The Commons Stage at Founders Hall, the newest of the three venues at Collegedale’s annual July 3 Freedom Celebration, will light up at 6 p.m. with Lou Wamp and Von Wamp’s All Star Lineup. The Von Wamps are Lou and Lynn Wamp whose talents and artistry include classical, jazz, swing and blues to bluegrass. Lynn also plays double bass with ETSO (East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra). ETSO, featuring Pops Conductor Joel Denton, will perform on The Commons Stage beginning at 8 p.m.
Matt Downer – Old Time Traveler, will open at Veterans Memorial Park stage at 6 p.m. Matt performs local and regional songs and tunes on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. A performance by Matt is a trip back in time to the “good old days” of early American music. The Cedar Ridge Band takes over the stage at 8 p.m. with their traditional and progressive bluegrass music, rounded out by folk and country music with a strong bluegrass flavor.
The third venue, Imagination Station Kid’s Stage, will host interactive stories, songs, and organized movement with Jennifer Daniels at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Imagination Station is the site for a kid’s bounce house sponsored by TKDo Martial Arts, who will be providing demonstrations beginning at 7 p.m. and going throughout the evening. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, volunteers will be on hand at Imagination Station Pavilion teaching the craft of paper marbling beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be free play at Collegedale’s award-winning playground.
This free, family-friendly event with three venues of music, numerous food trucks, the Collegedale Market, and a host of vendors along Apison Pike, will conclude with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays lighting up the sky at 9:45 p.m. For more information, contact Collegedale City Hall at 396-3135.