Rockin’ The Ramp

The City of Rockwood has announced there will be a Labor Day Celebration on the city’s lakefront property on Sunday, September 4, 2022, beginning at 1p.m. The annual event will be known as Rockin’ the Ramp, referring to the Dr. Tom Fuller Boat Ramp.  The event is planned to be annual and set to be on Sunday prior to Labor Day each time.

This year’s inaugural festivities will include food trucks, vendors of all types, a kid’s play zone, all kinds of games and entertainment, and live music beginning at 1 p.m.  WECO FM 101.3 will have a live remote beginning at 1 p.m. Live Music begins at 2 p.m. Performers so far include Soloist Dudley Evans and Ben Briley. Fairview Union will be the final act beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to view these acts on You Tube or Facebook!!  A fireworks display will follow as soon as it is dark.  The estimated time is 8:30 p.m. This event is the only one on this day in our area and is expected to have a large turnout!

Potential sponsors, musicians, vendors, and other interested parties need to email your questions or requests to [email protected] or call Rockwood City Hall at 865-354-0611 for more information.  Please follow Rockintheramp on Facebook and check the city’s website www.cityofrockwood.com for up-to-date details.

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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