Rhythm on the River Summer Concert Series 2022-Mountain Edge

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Name: Rhythm on the River Summer Concert Series 2022-Mountain Edge
Date: June 2, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Rhythm on the River 2022

Located on the edge of the scenic Riverwalk along the Pigeon River in downtown Newport, Rhythm on the River is a free community event featuring live music. A favorite throughout the summer for locals as well as out-of-towners, five family-friendly bands are performing every other week!

Concerts are 7-9 PM on Thursdays at the Riverwalk behind Newport City Hall. Be sure to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy this relaxing and entertaining event with friends. This outdoor musical series also features free cornhole on the lawn, delicious meals and snacks to support the Kiwanis Club of Newport and provides a fun-filled experience for families and children of all ages!

The dates for this year's concerts are June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, and July 28th.  

Kicking off the series on June 2nd is Mountain Edge, Performing Old School Bluegrass, played from the soul.  Then experience CJ Ausburn, June 16th, while they cover everything from Merle to Ozzy. On June 30th get ready to tap your feet to the return of the Mikki Norwood Band, playing songs from all the decades, genres, and styles. Taking the stage July 14th will be Jigsaw Jane. Jigsaw Jane is a high energy 5 piece party band that plays everything from classic/southern/alternative rock to driving/old school/new age country music.  Closing out the concert series on July 28th is GRITS whose music includes many variations of classic rock, blues, funk, dance, old school R&B, jazz and even some classic and outlaw country.  Entertainment will start at 7:00 PM. Food and games will be set up by 6:30 PM. We ask that you do not bring coolers and choose to support Walmart on their fundraiser for Children's Hospital . 

Diamond sponsor for the event is Jefferson Cocke County Gas. Sonoco, Tennova and Bush Brothers are our Titanium sponsors. Joining them are Platinum sponsors American Appliance, Newport Paving, McSpadden, Inc., Rural Medical Services and Ol'Smoky Moonshine. Our Gold Premier sponsor is Commercial Bank with Gold Sponsors Sonoco Metal Packing and First Horizon Bank. Newport Utilities, Newport Federal Bank, Demcor Inc, New Direction Real Estate/Smoky Mountain Overnight Rentals and Phoenix are our valued Silver sponsors. Bronze sponsors include Eastern Plating, US Bank, Westgate Resorts, and Wilson's Sav-Mor Drugs. 
Rafting in the Smokies is a Partner of Rhythm on the River 2022 and Friends of Rhythm on the River 2022 include Appalachian Veterinary Hospital, Fisher Insurance, Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, Rafting in the Smokies and Tennessee State Bank. 

"We are so thankful to all of our sponsors," added Ramsey. "We could not do this without them and a special thanks to the City of Newport for all their help in making this another wonderful summer of music on the Riverwalk.”

For more information, contact the Cocke County Partnership Chamber of Commerce Office at 423-623-7201.

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On the City of Newport's Riverwalk
300 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Date/Time Information:
Every other Thursday starting June 2nd from 7 to 9 PM.
Food and Games will be set up by 6:30 PM.
Series ends on July 28th.

Contact Information:
Lynn Ramsey or Nicole Shisler at 423-623-7201
Entertainment is Free.
There will be a charge for food.

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