After a week of rappelling, stump jumping, bouldering, swimming and mountain trail running, Saturday’s RiverRocks finale ends with a block party of grand proportions.
Admission is free and festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
The party will provide a sneak peak of The Block featuring High Point Climbing and Fitness. The state of the art building features 25,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor climbing and will be the new retail location of the Rock/Creek retail store.
According to River City Company, The Block is “one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in Chattanooga's history, turning the old Bijou theater into a vibrant urban centerpiece.”
What: RiverRocks finale/Scenic City Roots
Where: 215 Broad St.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12., 5:30 p.m.
How Much: Free
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Additionally, Scenic City Roots will also broadcast live from the event. A full preview is below.
The stage will be set-up in the middle of Broad Street near 3rd Street. As a finale, local musician/artist Tim Hinck has created a multimedia production using technology, sound, advanced lighting, and breathtaking footage of local athletes engaged in extreme outdoor sports.
Food and drink will be available for purchase onsite.
Scenic City Roots
Broadcasting live at 7 p.m., Scenic City Roots is an old-time radio showcase featuring a lineup of nationally-touring musicians and one local act. The show is broadcast live on Hippie 106.9FM and taped for broadcast on public television.
This month’s concert features the following performers:
A Texas-born songwriter and producer, Foster is considered a legend in some circles. He began his solo career in 1992 after attending The University of the South. His debut release included the hit song “Nobody Wins” which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Country charts. Foster’s songs have been recorded by Sara Evans, Keith Urban, and Jack Ingram. On his latest album, Foster revisits the ‘92 album “Del Rio, Texas” with “Del Rio, Texas Revisited: Unplugged & Lonesome.”
Another example of why Scenic City Roots is a success, soul legend Booker T performing alongside Radney Foster, Space Capone and Amber Fults. Booker T’s legend-status was secured with his STAX hits like “Green Onions,” “Time is Tight” and “Melting Pot.” His work on the Hammond B3 created a sound that would exist for decades beyond. His latest album “Sound the Alarm” features a host of guests like Mayer Hawthorne and Anthony Hamilton. The album marks his historic return to STAX records.
A fitting component to the show, Space Capone’s soulful blend of American funk sounds like Prince dancing on the rings of Saturn. Led by Aaron Winters, the Nashville band combines elements of classic R&B and vocals reminiscent of Michael Jackson. Expect the dancing to be wild and funky with both Space Capone AND Booker T on the bill.
Amber Fults and The Ambivalent Lovers
Winners of Chattanooga’s “Road to Nightfall” competition, Amber Fults brings her ambivalent love to Scenic City Roots as the featured local act. Since we interviewed the band in June, Amber Fults has been featured in local publications, toured various venues throughout the city and even had the opportunity to entertain the crowd at this year’s Wine Over Water. As one of Chattanooga’s up and coming talents, Fults is consistently earning her chops with some of the best musicians around town. Show your support for the band on what will be, no doubt, their most memorable performance to date.
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