Bluegrass band The SteelDrivers will perform at a free concert in Oak Ridge on Saturday.
This is the last concert of the Summer Sessions for 2021, and the show is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, in the pavilion at Alvin K. Bissell Park.
The opening group will be Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper.
The concert series is sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union.
The SteelDrivers are based in Nashville and known for their dynamic line-up and eclectic shows, according to a press release. Current band members include Tammy Rogers on violin, Mike Fleming on bass, Kelvin Damrell on guitar and vocals, Brent Truitt on mandolin and Richard Bailey on banjo.
The SteelDrivers were formed in 2008 with band member Chris Stapleton as the lead singer, according to the press release. When Stapleton left the group and questions arose as to how the group would continue, the old and new members forged their own path to success, the statement said.
The SteelDrivers won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for the 2015 release of “The Muscle Shoals Recordings”.
All summer session concerts are free to the public and take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the park at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
“The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and join friends and family for an evening of free American roots music,” the press release said. âLocal food truck vendors will be on hand to serve delicious treats and drinks. Stay informed of weather-related performances and cancellations by following us on our Facebook page or by visiting ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions. “
ORNL FCU’s Summer Sessions concert series is produced in conjunction with WDVX, a non-profit radio station serving eastern Tennessee.
âORNL FCU is 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,â the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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