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June 4, 2014

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

June 04--Early-bird ticket deadline: The deadline for early-bird tickets to the 12th Annual Secret City Festival's headline concerts has been extended through Thursday, June 5. This extension will allow the public to continue to purchase tickets to both the Friday night Eddie Money concert or the Saturday night Kix Brooks concert for the discounted rate of $18 each.

Friday night's concert will feature '80s rocker Eddie Money, as he brings his blue-collar rock-n-roll sound to the UCOR concert stage. Opening for Eddie Money will be local band Jada Blade and Dez Money & The Faze. Concertgoers can expect to hear hits from Eddie Money's career including "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Shakin'" and "Baby Hold On". Saturday night's concert brings legendary country music artist Kix Brooks, formerly of Brooks & Dunn, to the UCOR stage. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will go on rain or shine. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with general festival seating. Bring your own chairs and blankets, as none will be provided. No backpacks or coolers are allowed in the concert area. All bags will be searched before entry with no exceptions.

Tickets are available at the extended early-bird price of $18 through June 5 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 865-230-2956 or in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Children 10 and under will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Pinteresting ideas: Looking for a way to use up all that broccoli and kale you're currently harvesting? Check out food writer Mary Constantine's salad greens board on Pinterest where you'll find recipes for broccoli, apple and almond salad; coconut curry kale salad; and grilled zucchini and kale salad.

Anti-smoking program: Join the East Tennessee Children's Hospital for a frank discussion about the risks of tobacco use by teens, preteens and family members who care for them on Thursday, June 5, 5:30-8 p.m. at Children's Hospital, Meschendorf Conference Room, in Koppel Plaza. The hospital is partnering with the Knox County Health Department and Smoke-Free Knoxville to host this anti-smoking program. The free event is funded by a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Members of the community wishing to attend the seminar should preregister by calling 865-541-8229. Free parking is available for the event in Children's Hospital's parking garage.

Make a Splash with the Smokies: The Tennessee Smokies close out a five-game series with the Birmingham Barons in a matinee game at noon at Smokies Park. It is Super Splash Day along with All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday, good for unlimited hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, fries, nachos, and Pepsi products for $19.99 (does not include game ticket).

VBS: Looking for a vacation Bible school for your little one this summer? Check out the News Sentinel's list:


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