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After canceling the 2020 summer concert season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 summer concert series at Crockett Park will return in June.
This year marks the 32nd annual year for the concert series and there will be some changes. Masks won’t be needed, but it’s up to an individual if they want to wear one. During the Town of Brentwood Commission briefing on Thursday, May 6, Commissioner Anne Dunn said “the community will decide for themselves if a concert is too busy and they will feel safer. by wearing a mask or even not participating. I personally believe that we are all ready to return to some normalcy after the pandemic. Other commissioners agreed, including recently re-elected mayor Rhea Little, who said: “I want the concerts to continue. Even for July 4the concert that can sometimes see nearly ten thousand spectators, I feel people will stay in their own groups of friends to be safe in this new post-Covid climate. Mayor Little reiterated that he was “delighted to hear live music from the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater again!” Commissioner Mark Gorman has also expressed the wish that other events in the city return.
For the first time in 31 years, the city’s July 4th event will have a different group on stage. Tim Akers and the smokers section will move in for the Kadillacs who will perform at the Brentwood Independence Day celebration at Crockett Park every year since 1987. The Kadillacs have announced that the 2019 show will be their last. Tim Akers and his band made their Brentwood debut at BrentFest in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation as a town. Akers, whose nickname is the “Grand Master of Funk” and his group rocked the amphitheater. His work as a studio player has earned him recordings for Kid Rock, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (including the Platinum record “Motown”), Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Megadeth, Michael Bolton, Rascal Flatts, SHeDAISY, Jewel , LeAnn Rimes, Trace Adkins, Glen Campbell, Barry Manilow and Joss Stone to name a few. The group is made up of over fifteen musicians and it is hard not to get up and dance during their lively performance.
The Bicho Brothers are back and will begin the season on Sunday June 6, 2021. This act last performed at Crockett Park in 2012. The band are a group of music veterans who share a passion and desire to create great music and move an audience. They mix classic rock with a Latin percussion flavor to find the right match with audiences all over the world. The evening will feature rock standard bearers such as the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Santana, Tom Petty and ZZ Top.
Band Six Wire will take the stage on June 20. They first performed in Brentwood in 2019 but were already familiar to fans in the area. That same year they entered the NFL Draft in Nashville singing “Don’t Stop Believing” and over the years they have performed with country legends like Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Alabama, Phil Vasser and Brooks and Dunn. They also appeared on the hit ABC TV show Nashville as a backup group for main character Rayna James. After having rained in 2018, Rubik’s Groove, the dance party “Out of the Box” Live 80s & 90s, will give the last concert of the season on July 25th. The band are a crowd favorite and will surely continue to keep the party going. this summer.
The 2021 group range includes:
- June 6 Bicho Brothers
- June 20 Six Wire
- Red, White and Boom Celebration of July 4th with Tim Akers and the Smokers Section
- *** Concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
- July 25 Rubik’s Groove
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All summer concerts will start an hour earlier at 6 p.m. this year and end at 8 p.m., allowing younger families to attend with young children. The schedule change also helps accommodate small park staff who work overtime to pick up trash and manage crowds at concerts in addition to their weekly duties. The 4th of Julye The band will start at 7:00 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m. and a post-show concert right after. Food trucks will be used at all concerts one hour before the start of the concert. For a full list of reserved food trucks, please visit www.brentwoodtn.gov/summerconcerts
There is a special Brentwood-based group opening for Six Wire on June 20. The group known as “Sales Tax” won the group competition at the Yule Ball event at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library which took place on February 1, 2020. The top prize won them the pre-opening act at Crockett Park last year. When concerts were canceled due to Covid, they were disappointed, but happy to have their picture taken on stage this year. The band are young, full of energy and are sure to be seen playing concerts around town in the future. Band members include Riley Trauscht (saxophone), Tyler Bullock (keys), Sam Dixon (guitar), Andrew Byers (bass / vocals) and Jake Rosen (drums). Riley, Sam and Andrew attended Brentwood High School and are now in college while Tyler and Jake recently graduated. Most of them are aspiring musicians from a family filled with musicians. Most of the musicians in the group want to pursue music while Sam studies mechanical engineering.
Please be sure to follow the City of Brentwood social media pages for updates on schedules or reschedules if necessary. We would also like to thank the title sponsor, the Tractor Supply Company, and several other sponsors who made the 2021 concert series possible!