2023 Coffeehouse Concert Lineup

The 2023 HTMA/Burritt Cabaret Concert Series will be an outdoor event at Burritt on the Mountain. Food and cocktails (Burritt) Coffee (HTMA) will be sold at the event. If it rains, the show will be moved to the Bendickson Family Pavilion. All tickets sold in advance online at Burritt On The Mountain.

Tuesday, JANUARY 24TH, 2023 - 7:00 PM - Burritt on the Mountain

Featured Performance: Shane Adkins

Shane was recently inducted into the 2022 National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame.  He was inspired by Mose Rager, a thumbpicking pioneer who also influenced Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. He promotes thumb and fingerstyle guitar because he believes it is an American musical art form that should be preserved and shared. Shane writes historical songs that tell intriguing stories, funny songs full of laughs, and touching songs that tug at the heart strings.

In January 2002, he performed "Beans and Taters" on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. In 2003, Shane won the International "Home of the Legends" Thumbpicking Contest in Muhlenberg County, KY and in September 2005, he won the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Winfield, KS. Shane has completed five albums. Visit Shane's website at https://shaneadkins.com/

Tickets: $10 in Advance / $15 at door / Children are free

HTMA Member Opener:
Chase Creek Strings – Jack Ellis on guitar and vocals, Sue Huffman on autoharp and vocals, Bill Cassels on fiddle, and Stephanie Clark on fiddle and vocals.  Longtime HTMA members, each of them has performed locally and regionally in numerous bands, bringing a mix of American folk music from the 19th and 20thcenturies, traditional songs of Appalachia, Irish ballads, and old-time gospel.

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2023 - 7:00 PM - Burritt on the Mountain

Featured Performance: The Grasstronaughts

The Grasstronaughts is a progressive bluegrass band formed of local Huntsvillians. The Grasstronaughts play traditional bluegrass tunes but they also play an extensive list of more modern songs not thought of as bluegrass. The group takes a wide range of Americana, Rock and Folk Rock and converts it with conventional bluegrass instruments for a very different bluegrass sound. Some examples of artists covered are The Beatles, Coldplay, The Civil Wars, Jason Isbell, Steely Dan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the Punch Brothers. James Parker on guitar is the lead singer, Huntsville bass icon Nick Walker on bass, Ben Davis of Tangled Strings Studios on Mandolin and vocals, Russ Holder on Dobro and Vocals and Phil Riddick on Banjo.

Tickets: $10 in Advance / $15 at door / Children are free

HTMA Member Opener:

Karen Newsum is a singer/songwriter who enjoys writing songs from her life experiences as well as whimsical songs for children. Young or old, her audiences delight in her original lyrics and music.

Acoustic Performances by HTMA Members in the Old Country Church

Become a member of HTMA, see what our members are doing and get free admission to Burritt Sunday, October 9th.

Use the password "HTMA Member" and enjoy a fun family day at the museum.


HTMA members playing in Old Church 1:30-4pm.

Music Line up

Randolph Ave Motleys: Phil Searcy, Mike Perry, Larry Halterman, Lawana Beard & Eric Bram

Chase Creek Strings: Jack Ellis, Sue Huffman, Bill Cassels & Karen Newsum

Shane Adkins kicks off the 2023 HTMA/Burritt Concert Series as the featured performer on January 24th, 2023.

The Grasstronaughts will be the featured artist at the Burritt Concert Series on February 28th, 2023.

Curtis & Loretta performed at the HTMA/Burritt Concert Series on September 20, 2022.

Milltowne was the featured performer at the HTMA/Burritt Concert Series on August 23, 2022.

Regency Village Retirement Home featuring Jim England, Barney Harding, Al Yancey

Photos from the SEPTEMBER 2018


Photos from the AUGUST 2017


Karen Newsum, performing original songs, with Chris Kidd and Dan Charles

Photos from APRIL 2017 COFFEEHOUSE:

Opening was Jack Ellis w/ Dan Charles accompanying on fiddle

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