Press Release: Discovery Park of America Announces Lineup for the 2023 Free Summer Concert Series, ‘Rhythm on the Rails,’ on the new Total Tech Solutions Stage

April 6, 2023

Union City, Tennessee— Discovery Park of America has announced the lineup for the 2023 free summer concert series, “Rhythm on the Rails.” It will begin on Fri., May 5 with a celebration featuring the first performances on the new Total Tech Solutions Stage.

This is also the first festival at Discovery Park presented in part with support from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The mission of the Tennessee Arts Commission is to stimulate and encourage the presentation of the visual, literary, musical and performing arts and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee. The concert series is also sponsored by Blue Bank Resort, Volunteer Distributing, Williams Sausage and The Citizens Bank.

Two popular headlining acts, Clark Beckham and Texas Hill, will kick off the festival. Beckham, returning to Discovery Park for his fourth performance, was “American Idol” runner-up on season 14. Texas Hill is led by artists Adam Wakefield and Casey James. Wakefield was runner-up on season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice,” and James won third place on season 9 of ABC’s “American Idol.”

Discovery Park recently announced a new partnership with Total Tech Solutions that included naming rights of the museum and heritage park’s new performance venue. The Total Tech Solutions Stage is located on the south side of the park near the Train Depot.

Total Tech Solutions is a provider of burglary and fire alarms, surveillance cameras, access control and data and managed information technology. They serve commercial, educational, industrial and residential customers throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.

Another new addition to this year’s music festival will be a themed menu with different food available for purchase each night. A cash bar will also be open.

“Our festival is now in its fourth year, and it’s become a real draw for music lovers from out of town as well as locals,” said Lauren Jones, director of events at Discovery Park. “With mouth-watering food and beverage, fishing and outdoor activities, a beautiful venue and talented artists, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at ‘Rhythm on the Rails.’”

Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs and  fishing gear. The gate near the Train Depot will open at 5:30 p.m., and music will begin at 6 p.m.

Thanks to the support of our partners, admission is free.

The headliners and opening acts for the concert series are:

May 05: Clark Beckham and Texas Hill

May 12: Ghost Town Blues Band with opening act Jargon

May 19: Lenox Creek Bank with opening act Jim Bondurant

May 26: Memphis Jones with opening act Tyler Goodson

June 02: Seeing Red with opening act Tips in a Jar with John and Harrison Fry

June 9: Reverend Jessie and the Holy Smokes with opening act Tatum Shappley

June 16: Valli Kelly with The UT Martin Big Band featuring

June 23: Paula Bridges with opening act Tracy Walker

June 30: AC 43 with opening act Evie Grace

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