The Summer Sessions concert series produced by ORNL Federal Credit Union will return this summer after being canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The free concert series will kick off in July and continue through October, a press release said. It will feature bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region.
The first show will be held on Saturday, July 17, and it will feature Sierra Hull and Justin Moses. Hull, a native of Byrdstown, Tennessee, is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who made her Opry debut at the age of 10, the press release said. Hull is married to and currently tours with Moses, a former member of Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder. Opening for Hull and Moses will be The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, a bluegrass band formed in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The concerts are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the pavilion in Alvin K. Bissell Park at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
“The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and join their friends and family for an evening of free Americana roots music,” the press release said. “Local food truck vendors will also be on-site serving delicious treats and drinks.”
You can stay informed about performances and weather-related cancellations by following ORNL Federal Credit Union on its Facebook page or by visiting ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions.
Future concerts will be held on the following dates:
- August 21—Rodney Crowell, The Alex Leach Band
- September 18—The Songs from the Road Band, Grassroots Gringos
- October 23—Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and a band that will be announced in September
ORNL Federal Credit Union’s Summer Sessions concert series is produced in collaboration with WDVX, a nonprofit radio station serving East Tennessee. ORNL Federal Credit Union has been a long-time sponsor of the listener-supported radio station and is proud to partner with WDVX to bring bluegrass and Americana programming to the community, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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