Nokian Tyres Summer Nights

Every Friday Night in June

2024 Nokian Tyres Summer Nights Music Festival

7:00 – 9:30 on the Rhea County Courthouse Outdoor Stage

Join us every Friday night in June for some great music, amazing snacks and great prizes in the E-Raffle. Bring your chair and relax in the shade of the courthouse lawn trees. Great way to spend the evening with friends and family.

Scroll on for pictures and bios of the bands performing this year.

June 7    The Sullivan Band
June 14     Rhea Springs Revival
June 21   Common Ground Band
June 28   Wade Sims, with special appearance by the Rhea County United Way Celebrity Band
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Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation And Nokian Tyres

A Partnership to Make Music Happen

Picture good music in the shade of the courthouse lawn, a crowd of friends enjoying a summer evening outdoors, sharing the hometown atmosphere of a true community – that’s Nokian Tyres Summer Nights!


Every Friday night in June, Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation presents concerts sponsored by Nokian Tyres, one of Rhea County’s newest manufacturing facilities and the first U.S. production plant for one of the world’s premier tire manufacturers.


Musical offerings may range from country to rock to bluegrass, but the goal is the same from week to week: give the community an evening of good family entertainment. Food vendors offer a variety of refreshments, and there’s plenty of space for a family picnic if you like. If the music moves you, there’s even room to dance!


Join us every Friday night in June, 7 – 9:30 p.m., and celebrate two of the great things in Rhea County – Nokian Tyres and music!

June 7


The Sullivan Band



This family band from Dayton Mountain covers a wide variety of party club favorites, blending influences of classic rock, southern rock, rockabilly, country, Motown and blues into their own special sound. Band members include Matt Sullivan, vocals and lead guitar; Jeremiah Sullivan, vocals and bass guitar; Bobby Sullivan, vocals and keyboards; Gary Shelton, rhythm guitar; and Chris Gordon, drums


June 14

Rhea Springs Revival



The Rhea Springs Revival Band is a group of local musicians that play 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s country and rock music. Band members are Adam Newport on drums, Earnie Robinson on bass guitar, Camden Fugate on lead guitar, Jeff Logsdon on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, and Tate Fugate on lead vocals and electric guitar.

June 21

Common Ground Band



This group of close friends started playing music together about 15 years ago, and created a blend of classic rock and roll with good old and new country music. Their act is marked by interaction with the crowd – you never know what might happen!

June 28

Wade Sims

and special appearance by the Rhea County United Way Celebrity Band



Wade Sims, known to his fans as “Wade Henry,” brings a “raspy country twang” that’s somewhere between Kenny Rogers and Travis Tritt to his shows, a sound refined in his years entertaining shipmates in the Navy and while performing with country legends like Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. He began seriously chasing a music career after his military service, getting pointers from local musicians including Bobby Beard, George Thacker, Ed Walker, Jim Hallengren and Gil and Anna Kile.


Also on the bill that night is the Rhea County United Way Celebrity Band, a group that is evolving as this is posted. Come enjoy their debut performance!

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