B&W Y-12 is returning to the Secret City Festival once again as the premier festival sponsor, a press release said.
“B&W has led the way in Secret City Festival sponsorships both financially and in kind for the past eight years,” the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau said in a Wednesday press release. B&W Y-12 operates the Y-12 National Security Complex for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Chuck Spencer, B&W Y-12 president and general manager, presented a $25,000 festival sponsorship check during a May 28 meeting.
“It is a pleasure for B&W Y-12 to sponsor the festival again, and we are pleased to be a part of the community,” Spencer said.
City officials were pleased.
“It is significant that B&W has chosen to invest in our community for the eighth year in a row,” Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan said. “Their generosity helps us provide excellent family entertainment—free of charge—making the festival a true community event.”
Here is more information from the press release:
The 11th annual Secret City Festival is presented by the City of Oak Ridge, along with the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. The festival features World War II displays and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, the Living History demonstration, “A Salute to Soldiers,” and nationally known concert entertainment.
Knoxville-native rock ‘n’ roll band The Dirty Guv’nahs will bring their signature sound to the UCOR Concert Stage Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Known for their fresh, foot-stomping approach to American rock, the band’s 2012 studio album “Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies” has gained praise throughout the country, showcasing an energetic blend of rock and soul interwoven with a distinctive modern edge. The Friday Night concert, sponsored by Lamar Dunn and Associates (LDA Engineering), also features local band Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam.
Pop-Rock music icon, Rick Springfield, will close out the festival by bringing his unstoppable energy and unforgettable songs to the UCOR Concert Stage Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Rick 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,” as well as earning a 1981 Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 single hit “Jessie’s Girl.” Sponsored by CROET and Pro2Serve, the Saturday Night concert also features Casey Abrams from American Idol as the opening act.
Concert tickets may be purchased online at www.SecretCityFestival.com, in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center, or by calling the festival ticket line at (865) 482-4432.
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