FREE Summer Concert Series


Cumberland County Playhouse has announced the artists who will be featured in their 2020 series of free summer concerts in the Outdoor Theater! “I think this promises to be one of our strongest summer concert series yet,” said Concert Producer Sandra “Sam” Hahn, “As it features some of the most popular musical artists in the region.”

On Sunday,  July 5 at 6:00PM,  jazz vocalist Kelle Jolly, "The Tennessee Ukulele Lady" and  multi-wind instrumentalist Will Boyd return to the Playhouse for a concert of fun island sounds from around the globe. Kelle and Will are a musical couple who have used jazz to share their stories of life and love. Whether performing as a duo or leading a quintet, they show an appreciation for the legacy of jazz and enthusiasm for its future expressions. They have served as ambassadors of jazz, traveling to Muroran, Japan as Knoxville's Sister City representative at various jazz festivals and events.

On Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 PM, local musicians Earl Patton, Joe Wyatt, and Chet Hayes take to the Outdoor Stage for an evening of rock classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s,

One of the most popular musical acts in the Upper Cumberlands - Daytripper - will appear at the Playhouse for the first time on Sunday, August 2 at 6:00 PM. This duo, consisting of Justin Cecil and Cole Kemmer, have been performing and writing music together for nearly 10 years. Focusing on acoustic instruments, their alt-rock style incorporates instruments normally heard in bluegrass music, such as mandolin, banjo and upright bass along with exciting contemporary  rock selections.

Rounding out the series on Sunday, September 6 at 6:00 PM, is a relative newcomer to the Tennessee music scene, but one who’s already making quite a name for himself, Nehemiah Horst. This young Singer/Songwriter produces his own music, a unique mix of acoustic, electronic, and dance. His first EP, “We Make Our Family Awesome Or Not,” was recently released on all major streaming services.

The 2020 Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Dublin’s Crossing Irish Pub.

All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Playhouse media sponsor The Crossville Chronicle, and Playhouse Season Partners Plateau Pediatrics and Tim and Susan Tewalt.