Oak Ridge Hosts Secret City Festival June 7-8

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 4, 2019) – The City of Oak Ridge is once again host to the Secret City Festival, presented by Celebrate Oak Ridge. The two-day event is held every year in A.K. Bissell Park, featuring live music, food, history, science, and much more. The 2019 festival is being held from 10 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8.

The band Loverboy is headlining on Friday night with musical guest Jeanine Fuller. Saturday’s concert will feature .38 Special and a performance by Emily Ann Roberts. Gates open at 6 p.m. The shows are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

Concert tickets are $25 per person per show or $45 per person for both shows (plus any applicable online processing fees). Tickets are still available for purchase on the Secret City Festival website at https://www.secretcityfestival.com/.

Children’s attractions will be set up throughout the park on both days, including Little Ponderosa Petting Zoo, the Home Depot craft table, bungee trampoline, surf simulator, laser tag, video game truck, water slides, and inflatables. An obstacle course, bungee run, and other activities will be available for teens. There are no admission fees for these events.

Events scheduled for mornings and afternoons include various children’s entertainers, the Secret City Ice Cream Eating Contest (Friday), live musicians, and comedy improv shows. Be sure to check the pavilion stage schedule to see the full list of performances and activities.

Free parking is available near the American Museum of Science and Energy in Main Street Oak Ridge (along Wilson Street, East Main Street and Main Street West). Shuttles will run on a regular basis between the parking area and the festival. Accessible parking is available at the Oak Ridge Civic Center.

Premium festival parking is also available for a fee in the Oak Ridge High School lot. Proceeds will benefit ORHS Student Council and the Navy Junior ROTC program.

For questions about the Secret City Festival or additional information on events, please visit the FAQ section of https://www.secretcityfestival.com/.

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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