ORNL FCU Announces 2022 Summer Sessions Lineup

Oak Ridge, TN. — ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) is excited to announce the lineup of its annual Summer Sessions concert series. In 2020, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned to Oak Ridge in 2021, setting record attendance levels. 

The 2022 free concert series will again feature bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region. Summer Sessions is open to the public and will kick off in June and continue through September. Concerts will be held at the pavilion in Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

2022 Summer Sessions Lineup 

  • June 18: Hogslop String Band featuring Bill and the Belles
  • July 16: Jim Lauderdale featuring The Alex Leach Band 
  • August 20: Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway featuring Barnstar! 
  • September 17: Songs from the Road Band and Henhouse Prowlers 

This year, ORNL FCU will be adding a new location and additional concert date. To be held at The Amphitheater at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston on July 2, the Summer Sessions concert will feature Dan Tyminski and the opening act will be Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters. The Kingston venue is located at 1225 S. Kentucky Street. All concerts in Oak Ridge and Kingston are FREE to the public and will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and join their friends and family for an evening of free Americana roots music. Local food truck vendors will also be on-site serving delicious treats and drinks. Stay informed about performances and weather-related cancellations by following us on our Facebook page or visiting ornlfcu.com/summer-sessions.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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