Sullivan Band kicks off summer nights on June 7

The Sullivan Band

The Sullivan Band

The Sullivan Band kicks off the 2024 Nokian Tires Summer Nights concerts on Friday, June 7 at the Rhea County Courthouse.

The band consists of members from Dayton, Spring City and Chattanooga, and the band plays primarily in Southeast Tennessee.

The band consists of Matt Sullivan, vocals and lead guitar, Jeremiah Sullivan, vocals and bass guitar, Bobby Sullivan, vocals and keyboards, Gary Shelton, rhythm guitar and Chris Gordon on drums. The group combines the broad influences of classic rock, Southern rock, rockabilly, country, Motown and blues into their own special sound.

“We had a great turnout last year,” Jeremiah said. “We were really surprised. I hope as many of our fans will come out to see us next Friday, and I hope we made some new fans last year.”

The band’s favorite covers include Merle Haggard’s ‘Working Man’s Blues’, Marvin Gay’s ‘Let’s Get It On’, Bad Company and ZZ Top’s ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love’, and of course ‘Sharp Dressed Man’. .”

“The Sullivans always put on a great show and provide a great evening of great music for the whole family,” said Rick Dye, president of the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome this great local group back to open this summer’s schedule, and I would love to see their fans fill the courtyard.”

The music starts at 7 p.m., but food and drink vendors arrive earlier. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music under the shade trees on the courthouse lawn in downtown Dayton.

Nokian Tires is sponsoring the event as part of its commitment to serve the community where it operates an award-winning manufacturing plant, producing all-season and all-weather tires for the North American tire market. It won the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association’s Company of the Year award in 2021, and was the first Rhea County company to receive the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for its environmental efforts. Nokian Tires recycles or reuses all production waste generated in the factory.

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