Friday Nights in the Park

The Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA) is hosting a series of free concerts in downtown Sewanee.

Kicking off the event on Friday, June 21, is The Secret Commonwealth. The Secret Commonwealth has been Middle Tennessee’s most enduringly popular Celtic band since their inception in 1993. Influenced by The Pogues, The Chieftains, and traditional Irish pub bands, The Secret Commonwealth’s music mixes original material with traditional music and many styles of American and European folk.

The rest of the lineup for Friday Nights in the Park is: VOLK on June 28; Towson Engsberg on July 12; and Jess Goggans Band on July 19.

University Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. each of these nights for the annual outdoor family event, with food and drink from local vendors available for purchase. The entertainers play from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Angel Park Pavilion.

The events are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the show in downtown Sewanee. Rain location is the American Legion Hall.

The SBA is also sponsoring a reverse raffle to benefit Sewanee Angel Park, Community Action Committee and Housing Sewanee, with a chance for participants to win up to $5,000.

Tickets for the reverse raffle are $100 each and are for sale at the following local businesses: Beauty by Tabitha, Big A Marketing, The Blue Chair, Fine Arts at the Mountain, the Lemon Fair, University Realty and Woody’s Bicycles. Tickets are also available at the Friday Nights in the Park.

During each Friday Nights in the Park, there will be a drawing for a special prize. The ticket drawn will be placed back in the pool for another chance to win. The $5,000 grand prize drawing will take place during the ninth annual AngelFest on Oct. 4. Participants do not have to be present to win.

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