Free Concerts - Oak Ridge Civic Center Amphitheater

Join us this summer for ORNL Federal Credit Union’s free summer music series, the Summer Sessions! All concerts will be held outdoors at the pavilion in Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge, and are free to the public.

Bring your lawn chairs and your friends and family for an evening of free Americana roots music. Oak Ridge’s own Crafter’s Brew will be on-site with craft beer along with local food truck vendors.

A special thanks to WDVX for their support of this event and bringing Americana music to Oak Ridge.

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June 4 6:00-9:00 PM


Kukoly and the Gypsy Fuego

 

Kukuly and Gypsy Fuego

Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego' is a Knoxville based acoustic ensemble that plays Hot Jazz inspired by the music of legendary French Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli.

The lineup includes: Guitarist and vocalist Kukuly Uriarte; Violinist Seth Hopper; Guitarist and vocalist David Bivens; Drummer Buddy Honeycutt; soprano sax, flute and clarinet player Will Boyd and Cello player Andy Bryenton, who is also the principal cellist for Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Bio courtesy of Reverbnation.



Ridge City Ramblers

The Ridge City Ramblers  

The Ridge City Ramblers, performing bluegrass and Americana music, draws its musicians from a variety of musical styles and bands.

Band members are former Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan, Abbie Hoerner, an orchestra teacher at Robertsville Middle School, Steve Reddick on guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals, Scott Linn on mandolin and vocals, Gary Coleman on bass and vocals, and Mary Tuskan on guitar, mandolin and vocals.



July 21 6:00-9:00 PM


Red shoes and rosin

 

Red Shoes and Rosin

Red Shoes & Rosin is a folk stringband made of fiddle tunes, quaint vocal harmonies, and sometimes red shoes. Band members include Shawna Cyphers (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jessica Watson (banjo, guitar, vocals), & Meade Armstrong (fiddle, guitar, vocals)



Jay Clark

Jay Clark with Greg Horne

With a style best described as a mixture of folk and bluegrass, Jay Clark’s handcrafted lyrics run the gamut of hard living, civil disobedience, and old-time religion. Greg has been a fixture on the Knoxville songwriting and old time music scene for many years. Both have recently published CDs — Jay’s Of Mountains & Heartbreak and Greg’s Working on Engines.



August 18 6:00-9:00 PM


jim lauderdale

 

Jim Lauderdale Band

Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement.

 


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Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rising is a nationally touring band from East Tennessee comprised of Chris West, Keith Garrett (of the Boxcars), Justin Jenkins (of Grasstowne), Randall Massengill, Tim Tipton, and Brandon Bostic. BMR garnered international recognition with the release of their third album, “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day Records) that proved to be a symbolic title for the group as the album debuted at #14 on the BILLBOARD Top 50 Bluegrass Chart in 2005.



September 8 6:00-9:00 PM


shawn camp

 

 

Shawn Camp

Originally signed to Reprise Records in 1993 as a recording artist, Camp charted two singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts that year. Since then, he has found success as a songwriter, having co-written hit singles for many country music artists, including Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, and Blake Shelton, although he continues to record his own material as well.

Camp is an accomplished instrumentalist, who has accompanied luminaries including Guy Clark and John Prine, frequently backs seamless lyrics with his fiery fiddle, guitar and mandolin riffs. Shawn is also a talented producer; a skill that won him a Grammy nomination in 2013 and a Grammy win for 2014’s Best Folk Album of the Year (Guy Clark’s, My Favorite Picture Of You). Most recently, Shawn formed the band with NRBQ’s “Big Al” Anderson to make the World Famous Headliners (along with Pat McLaughlin, Greg Morrow and Michael Rhodes). Their debut album spent over 6 weeks in AMA’s top 20 and was named one of the Top 100 Americana Albums of 2012.



Lauren Mascitti

Lauren Mascitti

Lauren Mascitti is a country music singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and mandolin player from Louisville, OH. Since she started singing and recording at the age of 7, Lauren has recorded 9 CDs. Her 2010 album titled "Thought I'd Get a Love Song" was produced by Jana King Evans, Buddy Mullins, Pam Tillis, and Adam Kohout, and is composed mostly of songs she has written. Her album titled "A Gypsy Point of View" was produced by Lauren and Jana King Evans and is composed solely of original songs. Lauren's newest album "It's Never Just a Song" is also composed of all original material. All albums listed are available on iTunes, CD Baby, and other music download sites.



October 6 6:00-9:00 PM


count this penny

 

 

Count This Penny

Count This Penny is a singer-songwriter duo born in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. They've shared the stage with the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Kacey Musgraves, The Head & the Heart, Shovels & Rope, The Lone Bellow, and Sarah Jarosz. A Losing Match, the third full-length recording from Count This Penny, was released on April 6, 2018. It is the band’s first full-length effort since their 2012 release, Pitchman. The album contains 11 new compositions as well as a re-imagining of the classic “Tennessee Waltz”.



Steve Gulley

Steve Gulley And New Pinnacle

East Tennessee native Steve Gulley (Mountain Heart, Grasstowne, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver) with his bluegrass band, New Pinnacle, which includes members Bryan Turner, Gary Robinson Jr, and Matthew Cruby.