Roberts to host meet and greet with lucky fan at Heritage Park event

The gospel group Sacred Calling will sing at the Salute to Heritage Park.

A like, a share and a hashtag is all that stands between one lucky fan and meeting Emily Ann Roberts, a Knoxville-based singer who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” at the Salute to Heritage Park on Saturday.

Roberts, a country music artist, will be performing at the event and announced Saturday that she will be hosting a meet and greet for one lucky fan.

To enter, go on the Salute To Heritage Park Facebook page, like and share the post about Robert’s Meet and Greet with the hastag #meetemilyann.

Saturday’s Salute to Heritage Park Grand Opening Celebration will include national and local entertainment, recognition of Morristown College alumni, food trucks and local restaurant fare, tethered balloon rides, the annual Arts in the Park event and inflatables for the children.

The celebration will conclude with fireworks, and entry to the event is free.

The headliner is Chris Blue, a Knoxville-based entertainer who was 27 in 2017 when he won season 12 of “The Voice” television singing competition.

Since that time, he’s been performing to sellout crowds across the nation and abroad.

Stuart Clawson, who grew up in Georgia but is now writing and recording music and playing clubs in Nashville, will also appear at the salute to Heritage Park. Clawson grew up in Thomasville, Georgia before moving to Tennessee five years ago. He plays original songs, along with covers from modern and classic country artists.

Sacred Calling will bring gospel music to the celebration.

Nearly 10 years ago, three friends stood in a living room in Morristown, harmonizing their favorite hymns they had each grown up singing.

After that evening, Sacred Calling began their music ministry.

The group consists of Penny Shelnut, Nicole Buchanan and Rachel Elkins.

They traveled regionally throughout the southern states proclaiming the gospel of Christ with their testimonies and songs.

Rounding out the lineup will be Further Born, a Morristown band who gained more notoriety after starring in the Encore Theatrical Company’s production of Rock of Ages. Guitarist Mitch Smith and vocalist Chris Morelock began their collaboration at the production, and since have been co-writing and performing music.

The other members of Further Born are bassist Rodney Tomlinson and drummer Derrick Blankenship.

A Salute to Heritage Park Grand Opening Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 with the presentation of colors and honoring of U.S. military veterans. The ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will occur at 10:30 a.m.

This will be followed by recognition of Morristown College alumni, and possibly others throughout the day, according to Sempkowski, who says entertainment is scheduled to begin around 11:30 a.m. The performances will be staged at the colonnades on the west side of the park.

Attendees can bring their own chairs or blankets. The parking plan will be announced at a later date. There will be no public access to Heritage Park before Nov. 16.