The Second Saturday Concert Series kicks off this Saturday with Mystic Rhythm Tribe playing at the Cove and Crawdaddy Jones taking the stage at Clayton Park.


The free concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. June through August on the second Saturday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, and food. However, no alcohol is allowed.


The remaining dates and bands for summer 2021 are:


  • July 10: Wild Blue Yonder (Cove) and Jay Dee (Clayton Park)
  • August 14: Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats (Cove) and Davis Mitchell (Clayton Park)

Mystic Rhythm Tribe bills itself as: “Blues, Funk, Rock Good Times!” The Knoxville-based band says its members share a common culture (music and energy) and dialect (swampy funk and modern blues to rock and beyond). The band embraces all styles of music – although firmly rooted in the blues – and does its best to incorporate those styles to serve the songs. You can find more about the band here and here.


Crawdadaddy Jones has been a mainstay in the Second Saturday Concert Series. The Knoxville-based band is an “original blues rockin’ duo” that features Stevie Jones on guitar and Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley on harmonica and vocals.


You can find more about the band here.


The Cove, located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive, is the county’s most visited park. It features several summertime amenities, including a beach, playground, sand volleyball court, walking trail, and fishing areas. River Sports also rents canoes and kayaks. Clayton Park, located at 7347 Norris Freeway, includes a pavilion, grills, walking trail, and playground.


If any concert must be canceled because of the weather, the county will post a notification to the Parks and Rec Facebook page and the Park’s Twitter page.