Savannah set for Tennessee River Run

Sept. 12– Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run, presented by Bumpus Harley-Davidson, has announced final plans for this week’s events.

 Savannah City Manager Garry Welch says preparations for the concert will begin at 12 a.m. on Saturday.

 "The stage will be located in the same spot it was last year," he said.

 Major traffic throughout the day will be diverted to Water Street beginning at midnight as Main Street, from Williams Street to the cannon, will be closed off. Guinn Street to the concert site will also be closed off at 3 p.m. when the gates open.

 "We will have signs on the Harrison-McGarity bridge and near McDonald’s directing travelers where to go," Welch said.

 Downtown businesses are allowing concert-goers to park in their lots on the day of the concert. Handicap parking is available on the Water Street side courthouse parking lot.

 Additional parking will be available at First Methodist Church, Goody’s and Tractor Supply. Welch said the city trolley will be providing shuttle service from these areas to the concert site.

 Several days of activities will culminate with Ronnie Milsap’s and Worley’s performances in downtown Savannah on Saturday, Sept. 14. Special guests include Brandon Lay, Jami Grooms and Donica Knight.

Concert tickets are available at the Darryl Worley Foundation Office at 325 Main St. in Downtown Savannah, Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, all banks in Hardin County and Bumpus Harley-Davidson in Jackson. Individuals may pay with a credit card by calling 866-484-3877.

The festivities kick off tonight with Grits, Glam and Guitars, the Worley and friends songwriters’ event at the home of Mayor and Mrs. Bob Shutt (White Pillars at 320 College St. in Savannah). Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the country cocktail event will feature songwriters Worley, Anthony Smith, Brett Jones and Walt Aldridge, who will perform their hits and share the stories behind them.

The TRR Golf Tournament will be Friday, Sept. 13, at Shiloh Golf Course in Adamsville. With a 9 a.m. tee time, the tournament is already full.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the TRR 5K Run will begin at 8 a.m. at Pickwick Landing State Park. The TRR Motorcycle Poker Run will start at 10 a.m. at Pickwick Landing State Park.

An after-party will be held at the Savannah Moose Lodge (195 Moose Lodge Loop) following Saturday night’s downtown concert. Dead Horse, the 2012 TRR Battle of the Bands winner, will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and the public is invited.

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