River City Sessions Hosts Live Concert At Lula Lake Land Trust June 10

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

River City Sessions will be hosting a fundraiser benefiting Lula Lake Land Trust on Friday, June 10, at the land trust’s core property.  River City Sessions is a monthly program at The Camp House featuring local and regional musical acts along with southern storytelling.   

“We’re really excited about performing at sunset on such a beautiful property,” said Michael Gray, director and facilitator of River City Sessions.  “Lula Lake has such a unique story to tell and it will be the perfect backdrop to share our southern culture.”  

Performances will feature Brian Haynes of the Chattanooga Folk School, Rising Fawn Social Club, and an excerpt from local playwright Peggy Douglas’s “A Visit with Mother Maybelle“, a celebration of the life of Maybelle Carter.  

“We’re grateful that River City Sessions has decided to partner with us,” said Michael Pollock, executive director of Lula Lake Land Trust.  “We really appreciate the proceeds from the benefit, but we’re also really looking forward to hosting friends on a Friday night with excellent entertainment.   

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per person and proceeds benefit the Lula Lake Land Trust.  Food and beverages will be available on site for additional purchase.  The concert will be recorded live and will air the following Sunday on WUTC 88.1 FM.




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