OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The sixth Oak Ridge Rock to Bach Music Festival, presented by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, will showcase talented local musicians 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
A feast for music lovers, Rock to Bach will feature 19 live performances. The performers include bands with singers like Ridge City Ramblers and Mt. LeConte Jug Band, string quartets, a flute choir, a jazz band and two klezmer bands.
Solo artists are Allen McBride on the hammer dulcimer and vocalist Kelle Jolley, one of East Tennessee’s most celebrated jazz musicians. She is the host of Knoxville’s radio show on WUOT 91.9FM, Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly, an hour-long show 8 p.m. Fridays that celebrates great local, national and international singers of jazz.
In addition, the Rock to Bach festival will have food and drinks for purchase, including sandwiches at lunch and a buffet dinner by Birdwell Catering, Inc. You can make reservations for the $50 dinner by calling 865-483-5569 by Feb. 8. A silent auction will also take place.
The after-dinner music will be provided by a cello ensemble from Tennessee Tech led by Dan Allcott, conductor of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and a cello player and teacher.
During the festival guests can come and go as they please or stay all day. Advance tickets are $12 and same-day tickets are $15. Admission for children ages 5-18 is $6 per child and for families of three or more, $30. Children under the age of five get in free. Tickets can be purchased at TN Bank or the ORCMA office.
The festival is a fundraiser for the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, an umbrella organization for the professional Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the longest continuously running symphony in Tennessee; the all-volunteer Oak Ridge Chorus; the Chamber Concert series, which brings world-class music to the area; the Free Family Concert and the free Coffee Concerts.
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