HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Arts Huntsville is giving residents a new reason to get out of the house.
A new summer music series designed to enliven downtown streets as patrons return to area restaurants and businesses while social distancing begins May 15. Arts Huntsville Summer Street Jams begin Friday and are currently scheduled through July 3. Each weekend will include local musicians performing at outdoor locations.
“Huntsville summers are typically filled with great performances by local musicians and area artists,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “Arts Huntsville Summer Street Jams bring live music back to downtown in a safe, socially-distanced format. This series is a way to get outside and support both our local music scene and local businesses.”
“We have a diverse lineup of performances each weekend, and we encourage the community to support the musician’s physical and virtual tip jars, “ said Allison Dillon-Jauken, Arts Huntsville Executive Director. “Our local musicians, artists and arts organizations – like so many local businesses – have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The Summer Street Jams series is a way for local musicians to resume live performances and generate income again.”