April 18, 2013

Knoxville-native rock ‘n’ roll band The Dirty Guv’nahs will bring their signature sound to the Concert Main Stage Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m.  The Friday Night concert, sponsored by Lamar Dunn and Associates (LDA Engineering), also features Soul Candy and The Traffic Jam as the opening act.

“LDA Engineering is pleased to be able to sponsor the Friday evening concert at the Secret City Festival featuring The Dirty Guv’nahs. This is a great opportunity for us to achieve one of our corporate goals of being involved in the communities where we live and work,” says Jason Brooks, CEO of LDA Engineering.  LDA Engineering is an employee-owned civil and environmental engineering firm focused on delivering engineering, operational, and management solutions to infrastructures challenges for water, wastewater, and stormwater in Oak Ridge and similar communities throughout East Tennessee.

The Dirty Guv’nahs are known for their fresh, foot-stomping approach to American rock. The band’s 2012 studio album Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies has gained praise throughout the country, showcasing an energetic blend of rock and soul interwoven with a distinctive modern edge.  Their recent video for the new song, Fairlane has been featured on MTV and CMT.  The swell of grassroots momentum for this 6-piece rock ‘n’ roll collective is undeniable. “The Guvs” have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and SXSW.

According to Joye Montgomery, Arts Council of Oak Ridge representative and a member of the festival’s executive committee, ticket-holders can expect an unforgettable show. “We expect to draw a large crowd and are excited to see The Dirty Guv’nahs bring local fans and the band’s strong followers from around the Southeast to the festival,” said Montgomery. “We’re looking forward to making this 11th year our best yet and we feel like this lineup is a great choice.”

The 11th annual Secret City Festival is presented by the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Arts Council of Oak Ridge.  The festival features WWII displays and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, nationally known concert entertainment and the Living History demonstration, “Life on the Front Lines of WWII, A Soldier’s Life”.