More entertainment announced for Miller Park grand opening

More entertainment announced for Miller Park grand opening

Lineup announced for Miller Park grand opening

August 20th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Green grass is seen in the center of Miller Park on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The city has announced Friday, Sept. 14th's lineup of the grand opening of the renovated park.

Photo by C.B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.

This story was updated Sept. 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. with more information.

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UPDATE: More entertainment, including East Lake Expression Engine and 'Play in the Park' afternoon activities, have been added to the Miller Park grand opening schedule for Friday, Sept. 14.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony and morning entertainment, will be several activities for children and families during 'Play in the Park' from 2-6 p.m.

Activities will include soccer from Operation Get Active, interactive, hands-on fun from Creative Discovery Museum, storytime from the Chattanooga Library, a visit from the Biblioburro mobile library, and 800 Collective's 'Color Your City,' which offers Chattanoogans the chance to paint a work that expresses their ideas of the relationship between communities and innovation.

Beginning at 6 p.m., East Lake Expression Engine will have a brief choir and Bucket Band performance with Expression Engine Students.

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ORIGINAL STORY: The city has announced Friday's lineup for the grand opening of the renovated Miller Park set for Sept. 14.

The Power Players, featuring Willie Kitchens (The Impressions), Amber Carrington (semifinalist on "The Voice") and Voices of THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND, Ogya World Music Band, and Hive Theory will headline festivities.

A large central area has been cleared so that sod can be added as construction progresses on Miller Park on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Renovations to the park began last July, and workers have begun adding new greenery as the project approaches its conclusion.

A large central area has been cleared so...

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

The new stage is seen at Miller Park on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The city has announced Friday, Sept. 14th's lineup of the grand opening of the renovated park.

The new stage is seen at Miller Park...

Photo by C.B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.



The day-long event will begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and remarks from Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, EPB President and CEO David Wade, River City Company President Kim White, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee President and CEO J.D. Hickey, M.D.,  followed by music from Carlos Colon & His Tropical Swing Band and Hip Hop CHA on the EPB Community Stage.

"The city and partners have created an incredible space for our community," Mayor Berke said in a statement Monday. "I am excited to see how Miller Park will be a new gathering place for our creators in the Innovation District and bring about an additional sense of community for all Chattanoogans."

The $10.6-million project is a public-private endeavor between the city of Chattanooga and numerous partners includes the EPB Community Stage, which can be used for community meetings or open up the rolling door to create a larger space that can accommodate performances large or small, the release states.

Road closures will being at 5 p.m. Friday along East 10th Street and East M.L. King Boulevard from Market Street to Georgia Avenue.
 

FULL SCHEDULE:

» 11 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

» 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Carlos Colon & His Tropical Swing Band

» 12:45-2 p.m.: Hip Hop CHA

» 2-6 p.m.: Play in the Park

  • 2 p.m.: Big Clue Blocks with Art 120
  • 2:45 p.m.: Storytime with Chattanooga Public Library and ELLAchattanooga's Biblioburro
  • 3 p.m.: Soccer with Operation Get Active
  • 4 p.m.: 'Color Your City' with 800 Collective
  • 4 p.m.: Sidewalk Stages with SoundCorps

» 6-8 p.m.: Miller Plaza Market opens

» 6:10 p.m.: East Lake Expression Engine (EPB Community Stage)

» 6:15 p.m.: Hive Theory (EPB Community Stage)

» 7:15 p.m.: Ogya World Music Band (Miller Plaza Stage)

» 8:30 p.m.: Mayor Andy Berke remarks and introduces headliners

» 8:30-10 p.m.: The Power Players feat. Voices of THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND, Willie Kitchens, Amber Carrington and more (EPB Community Stage)

In addition to the concerts, the opening will also feature Dollies of Fire Troupe, Veridian Bellydance of Movement Arts Collective, The Jugglers Assembly, aerialists and an interactive LED light installation by The Enterprise Center and CHA Art/Dev.

Green grass is seen in the center of Miller Park on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The city has announced Friday, Sept. 14th's lineup of the grand opening of the renovated park.

Photo by C.B. Schmelter /Times Free Press.

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