Mystic Rhythm Tribe to play Saturday at The Cove

Jay FitzFarragut, Our Town Outdoors

The Second Saturday Concert Series kicks off this Saturday with Mystic Rhythm Tribe playing at The Cove at Concord Park. Mayor Glenn Jacobs also is expected to visit a few hours before the show begins to hand out cupcakes in celebration of the county’s 230th birthday. The mayor will arrive around 5:40 p.m. to greet folks at The Cove.


Mystic Rhythm Tribe bills itself as: “Blues, Funk, Rock Good Times!” The Knoxville-based band says its members share a common culture (music and energy) and dialect (swampy funk and modern blues to rock and beyond). The band embraces all styles of music – although firmly rooted in the blues – and does its best to incorporate those styles to serve the songs. You can find more about the band here.

The free concerts are held from 6-8 p.m. June through August on the second Saturday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food. However, no alcohol is allowed.

The dates and bands for summer 2022 at The Cove are:

  • July 9: Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats
  • August 13: Rockinfellerz

The Cove, located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive, is the county’s most visited park. It features several summertime amenities, including a beach, playground, sand volleyball court, walking trail, and fishing areas. River Sports also rents canoes and kayaks.

If any concert must be canceled because of the weather, the county will post a notification to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and Twitter page.

McFee Park Phase 3 Grand Opening on June 11

Farragut residents will celebrate the opening of Phase 3 improvements to McFee Park with a party that includes food, music, games, a ribbon cutting and special events for furry friends. Festivities are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Guests are encouraged to park at the lower parking lot (near the fields) and walk to the new pavilion on the Great Lawn. McFee Park Phase 3 improvements also include lighted tennis/pickleball courts, a basketball court, a special event pavilion and extended lighted walk trails.

Dog owners are encouraged to bring their best friends to the event for special treats and activities, including a doggy “flash mob” that will be used in a social media campaign to win $25,000 for a dog park at McFee Park. Through Dog Park Dash (dogparkdash.com), the Boyd Foundation is giving away grants to communities that demonstrate their desire for a dog park through social media. To get involved, follow town of Farragut on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Share pics of your favorite pooch with the hashtag #DogParkDash2022 and mention Farragut.

A complete list of Grand Opening activities is available here. For more information, call 865-218-3376.

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