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FireKeepers Casino 400 @ Michigan International Speedway
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:15 pm

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Fanboy Expo @ Knoxville Convention Center
Jun 23 – Jun 24 all-day

Join Merle FM at the FanBoy Expo, Knoxville’s Comic Con Convention at the Knoxville Convention Center

T.G. Sheppard & Ronnie McDowell @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

T.G. Sheppard & Ronnie McDowell

Dates & Times:
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM

$35.00 + tax


T.G. Sheppard has always had a knack of being ‘at the right place at the right time’ in Country Music. He was the singular artist who put a massive amount of gold in the teeth of the country music industry’s biggest ‘sales bite’ in history—during the ‘Golden Era’ of the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s as the success of ‘Urban Cowboy’ helped usher in a new wave of country. T.G. opened the ‘80’s with a remarkable run of a dozen #1’s hits that would forever secure his place in industry history. He brought romance—and yes, sex appeal—to country music at a time when young men in hats were first saddling up to monopolize the range on the nation’s airwaves. His hits include: “Last Cheater’s Waltz,” “Only One You,” “Party Time,” “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” “I Feel Like Loving You Again,” “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” “Finally,” “War Is Hell On The Homefront Too,” and “Faking Love.” “Finally” and “I Loved ‘Em Every One,” introduced T.G. to a massive new world of fans when both made major impact on the Pop Top 40 Charts.
T.G. Sheppard’s Official Site

Ronnie McDowell has an amazing string of hit songs that he has amassed over the years, but it is his riveting stage presence and genuine warmth that fills the seats again and again. Like all great entertainers, Ronnie McDowell has a personality that remains luminous long after the lights go dim. These qualities have inspired a nationwide network of fan-clubs with thousands of members, each one a devoted promoter of everything McDowell does.
Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world. To date, “The King Is Gone” has sold more than 5 Million copies.

All of a sudden, the young Vietnam Veteran from Portland, Tennessee was a star, and he quickly proved that he wasn’t just a one-trick pony. Ronnie charted a string of hit singles and albums for Epic between 1979 and 1986. Every single release with the exception of just one became a Top 10 Hit including the chart toppers “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.” Other hits during his Epic years included “Watchin Girls Go By,” “Personally,” “You Made A Wanted Man Of Me,” “All Tied Up,” and “In A New York Minute.” 2017 is Ronnie’s 40th Anniversary Tour.
Ronnie McDowell’s Official Site

Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola @ Daytona International Speedway
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 11:15 pm

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Oak Ridge July 4th Fireworks @ A K Bissell Park
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Merle FM as The City of Oak Ridge once again sponsors a fireworks show in A.K. Bissell Park on Independence Day. The fireworks will begin at dark on July 4 (around 9:45pm).The Oak Ridge Community Band is also scheduled to perform for the crowd leading up to the fireworks. Come out early and pick your spot! Bring a blanket or lawn chair with you.

Celebrate July 4th with us!

Neal McCoy @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Neal McCoy

Dates & Times:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM

$35.00 + tax

In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It”. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. His awards include Entertainer of the Year, 1998 & 1999 TNN/Music City News Country Awards. With over 6 million records sold, Neal McCoy is a favorite of country music fans. His high energy show is packed with familiar hits including “You Gotta Love That”, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, and “The Shake”.
Neal McCoy’s Official Site

Broadcasting LIVE @ Apple Discount Drugs
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Merle FM as we broadcast LIVE at Apple Discount Drugs in Clinton!

Broadcasting LIVE @ Grainger County Tomato Festival
Jul 28 – Jul 30 all-day

25th Anniversary
Grainger County Tomato Festival TN.
July 28, 29, & 30 2017
Hours: Friday 28 noon to 8pm
Saturday 29 9am to 6pm
Sunday 30 noon to 5pm

​Grainger County Tomato Festival
​7480 Rutledge Pike
Rutledge Tn 37861

The Grainger County Tomato Festival was organized in 1992 to promote our world famous Grainger County Tomatoes. Our mission is to promote all Grainger County agricultural products, specifically the Grainger County Tomato, and to promote the many local artists, authors, talent, and craftsmen we have in our area. Over the years we have added a number of special events making the festival one of the largest free festivals in East Tennessee and has been named by Parade magazine as one of the top ten festivals in the USA.

The festival is always the last full weekend in July in Rutledge,Tennessee. Be sure to mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss it.

The Tomato Festival is a family event, and we ask that all our vendors and visitors to please be considerate and not smoke (cigarettes, vapes, cigars, pipes, etc…) nor have alcohol on the festival grounds. Good Southern manners that will make your mamaw proud is all we ask for. Thank you.

Opening Ceremony Friday 28th at 1:00pm Main Stage​​​Pickin Mater Song by Cooter and Darla Daniel
Introductory Speaker Governor Bill Haslam
​Introduction of Secondary Speaker Commissioner of Agriculture, Jai Templeton
Special Friend of the Festival Recognition
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Musical Entertainment by Drews Country Blues

Charlie Daniels Band Concert @ Grainger County Tomato Festival
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3rd Annual Concert Series

​Saturday night July 29, 2017 at 7:00pm

The Grainger County Tomato Festival is proud to present The Charlie Daniels Band with an opening performance by The Morrison Brothers Band  as our 3rd annual concert series
entertainers. Admission is FREE.

Pennsylvania 400 @ Pocono Raceway
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:15 pm

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  1. Please support this great cause by telling your listeners about this event.
    Judee Shuler
    Publicity Chair, Smoky Mountains Bulldog Club

    EVENT: Wine to the Rescue to Benefit Smoky Mountains Bulldog Rescue

    Enjoy great food and wine while helping a good cause! The Smoky Mountains Bulldog Rescue is hosting Wine to the Rescue on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-9pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 410 W. Summit Hill Dr., S.W., in Knoxville. This event to benefit bulldog rescue in East Tennessee will feature 5 wine and food pairings – from appetizer to dessert – as well as silent auctions. To purchase tickets, visit smbcarn.org. Cost is $85.00 per person. You must be over age 21 to attend. For more information, contact Ken Dudley, email: kendeeedudley@gmail.com, phone: 908-319-3428. Follow us on Facebook for more details as they become available: https://www.facebook.com/SmokyMountainsBulldogRescue/

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