Rick Springfield, the pop rock singer-songwriter and musician who won a 1981 Grammy for “Jessie’s Girl,” will headline the Saturday night concert at this year’s Secret City Festival, organizers said Thursday.
Springfield has sold 25 million albums worldwide, including 17 Top 40 hits, such as “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch,” a press release said. “Jessie’s Girl” was a No. 1 hit, and the song earned Springfield a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal.
The Friday night concert at the June 21-22 Secret City Festival features Knoxville-native rock ‘n’ roll band The Dirty Guv’nahs.
“The swell of grassroots momentum for this six-piece rock ‘n’ roll collective is undeniable,” a press release said. “‘The Guvs’ have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW.”
The Friday night show at the Concert Main Stage starts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam will opening the concert. The show on Saturday, June 22, also starts at 7 p.m.
Concert tickets go on sale May 6 at the Early Bird price of $17. The Early Bird price will end June 10, when all tickets will be $20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.secretcityfestival.com, by phone at (865) 482-4432, or in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The 11th annual Secret City Festival is presented by the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. The festival features W0rld War II displays and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, nationally known concert entertainment, and the Living History demonstration, “Life on the Front Lines of WWII, A Soldier’s Life.”
Visit www.secretcityfestival.com for more information about the festival, event details, and the latest news updates. You can also check out the Secret City Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SecretCityFestival.
For more information about Rick Springfield, please visit www.rickspringfield.com.
More information will be added as it becomes available.