The Rick Springfield concert at the Secret City Festival on Saturday night was the largest ever for the annual two-day festival, an organizer said.
Final numbers weren’t available Saturday night, but total ticket sales could be somewhere around 3,000, said Joye Montgomery, head of entertainment and tickets and the Secret City Festival representative for the Arts Council of Oak Ridge.
“This is the biggest concert ever,” Montgomery said.
Visitors came from as far away as Indiana and Mississippi and across the Southeast and Southwest for the high-energy, crowd-pleasing show, which included opening act Casey Abrams from “American Idol.”
“They’ve come from all over the place,” Montgomery said.
Two women, one from Florida and one from Alabama, were in line for the concert at 7:45 a.m. Saturday.
“We’ve never had people in line that early,” Montgomery said.