Bankhead House Unveils Summer Schedule

Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and come to the Amphitheater for some summer fun!

Words by Anna Lee Vaughn | Image by Al Blanton

The Bankhead House and Heritage Center is gearing up for a summer of fun with their Under the Stars series, featuring free concerts and a movie night throughout the season.

Owned and operated by the Walker Area Community Foundation, the Bankhead House and Heritage Center hosts year-round exhibits and seasonal events that are free and open to the public. Sponsors such as the Arts Alliance, Jasper Main Street, and Kevin Callahan of Honda of Jasper and Hyundai of Jasper help keep Under the Stars going to give Walker Countians something fun to do during the summer.

The summer event series begins on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. with a concert featuring the Best of the 1970s, performed by Stuart Upton, Perry Collins, Aaron Branson, Don Hecklinski, and John O’Mary.

On Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m., legendary gospel quartet The Inspirations will bring the sounds of classic Southern Gospel music to the stage.

On Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., the Disney animated classic Robin Hood will be shown. This film has deep ties to local area, with Winston County native Pat Buttram as the voice of Sheriff Nottingham and Jasper native George Lindsey as the voice of Trigger.

The series of events will wrap on Saturday, August 19, at 7 p.m., with the Black Sedan Band playing a variety of music from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, along with some current favorites. This band will surely be a hit among the both the younger and older crowds!

Mimi Hudson, Executive Director of the Bankhead House and Heritage Center, looks forward to all this summer has in store, saying, “We want everyone to join us in the amphitheater for these fabulous events. We offer these free events so people can come together and enjoy a night out!” WL

For more information on the exhibits and summer events, contact Mimi Hudson at (205) 302-0001, or visit

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