Free Summer Concert Series - Oak Ridge and Kingston

Join us for ORNL Federal Credit Union’s third year of its free summer music series, the Summer Sessions! Concerts will be held outdoors at Oak Ridge and Kingston locations:

OAK RIDGE STAGE - The Pavilion  •  Bissell Park  •  1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike


Bring your lawn chairs and your friends and family for an evening of free Americana roots music. Local vendors will be on-site with craft beer and an assortment of food trucks.

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

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May 1  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  KINGSTON STAGE

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The Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.


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Sierra Dawn Hull is an American bluegrass singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist. Hull was signed to Rounder Records at the age of 13 and released her debut vocal album, Secrets, in 2008 at the age of 16. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart

May 29  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  KINGSTON STAGE



June 20  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  OAK RIDGE STAGE



July 11  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  OAK RIDGE STAGE




July 24  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  KINGSTON STAGE



August 8  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  Oak Ridge STAGE

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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.


Songs from the Road Band

Songs From The Road Band is Asheville, NC quartet featuring Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), James Schlender (fiddle) and Charles Humphrey III (bass). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of the heaviest touring bands in the country since March 2018.

August 14  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  Kingston STAGE



September 12  •  6:00–9:00 PM  •  Oak Ridge STAGE


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

The world tends to look at accomplishments in the form of accolades and although only in his mid-30’s, 2020 GRAMMY Winner Michael Cleveland, has plenty to his credit. After picking up the fiddle at age 4, Michael’s musical momentum began to propel him forward towards early success. “When I started taking lessons at age 4,” he remembers, “I told the teacher right up front that I wanted to learn how to play bluegrass and I wanted to play ‘Orange Blossom Special.'" Reluctant as they were, his teachers quickly found reason to his rhyme, helping him progress to the point when, at age 9, Michael was invited to sit in with the legendary Bill Monroe at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival.

Soon after, he brought his virtuosic style to the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Alison Kraus, and was hand picked for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Bluegrass Youth Allstars before he was 14. His blistering prowess and technical fluency have since marked him as a sought-after musician, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Andy Statman, and The Kruger Brothers in recent years. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when Michael formed his own band Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, that he found the right vehicle for his musical vision, and he hasn’t rested since, constantly looking for new ways to push himself and his music forward.


Po Ramblin' Boys

Formed in the Smoky Mountains, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys are at once exactly what you would expect and not at all what you would expect from a tattooed East Tennessee bluegrass outfit. They take pride in being ambassadors of their genre and the group's passion for bluegrass is as clear as it is contagious