CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Jammin’ in the Alley, a free concert series on Strawberry Alley in the heart of downtown Clarksville, returns for another year of concerts and family fun.
The first concert will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 1 with a performance by Nightmasters, a popular local blues-rock band.
Covering the spectrum of the blues from traditional to progressive along with Southern rock, funk, pop and a dab of country, Nightmasters is a Clarksville-based brotherhood of seasoned, multi-talented performers. The Nightmasters are Ken Jolly and Sam Haines on guitars and vocals; Isaac Frost, bass and vocals; Jon Hassell, keyboards, harmonica and vocals; Tim Seay, drums and vocals; and Henry Rives on saxophone
Jammin' in the Alley, a longstanding summer concert series designed for all ages, showcases the best of Clarksville's vibrant, homegrown musical talent. The series will continue July 6 with the Joel Brown Band and finish Aug. 3 with a performance by The Beagles.
“This is a seasonal event created to promote Downtown and show where Clarksville started and how it is growing today,” John Shepherd, Jammin’ organizer, said. “Businesses will be open, restaurants will offer outdoor dining so concert-goers can enjoy the music with their meals. Jammin’ in the Alley is a great opportunity to see everything Downtown Clarksville has to offer.”
Each year, Jammin in the Alley donates proceeds from the events to nonprofit charities. The 2018 proceeds will be donated to Keely’s Friends Dog Rescue, a nonprofit that has rescued more than 650 dogs throughout Tennessee and the southeast region.
“Every year the event grows,” Shepherd said. “This year will be just as enjoyable with some really great local bands.”
Jammin’ in the Alley sponsors Empire Realty, Budweiser of Clarksville and Appleton Harley Davidson contribute their support, along with the City of Clarksville, to make these free outdoor concerts possible.
Photo by Katrina Pryor Photography