Visitors to the Secret City Festival can expect tighter security measures and maybe a few delays when entering the concerts this year, all in the name of safety, organizers said.
No backpacks or coolers will be allowed into the concert site, and all bags will be subject to search, organizers said in a press release. This includes bags used to store chairs. Visitors should expect delays if carrying in anything that needs to be searched.
Organizers suggest festival attendees only bring their concert tickets, money for food, an ID to buy or consume beer, and a chair for the concerts. Once inside the concert site, festival seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The concert site opens at 5:30 p.m.
Attendees should also be aware that there is no parking onsite at the festival. Visitors can park at the Oak Ridge City Center and take a free shuttle over to the festival grounds. For a map of available parking near the Secret City Festival, visit www.secretcityfestival.com/festival-411/parking/.
The Marshall Tucker Band will perform Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. The Friday night concert, sponsored by LDA Engineering and 96.7 Merle FM, also features Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution as the opening act.
The City of Oak Ridge, Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX, and UCOR are proud to present legendary rock band Three Dog Night as the headline entertainment on Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Legacy will perform as the opening act.
Consolidated Nuclear Security and the City of Oak Ridge serve as the premier sponsors for the 13th annual Secret City Festival, the press release said. The event 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 World War II re-enactments and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, exhibits on the History of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, and nationally known concert entertainment.
Tickets for the festival concerts are available until May 31 at the early bird price of $17 each and may be purchased online at www.secretcityfestival.com, by phone at (865) 230-2956, or in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
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