Chattanooga’s Live Music Scene – Rock-N-Ride Benefit May 31st

Music Includes Cody McCarver, Michael Martin, And More

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - by Bob Payne
Rock-N-Ride Is May 31st
Rock-N-Ride Is May 31st

The 4th Annual Rock-N-Ride Benefit at Mystery Dog Ranch in Ringgold will feature cowboys and cowgirls, wagon rides, pony rides, adult shooting contest, trail riding, face painting, a corn hole tourney, and top-notch live music throughout the day. Gates open at 3 p.m. The Mystery Dog Ranch is located at 875 Wooten Rd., Ringgold, GA 30736.

Proceeds from the event will benefit HOZHO Therapeutic Equestrian Services for special needs children (www.hozhotherapeutic.org). Sponsors include Modern Woodmen, Coca-Cola, Greg Thomson of Thompson Promotion Agency, Ankars, and Martin Microwave. All of the artists have donated their time, energy, and talent to the cause. 

The event is taking place in a wide-open horse pasture (150+ acres) surrounded by free roaming horses.  The festival/concert will welcome you to step into a western town complete with saloon/hotel from years gone by.  The hotel’s covered front porch is set up as the stage for the entertainers

Food will include:

-  Open pit BBQ

-  Baked beans

-  hot dogs

-  home baked goodies

-  non-alcoholic beverages

The schedule is as follows:

3:00 - SILENT AUCTION BEGINS

3:00 - CORN HOLE REGISTRATION BEGINS

3:30 – 4:30: Project Illumination Band

4:00 - CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT BEGINS

4:30 – 5:00 VAULTING DEMO

5:00 – 5:30   HEADS OR TAILS/TUG OF WAR CONTEST   

5:30 – 6:30:  Wesley Crider

6:30 – 6:55 MOUNTED SHOOTING

7:00 – 7:30 CORN HOLE FINALS

7:30 – 8:00:  Tori

7:45 - HORSE ACTIVITIES END

8:00 - SILENT AUCTION CLOSES

8:00 – 8:45:  Michael Martin

8:45 - SILENT AUCTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

8:45 – CLOSE: Cody McCarver  

Bob Payne grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Baylor School. He is the Entertainment Editor for the Chattanoogan.com and assistant talent buyer for Friends Of The Festival.

Email Bob Payne at davrik2000@yahoo.com or catch him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davrik2000.

Bob Payne
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