison and many others. Don’t miss this talented group of local musicians. Follow Kidd Blue on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - @KiddBlueBand.
June 15: 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 22: Dave Potts
Dave Potts is an acoustic singer/songwriter, performing a mix of his original music along with folk and country favorites.
June 29: Muse
31st year on the Summer Swing bandstand! Easy listening, vocal oriented acoustic soft rock played as only Muse can. Together for 43 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.
July 6: Fedoras
This acoustic duo plays folk, pop, and bluegrass tunes the whole family will enjoy.
July 13: 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.
July 20: Crossroads
Crossroads is a five-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.
July 27: 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. This trio consists of Charles Story from Valley, AL as well as Adam & Teel Traylor from Auburn, AL. The namesake (James Brown) started the group over 17 years ago with Charles and Adam and since his death in 2013 Teel has joined forces to continue the tradition of good ole Southern Gospel music with an eternal impact. You’ll not want to miss this group’s harmonious sounds beneath a beautiful summer night sky.
August 3: Back to School Bash
Enjoy a final concert as we bid summer farewell!