Outdoor concert honors servicemen killed in July 16 attack

Ty Herndon

If you go

› What: An Evening Under the Stars concert for Chattanooga’s Fallen Five.› When: 6:30 p.m. (gates open) Saturday, July 16.› Where: Hideaway Lane, Soddy-Daisy.› Admission: $25 general admission (bring your own seating), $37.50 VIP (includes seating, autographed poster, meet-and-greet with artists and $1 coupon toward food purchase).› Phone: 423-834-6507.› Website: Facebook.com/TheHideawayRockQuarry.


6:30 p.m. Gates open.7 p.m. Lulu Roman7:30 p.m. Tim Bentley9 p.m. Anita Cochran and Ty Herndon


From Chattanooga, take Highway 27 (Corridor J) north toward Soddy-Daisy and exit at Thrasher Pike. Go left 0.7 mile. Turn right on Dayton Pike and go 0.7 mile. Turn left on Montlake Road and go 4.8 miles. Turn left on Poe Road and go 4.9 miles. Turn left on T Crowe Road and go 1.3 miles. (Do not turn on Sweet Gum, despite what Garmin, Mapquest or Google navigational apps may instruct.) Turn right on Briar Road and go 1.3 miles. This road turns into Hideaway Lane. Attendants will be on duty to aid with parking. If using navigational apps, you must use the ZIP code 37379 along with the street number 491 or 324 Hideaway Lane.

A concert scheduled this anniversary weekend at a new venue in Soddy-Daisy will pay tribute to Chattanooga's Fallen Five.

An Evening Under the Stars on Saturday, July 16, at The Hideaway Rock Quarry on Mowbray Mountain will feature country artists Ty Herndon, Anita Cochran and Tim Bentley, as well as gospel singer Lulu Roman of "Hee Haw" fame.

The stage at this outdoor venue is a natural rock platform. Lights and equipment are powered by generators.

Owner Betty Bryan says net proceeds from ticket sales (after artist costs) and all money raised in a silent auction will go directly to the families of the servicemen killed in the July 16, 2015, attack: Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith and the Marine Corps' Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist and Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells.

She is particularly pleased with the depth of giving for the auction. "It's just amazed me how everybody is coming together," she says.

Items include a framed oil painting by Wendell Cooley, numerous Ben Hampton prints and a personal copy of daughter Patsy Hampton's book, "Monument to an Era," which she will personalize for the highest bidder.

There's also a Loretta Lynn doll made by Arkansas folk artist Raudy Maxwell from one of the singer's gowns and signed by the artist and the gown's designer.

"Anita Cochran will sign a CD and T-shirt for us, and Ty Herndon is donating a signed pair of his boots and some personalized blue jeans," Bryan says.

Among the items Roman has donated are CDs, a personally handcrafted bracelet and autographed promotional photos of herself, including one from her Kornfield Kounty days in blue checkerboard waitress garb and brunette beehive.

"Holy Hee Haw, this is exciting," Bryan posted on Facebook.

Dixie Barbecue and Rita's Italian Ice will be on-site for concession sales.

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.

About the performers

› Ty Herndon: A Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner, he has had seven songs make country’s Top 10, including three that hit No. 1: “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love.”› Anita Cochran: She’s best known for the hit single “What If I Said,” a duet with Steve Warniner that hit No. 1 in 1998, as well as her prowess on guitar.› Lulu Roman: Comedic stints on “Hee Haw” made her famous. Now, Roman tours as a gospel singer.› Tim Bentley: This Kentuckian’s music career got a kick-start after he was laid off from his coal-mining job. To pass the time, he picked up his guitar and started singing. A video he posted to Facebook for his friends to see went viral, with more than 2.2 million views within a week. Then Nashville started calling.

A city remembers

Except for the blood drive, which is ongoing this week, events will be held Saturday, July 16. Find out more about most events at connect.chattanooga.gov/noogastrong.* Nightfall: Operation Song, which includes compositions by family members of the Fallen Five, will open the Nightfall concert on Friday, July 15.* Blood drive: Blood Assurance is hosting a NoogaStrong blood drive daily through Saturday at donor centers across the region. The nonprofit agency also will have a mobile blood drive stationed near the finish line of the Chattanooga Heroes Run. To find a donor center or schedule an appointment (though walk-ins are welcome), visit www.bloodassurance.org or call 423-756-0966.* Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk: The 5-mile run/walk (one mile for each life lost) will begin at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, 4051 Amnicola Highway, at 8 a.m. and follow part of the path emergency workers took on July 16, 2015. The route then connects to the Tennessee Riverwalk, winds through UTC’s campus and ends on Fifth Street, just south of the Challenger Center. Registration starts at 6 a.m. across from Challenger Field; participants and fans will be bused to the race start. A 1-mile kids fun run through UTC’s campus (for kids in eighth grade or younger) begins at 10 a.m. The Challenger Center will host a family expo after the run. Profits from the event will be used to build a permanent memorial near the NOSC off Amnicola. www.chattanoogaheroesrun.com.* Memorial ride: Biker registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for the NoogaStrong Memorial Ride starting from Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, 7720 Lee Highway. A riders meeting is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. The ride ends at Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. There is a $15 registration per bike or vehicle (no fee for passengers). Proceeds go to Wreaths Across America. Register online at www.NoogaStrongRide.com. For more information, call 423-310-7621 or 706-996-6303.* Chattanooga Remembers: Mayor Andy Berke will lead a memorial ceremony, including manning the rail, presentation of colors, singing of the national anthem in ceremonies beginning at 10:40 a.m. at Ross’s Landing, 200 Riverfront Parkway. At 11 a.m., the approximate time of the first report of gunfire at the Navy Operations Support Center, the USS Chattanooga bell will ring five times. The program will conclude with an opportunity for all in attendance to drop flower petals into the Tennessee River.* Chattanooga Strong Together: From Grief to Hope: Faith leaders will gather at 2:30 p.m. in the UTC University Center for a program aimed at seeking healing and unity among the various socio-religious groups in the community. Former Congressman Mark Siljander, author of “Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest To Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide,” will speak on how to harness the power of faith for building bridges of understanding and reconciliation.* Q & Brew: This after-hours event Saturday at Chattanooga Zoo will have a NoogaStrong component.* Memorabilia auction: Winning bids on team gear and other items at Saturday’s Chattanooga Lookouts game will go to the families of the Fallen Five.* Chattanooga Unite at Riverfront Nights: Solemn ceremonies precede the opening night of the concert series at Ross’s Landing.* Illumination of the Fallen Five mural: Just after sundown (around 9 p.m.), WTCI will show the short documentary it has produced about the mural on a 22- by 100-foot outside wall of the Tennessee Wholesale Florist Building, 1715 McCallie Ave. Then the permanent nighttime lighting will be illuminated. Artist Kevin Bate spent nearly a year completing the memorial, which bears the likenesses of the Fallen Five. Traffic will be rerouted around the 1700 block of McCallie Avenue during the program.