Lawn Chair Concert Series to begin

Farragut residents once again will be able to enjoy a day in the park complete with music.

The Lawn Chair Concert Series, presented by MamaJam Productions, will begin with a concert starting at 6 p.m., Friday, June 10, in Founders Park at Campbell Station off North Campbell Station Road, Farragut.

Performances by Adeem the Artist, Carolina Story and Guy Marshall will kick off the season.

“We have new artists and a few minor logistical improvements but aside from that, ‘if it's not broke, don't fix it.’” Shandy Dixon, MamaJam Productions and event organizer, said.

The event is free and open to the public. While people are welcome to bring a picnic, there will be food truck vendors from Good Golly Tamale and Holy Smokin’ BBQ Attendees will enjoy being together in a beautiful town, listening to beautiful music with family, friends and neighbors,” Dixon said.

“This creates a sense of togetherness in our community, as it also welcomes folks in from other areas of Knoxville who may not typically make their way this far west,” Dix-on said.

On average, each of the concerts has drawn about 300 attendees.

“Last season was very successful,” she said. “The positive res-ponse from the community and the artists is how we measure the success.

“Folks were asking us to do more shows and continue into fall, so we knew it was worth bringing back.

“The fact that we were able to be back this year must be credited to our sponsors though.

“We have the best sponsors. Each of them has an understanding of the ambience of this series, a willingness to allow the beauty of the park to be the star and wants to be part of something cool.”

She said the bands have also made the concerts possible.

“I guess as long as we have the community, the sponsors and the bands we will keep this show going,” Dixon said.

The event started last year when Dixon and friend, Amy Boling partnered to organize the series.

“Our time and work toward putting Lawn Chair- series together is donated,” Dixon said. “Amy and I book the bands, rent and set up the stage, design the art work, hang posters. Our husbands are kinda great, they help with the heavy stuff.”

While Dixon and her crew are working on overflow parking, she encourages residents to walk or ride their bikes to the event.