Thunder Road Fest rolls into Rockwood April 5

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Rockwood’s annual Thunder Road Festival and Car Show on April 5 promises to include fun for the entire family.

The festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Rockwood, will boast exhibits, concessions, classic cars competing for awards, crafters and live entertainment.

The Southern Star Band is one of this year’s headliners. The band has a repertoire that spans seven decades and encompasses many styles of music, including classic rock, oldies, Motown and country.

The band’s extensive playlist has made it a real crowd pleaser.

The Band Temper, one of the hottest up-and-coming acts in East Tennessee, returns to the festival where it got its start two years ago.

The Band Temper has a combined 20 years’ experience in playing music, making them a favorite in Knoxville and surrounding areas.

From Nashville, singer and songwriter Michael Tetrick will also be performing.

A complete entertainment lineup schedule is online at www.RockwoodThunderRoadFestival.com.

The Thunder Road Car Show will award the “best moonshine runner” car with a special-designed Moonshine Still Award.

Also given out will

be 37 places on the money tree, with cash and prizes worth more than $1,000.

Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 50 to register.

Car show awards will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

The show is open to any car model.

Enthusiasts are welcome to bring out their favorite ride and be a part of this Rockwood tradition.

Parts vendors are welcome to participate in the Parts Alley.

Thunder Road era pageant awards will be given to the best Mr. and Mrs. Moonshiner/Hillbilly outfit at 3:20 p.m. Those who want to participate should gather at the Domino’s stage at 3 p.m.

For complete information on any festival event, check out www.RockwoodThunderRoadFestival.com.

Limited booth spaces are available, and car show entries are still open.

Call 354-1337 for details.

The Rockwood Thunder Road Festival is a joint community project of the Rockwood Merchants Association and the city of Rockwood.