Ricky Skaggs and the Kentucky Thunder are set to join the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra for a concert in July. 

The fourteen-time Grammy award winning artist will be a part of the City of Collegedale's Independence Day celebration, presented by McKee Foods Corporation beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday July 3, 2016. 

The title of the concert will be "American Folk Songs." Maestro, Richard Hickam will lead the ETSO in a joint performance that will be a unique blend of pops and bluegrass, two genres that normally aren't heard together. The orchestra will also feature patriotic music and give special recognition to our armed forces. 

The evening will also feature performances from Lou Wamp and his band the VonWamps, the blues band Teaspoon Sun and The Orange Grove Center Chorus.
The concert, powered by EPB, will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park located at 9300 Apison Pike, near Collegedale City Hall. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food vendors will be on site offering a variety of delicious dining options. The event is free and will conclude with fireworks at dusk. Click here for a full schedule of events.