Music at the Marina
Come fair weather, the docks start rockin' at Laurel Marina & Yacht Club. Nearly every Saturday from June through September the shores of South Holston Lake are awash in the sounds of summer, courtesy of Laurel's seasonal outdoor events series, Music at the Marina.
For nearly 15 years, Laurel Marina has brought some of the region's biggest musical powerhouses to its unique floating stage. Provided as a service to Laurel Marina customers and guests, the concerts are also open to the public. There is no cover for music events, and the Marina's restaurant, The Harbor Grill, offers weekly food specials centered on the music. The blues? How about a rack of ribs? Beach music? Nothing will suffice but a low-country boil.
The mountains meeting the water provide natural amplification for the music, with the spirited reverberations beckoning listeners from all parts of the lake. While boats filled with listeners pull up, and tie up for the best seats in the house, others are content to enjoy the show dockside until all are compelled to get up and move, forming an impromptu dance floor on the walkways that line the marina.
The frequency of shows, the caliber of talent, and the diversity of musical genres represented in the seasonal playlist all combine to make Laurel Marina & Yacht Club the summer's hottest, on-water venue.
Both the Harbor Grill and the ship store are open extended hours during music nights.