Arlington brings ‘Music on the Square’ back


Sarina Patel, Journalist










          Arlington is filled with joy during the summer with the music festivals, food, and opportunity’s to spend time with your community.“It’s great seeing people from Arlington out and about, there’s so many different age groups of people and different bands performing live. Different types of food and deserts, there’s so many people there from different cities and it’s overall just really exciting. “I go every year with my family from out of state,” says local resident Amanda Miller. 

The event marked the first large-scale gathering since the loosening of COVID restrictions announced and one of the first for the town since the spring of 2020.The new amphitheater is part of the $5.6 million Forrest Street campus redevelopment project, located just east of the town’s historic Depot Square. The project, including the multi-use farmers market pavilion, was completed earlier this year.“Tonight’s definitely a success,” said Arlington Alderman Jeremy Biggs, who came to the event with his wife, Michelle.

       Many people in Arlington look forward to the annual Music on the Square.  With such great bands such as Brian Johnson opening the first concert series in 2021, 500 people packed the lawns at Arlingtons amphitheater on May 15.  “What a great place to see bands, I took my father to see a show, and he laughed so hard I almost split my pants.” says Mike Rumford, long time resident.  The crossing Amphitheater now holds Music on the square every year 3rd saturday every month at 7pm ( May- Oct). Music on the square is open to the public and free of any charge as it in sponsored by local businesses such as SY Wilson, State Farm Insurance, Brians Elder Roofing, Patriarch Bank and Pattron Banking. Music on the Square adds much value to Arlington, Tn as it brings in hundreds of people to enjoy food, live music by surrounding bands and memories that are unforgettable.