Aug 12 2008
When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

A benefit concert for CAPPE

Friday, Sept. 5, 7-11pm at The Shed

Performers in order of appearance:

Maggie Longmire & Free Soil Farm

Maggie has a terrific reputation as a member of Knoxville band Lonesome Coyotes. With Free Soil Farm you’ll hear Maggie and friends and a new repertoire of original material.

Jay Clark and the CC Stringband

Jay is a talented singer-songwriter-guitarist and long-time friend of CAPPE. Jay will be joined by the CC Stringband.

The Lonetones

The Lonetones bring tender harmonies and fine lyrics to their original mountain music.

The Bearded

The Bearded an old time string and rhythm band. They played to a full house at Maryville’s Tomato Head recently.

Admission is $10 at the gate.

Food and beverages will available for purchase.

Bring folding chairs and enjoy a night of great music!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, Sept. 5 at The Shed!

The Shed is located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) on US 321 in Maryville, Tennessee. The Shed is an outdoor, covered pavilion with a full service restaurant that serves lunch and dinner on event days.

CAPPE (Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension, Inc.) is a state chartered non-profit organization.

We formed CAPPE in 2002 in response to a proposal to build a new 4-lane interstate highway through some of Blount County’s remaining agricultural land and the lower Little River valley. CAPPE members include farmers, professionals, educators, lawyers, blue collar workers, realtors, builders, musicians, artists, homemakers, small business owners, retirees and college students.

We believe this highway is not needed, wastes state resources, and will have negative impacts on the area along the route and on the quality of life in Blount County as a whole. We raised money through events and donations and hired an environmental attorney who helped us file a federal lawsuit charging the state Department of Transportation with failing to complete the required Environmental Impact Statement.

TDOT is now working on the EIS and CAPPE is continuing to monitor the process and participate in all public input opportunities. We have also provided TDOT with sensible alternative solutions to our local transportation needs (which will be exacerbated, not solved, by the proposed new 4-lane highway).

To read more about CAPPE, please visit www.discoveret.org/cappe

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