Join us every Friday night in June for some great music, some killer food 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.
A 5 piece cover band comprised of members from Dayton, Chattanooga and Spring City, Tn. Music genres include, but limited to, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, country and Soul. A show guaranteed to be exciting. New to Summer Nights but not to Rhea County.
A local favorite never fails to entertain and leave the audience wanting more. These guys are full of surprises.
New to the Summer Nights Stage as a feature Band, you may remember them filling in as an opening act last year. They were fantastic with our old favorites and the crowd loved them.
These great classic sounds are new to our stage this year but their reputation for outstanding performances precedes them.
June 30th Georgette Boozer and Ernie Robinson
Georgette wowed the crowd with Bobby Mcgee and Jolene last year when she performed with Clearwater. These tow are dynamite together!
In 2019 Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation was looking for a sponsor for their Summer Nights Music Festival. Nokian Tyres had just opened their first United States tire plant in Dayton and were looking for ways to be a part of and help out the community. So it was that the two became partners in presenting Rhea County with a quality, free, month long music festival on the Famous Rhea County Courthouse outdoor stage.
2020 was a year that we all saw pass us by with little activity. The Nokian Tyres Summer Nights fell victim to the cancellations of the year but came back strong in 2021 with a rockin’ lineup of fantastic bands. Food vendors were a welcome addition to accommodate the crowds. An E-Raffle was added and every week some lucky person went home with a great prize, the highlight being a full set of Nokian Tyres on the last night.
2022 proved to outshine the previous year with another great lineup of bands for each Friday night in June. Food vendors fed our audience and the E-Raffle was again a big hit with a different prize every week and another set of Nokian tires given away on the last night.
This year looks to be another exciting year for the Music Festival. A great lineup with new faces and familiar sounds! More great prizes for the free E-Raffle and mouth watering food.
We at Rhea Heritage Foundation are proud and excited to have Nokian Tyres as our Summer Nights sponsor and are very appreciative to them for all their support and help with the production of this wonderful event.
Rhea Heritage Foundation
Sullivan Band is a 5 piece cover band based out of both Dayton and Chattanooga, TN, playing a wide variety of party club favorites.
Music genres include, but not limited, to Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Blues, Funk, Soul and Motown. We can guarantee you a great show packed with excitement and great tunes that everyone can enjoy!
Sullivan Band have been featured performers at Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival, The National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg TN, The Strawberry Festival in Dayton TN, Hamilton County Fair in Chattanooga TN, 1890’s Days Festival in Ringgold Ga, Riverfront Nights Concert Series in Chattanooga TN and Depot Days Festival in Stevenson Alabama.. Also having played many Club venues, weddings and private parties across the Southeast,….
They will put on a great show with your favorite songs over the years.
Band members are Adam Newport from Spring City on drums. Adam has played bass guitar for many different acts locally and in Nashville. He’s just an all-around talented musician. Earnie Robinson from Evensville plays the bass guitar. Earnie has been with the band longer than any other member and is also an electrical engineer. Alan Shubert is from Harriman and plays piano. Alan is super talented and served in the United States Army. Camden Fugate from Spring City plays lead guitar. He’s been with the band since he was 16 and is 19 years old now. Camden graduated from Rhea County High School in 2022 where he played second base for the Golden Eagle baseball team. He’s now working as an electrician apprentice. Jeff Logsdon from Louisville Kentucky sings and plays rhythm guitar. Jeff works at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant and served in the United States Air Force. Tate Fugate is from Spring City, he sings and plays guitar. He loves Rhea County and loves performing for all the people here. He’s written and recorded four original albums. His musical influences are Merle Haggard, George Jones and Loretta Lynn to name a few.
These guys are some of the most talented of our large pool of local bands. They engage with the audience and draw them into the music they make. They always have a high energy show and always leave the crowd anxious for their next performance.
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Common Ground is:
Keith Fults – Vocals, Guitar
Kevin McKenzie – Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Stephanie McKenzie – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Steve Pettyjohn – Lead Guitar
David “Zero” Zehrung – Drums
Common Ground is a group of close friends that started playing music approximately 15 years ago. They are an interactive band that loves the crowd and loves crowd participation. Their sound is rich with harmonies and their song list blends classic rock and roll with good old and new country music. A night with Common Ground is a night of guaranteed fun.
Keith Fults is on guitar and vocals, Kevin McKenzie Vocals , bass and guitar. Stephanie McKenzie also on vocals, bass and guitar, Stephan Pettyjohn on lead guitar and last but not least, David “Zero” Zehrung on drums.
A show with Common Ground is no common show!