“Rockin’ On The Doe” Concert draws hundreds to Downtown Elizabethton

Published 4:29 pm Sunday, August 27, 2023

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In a harmonious fusion of music and community spirit, “Rockin’ On The Doe,” a free concert presented by the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, drew music lovers by the hundreds to downtown Elizabethton on a vibrant Saturday night.
The anticipation was palpable as the crowd gathered, transforming the east end of Elk Avenue into a sea of excited concertgoers. Eager to enjoy the open-air musical experience, attendees spilled over into the enchanting Covered Bridge Park, setting the stage for an unforgettable night.
Headlining the event was Barracuda, a Nashville-based band celebrated as “America’s Heart Tribute Band.” With an endorsement from Heart’s founding member and guitarist, Roger Fisher, Barracuda’s performance promised an authentic journey into Heart’s timeless melodies.
Setting the mood for the evening was the talented Retroville: Unplugged, whose acoustic melodies resonated with the crowd, preparing them for a night of musical magic.
This musical extravaganza was made possible through the generous sponsorship of local institutions, including Carter County Bank, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, and the Double Tree Hotel of Johnson City. Their support not only made the event free to the public but also ensured the highest quality of entertainment.
Food vendors, offering a delightful array of refreshments, added to the festival atmosphere, allowing concertgoers to indulge in culinary delights while enjoying the music. Attendees came prepared for a cozy evening under the stars, bringing blankets and lawn chairs to guarantee their comfort throughout the performance.
“Rockin’ On The Doe” was more than just a concert; it was a testament to the power of music in uniting communities. It brought together people from all walks of life, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Elizabethton and highlighting its role as a hub for artistic expression and community gatherings. As the music filled the air and hearts, it was a night to remember, forging memories and connections that will resonate throughout the community for years to come.

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