Tune In To The Sweet Sounds Of Summer At Rock City

Friday, May 20, 2016 - by Meagan Jolley
Matt Downer of Old Time Traveler
Matt Downer of Old Time Traveler

Rock City has perfect timing for Memorial Day with its live music scene at Summer Music Weekends running May 27-Sept. 5. Every Friday-Sunday, holiday and July 4th week from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy entertaining performances by the Old Time Traveler, Highbeams, AM Radio, Ben Durham and NBC’s The Voice finalist Amber Carrington. Experience the popular Birds of Prey Shows, delicious southern food and volumes of fun high atop Lookout Mountain. 

Hear about the history of old-time music with Matt Downer, the Old Time Traveler, at the new artist exhibit next to Fairyland Caverns. Step back into nostalgic Americana and meet characters from the thirties, highlighting the decade Rock City opened to the public. Indulge in some fresh-squeezed lemonade and grilled corn on the cob, while enjoying summertime activities like making “Aunt Frieda’s fire fly jars.”

WSRC Radio broadcasts live throughout the park as Rock City’s very own radio station conducts special appearances from regional artists, the all American music lovers, visitors and children! Guests can also walk the footsteps of Frieda Utermoehlen Carter, seeing Rock City Gardens through the founder’s eyes. Tours are on a first come, first served basis at 9 a.m.3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily.

Raptor shows with Wings to Soar return at 11 a.m.1 p.m.3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for an uplifting and interactive presentation showcasing various rescued birds of prey in action. Café 7 is also open seven days a week, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. beginning Memorial Day weekend, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Taste delicious food with a modern twist like a catfish po’ boy, fried green tomato BLT or a southern salad. Go to seerockcity.com/cafe-7 for the seasonal menu. 

Rock City is continuing its conservation partnership with Lula Lake Land Trust (lulalake.org) for this event and is committed to co-advocacy efforts with local community organizations. Log onto seerockcity.com/summermusic for more details and the additional performance lineup during the week of July 4th.

Amber Carrington
Amber Carrington


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