Oak Ridge, Tenn. (April 16, 2012) - Secret City Festival organizers are gearing up for the 10th annual community celebration June 15-16 with the announcement of the headline entertainment.
Southern rockers, 38 Special, will bring their signature rock sound to the UCOR Stage Saturday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Mic Harrison and the High Score will serve as the opening act. 38 Special will perform hits from three decades of music and entertain fans with crowd favorites such as "Hold On Loosely," "Caught Up in You," "Rockin' Into the Night," and many others. Current members and founders of the band, Don Barnes and Donnie Van Zant, formed 38 Special in 1974.
The band first found success in 1981 with the breakthrough hit, "Hold On Loosely". Two of the band's other songs, "Caught Up in You" and "If I'd Been the One", both hit number one on the Billboard magazine Album Rock Tracks chart. "Second Chance" was also a number one hit on Billboard's adult contemporary chart. 38 Special has released more than 15 albums and has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, REO Speedwagon and Styx.
According to Joye Montgomery, director of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge and a member of the festival's executive committee, ticket-holders can expect an exciting show featuring the talent of legendary guitarists. "We expect to draw a great crowd and think this concert will be one of our most popular events," said Montgomery. "We're looking forward to making this 10th year our best yet and we feel like this lineup is a great choice."
Tickets for the festival concerts are $20.00 each and go on sale May 7. Early bird tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $15 each from May 7 thru June 4. Tickets may be purchased online at www.secretcityfestival.com
, by phone at 865-482-4432 or in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Secret City Festival t-shirts may also be purchased to commemorate the event's 10th anniversary.
The Secret City Festival is presented by the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge. The festival will feature tours of the Manhattan Project sites, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children's area, arts and crafts vendors and much more. Other activities include a BMX expedition, a car "cruise-in", zip lines and the return of the popular tennis tournament.
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