The Summer Sessions concerts start this summer with a performance by Sierra Hull in Oak Ridge on Saturday.
Hull, a native of Byrdstown, Tennessee, is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist who made her first Opry appearance at the age of 10, a press release said. Her vocal debut album, “Secrets,” was released in 2008 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Hull has received numerous International Bluegrass Music Association nominations and received the Bluegrass Star Award presented by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation in 2013, the press release said.
Opening for Hull will be The Po’ Ramblin Boys, a bluegrass band formed in the Great Smoky Mountains.
All Summer Sessions concerts are free and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the pavilion in Alvin K. Bissell Park at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge. The concerts are sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union.
“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 the performances and weather-related cancellations by following the credit union on social media 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 – Songs from the Road Band, Grassroots Gringos
- October 23 – Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and a band that will be announced in September
ORNL FCU’s Summer Sessions concert series is produced in collaboration with WDVX, a nonprofit radio station serving East Tennessee. “ORNL FCU 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.
For more information, visit https://ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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