The Secret City Festival features free concerts and other activities at Alvin K. Bissell Park this weekend. Organizers have posted an entertainment schedule for both days, which is printed below.
Organizers said parking is available at the west end of the park (enter via Badger Road), Oak Ridge High School, First Methodist Church, and various paid lots around town. Accessible parking is available at the Oak Ridge Public Library.
The TN Creates Juried Art Show begins at 10 a.m. daily in the Shep Lauter Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center, and all other festival activities begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, organizers said. Admission is free.
There are free water stations throughout the park and water and other drinks are available for purchase via vendors, organizers said. There are food vendors at the festival, and “we have plenty of cold beer and moonshine cocktails ready to go,” organizers said.
Other activities include a petting zoo, wildlife encounter, Home Depot area, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Traveling Science Fair, according to an event map, which is included below.
Here’s the entertainment schedule for Friday and Saturday:
Friday, June 9—Main Stage
- 2 p.m.—J-25 Jazz Quartet
- 3:15 p.m.—Teen Spirit: Epic ’90s Experience
- 4:45 p.m.—hudson k
- 6:15 p.m.—Cereus Bright
- 8 p.m.—The Black Lillies
Friday, June 9—Children’s Stage at Pavilion
- 2 p.m.—Shana Banana
- 3 p.m.—Michael Messing Magic
- 4 p.m.—The Cattywampus Puppet Council
- 4:45 p.m.—Shana Banana
- 5:45 p.m.—Michael Messing Magic
- 6:45 p.m.—The Cattywampus Puppet Council
- 7:30 p.m.—Dave Eggar with HOLLERJAKE, martial artists & Chinese lion dancer
Saturday, June 10—Main Stage
- 10:15 a.m.—Diedre Ford & The Deltas
- 12 p.m.—Natti Love Joys
- 1 p.m.—Dave Eggar
- 2:30 p.m.—The Accidentals
- 4:15 p.m.—Nora Jane Struthers
- 6 p.m.—Electric Darling
- 8 p.m.—Dr. Dog
Saturday, June 10—Children’s Stage at Pavilion
- 10 a.m.—Shana Banana
- 11:30 a.m.—Michael Messing Magic
- 12:30 p.m.—Shana Banana
- 2 p.m.—Michael Messing Magic
- 3 p.m.—Shana Banana
- 4:30 p.m.—The Cattywampus Puppet Council
- 5:30 p.m.—Shana Banana
- 6:30 p.m.—Sprout host Tim Kubart
Alvin K. Bissell Park is at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike in central Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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