Har­vest Cel­e­bra­tion thanks farm­ers

New, free mu­sic event in Ringgold

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - MUSIC - STAFF WRITER

A free con­cert cel­e­brat­ing farm­ers and the ru­ral farm com­mu­nity is planned for Satur­day, Sept. 22, in the North­west Ge­or­gia Am­phithe­atre, 220 Ca­toosa Cir­cle in Ringgold, Ge­or­gia.

The Farm to Flight Tour’s Har­vest Cel­e­bra­tion is spon­sored by Agri­soma USA, a com­pany whose mis­sion is ex­pand­ing l ow- car­bon so­lu­tions for bio­fu­els. Agri­soma uses a non­food crop, Car­i­nata, to cre­ate a sup­ply chain f rom the farm­ers who grow it to the com­pa­nies who buy the bio­fuel.

Since last spring, Agri­soma has spon­sored grower events — sim­i­lar to, but smaller than this week­end’s con­cert — across the South­east from Mis­sis­sippi to Arkansas. Agri­soma called them the Farm to Flight Tour as a nod to the sup­ply chain from farmer to the aero­nau­tic con­tracts.

Satur­day’s con­cert is fam­ily friendly with no al­co­hol al­lowed. Six bands will per­form be­tween 3 and 10 p.m. play­ing coun­try, Chris­tian coun­try, gospel and blue­grass mu­sic.

Per­form­ing will be Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Per­rys, Kolt Bar­ber, The Browsers, Mercy Moun­tain Boys and Right Path Blue­grass. Guests may bring fold­ing chairs if they pre­fer not to sit on the am­phithe­ater’s con­crete steps.

Al­though this mu­sic fest is free, there is a $10 sug­gested dona­tion. How­ever, any­one who hasn’t got the money to spare won’t be kept out, say or­ga­niz­ers with Mav­er­ick Man­age­ment. Do­na­tions will help off­set the dis­counted cost of con­ces­sions and op­er­a­tional ex­penses such as venue rental.

For more in­for­ma­tion; 615-762-7679.

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The Per­rys have been singing gospel mu­sic for 46 years and have had 10 sin­gles reach No. 1 on the Singing News Top 80 charts. They won a Dove Award from the Gospel Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion in 2012 for Song of the Year, “Cel­e­brate Me Home.”

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