For a lot of years, families throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have been enjoying outdoor movies, every Thursday night in June. The movies were sponsored by WXBQ and Electric 94.9, along with several other great sponsors. We’ve seen movies at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, and even Cardinal Park in Johnson City. This year, in conjunction with Steele Creek Park’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Thursday night movies will be held at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Tenn.
Beginning in June every Thursday evening as weather allows, the park will play host to a family movie night. WXBQ 96.9 and Electric 94.9 are partnering with the city to offer four great nights of fun in Steele Creek Park in commemoration of its 50 anniversary. “We can’t thank WXBQ 96.9 and Electric 94.9 enough for bringing such a great family oriented event to Bristol’s largest park. They have always played a great role in entertainment in the Bristol market. They are truly a good neighbor in every sense of the word,” said Darlene Cole, Community Relations representative.
“This is a good fit for the park and a great way to kick off our 50th Anniversary celebration. We are looking forward to a great weekend of anniversary events scheduled for June 5-7,” said Terry Napier, Director of Parks and Recreation.
On Thursday, June 5 the park will host movie night, followed by the official kick-off on the evening of Friday, June 6 featuring inflatables for the kids, hot dogs, cake, cotton candy and goodies for as long as they last and of course, music by Lightin’ Charlie. On Saturday, June 7 the fun continues with the inflatables remaining in place all day and other activities that will be announced later.
I have been to Steele Creek many times. It’s a great place for picnics, for the kids to play, ride the train, enjoy the lake, and even just relax with a good book. And of course, they have their share of great entertainment there, too. We’ve seen many country artists on the stage at the Amphitheater by the lake. We’ve seen a lot ofartists promoting new music on this great stage.
I hope to see a lot of you at this year’s Movies in the Park, at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Tenn. Be sure to keep checking WXBQ’s web site, as they will probably have the titles of the movies posted there.