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Bluegrass on the menu at ORNL Federal Credit Union’s final ‘Summer Sessions’ concert

Bluegrass groups Songs from the Road Band and Henhouse Prowlers will headline ORNL Federal Credit Union’s final Summer Sessions concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Both bands will be making their first appearance at the annual concert series held at A.K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge.

Songs From The Road Band is an award-winning Asheville, North Carolina-based bluegrass band known for lively and exciting shows. The group features Mark Schimick (mandolin), Charles Humphrey III (bass), Sam Wharton (guitar), James Schlender (fiddle), and Gabe Epstein (banjo). The band has six albums under its belt, and the most recent single “Outside Of Omaha” went to No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart.

Founded 17 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, the Henhouse Prowlers are a unique quartet whose performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do.

Their records, while based in a traditional bluegrass sound, explore their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. The Prowlers have traveled worldwide and incorporate international elements into their already robust repertoire of unique traditional American music.

The final Summer Sessions concert is free to the public and will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the amphitheater in Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.

The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and join their friends and family for an evening of Americana roots music. Local food truck vendors will also be on-site serving delicious treats and drinks. Stay informed about performances and weather-related cancellations by following the credit union’s Facebook page or visiting