Summer Swing

UPDATE: All Summer Swing Concerts have been CANCELED.

Every Tuesday night May-July
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, WKKR 97.7, MIX 96.7 and FOX SPORTS THE GAME 910-1310 AM.

2020 Summer Swing Schedule

May 5: OHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band- CANCELED
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 12: Lee-Scott Academy- CANCELED
Jazz, Swing Rock, Ballads and more!

May 19: East Alabama Community Band- CANCELED
The East Alabama Community Band, now in its 8th year and led by Josh Wine, will be playing a variety of marches and show tunes.

May 26: Crossroads- CANCELED
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. 

June 2: Kidd Blue- CANCELED
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 9: Martha’s Trouble- CANCELED
Jen & Rob Slocumb met 25 years ago with a twist of fate inside a Houston, Texas, coffee shop where Jen worked booking bands. What started as a simple bond over music grew into much more and began a life on the road. Two children, a house in Auburn and a dog later, they’re still 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. 

June 16: Muse- CANCELED
30th year on the Summer Swing bandstand! Easy listening, vocal oriented acoustic soft rock played as only Muse can. Together for 42 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 23: Route 66- CANCELED
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 30: Fedoras- CANCELED
This acoustic duo plays folk, pop, and bluegrass tunes the whole family will enjoy.

July 7: Bill J. Brooks – ELVIS Lives Concert- CANCELED
Top rated Elvis Tribute artist in the Southeast. This show is dynamic, entertaining, moving and family friendly. Elvis fans or not, you are in for a rare treat. Thank you! Thank you very much!

July 14: Conner Lorre – Neil Diamond Tribute Show- CANCELED
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

July 21: James Brown Trio- CANCELED
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.

July 28: Back to School Bash- CANCELED
Enjoy a final concert as we bid summer farewell!