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Calhoun's Announces Vol For Life Boomsday Event

KNOXVILLE - Calhoun's is giving Vol fans the chance to meet and mingle with former Vols at a special Vol For Life event at Volunteer Landing August 30th during Boomsday.

Between 4:30 and 6:30 on Saturday, August 30th, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs and mingle with former Vols. Names of players will be announced as they are confirmed, but a number of popular VFLs are scheduled to attend the event including Jamal Lewis, Tony Robinson, Jayson Swain and Antone Davis. Tickets for the VFL Meet and Mingle are $65 each or $118 per pair - in honor of the University of Tennessee's current football team: Team 118.

"We are excited to partner with Visit Knoxville and the University of Tennessee on this special opportunity for fans, especially on the weekend of the home opener," says Calhoun's Chief of Operations Bart Fricks. "We're also very pleased to announce that Calhoun's and the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants will donate $10 from each ticket to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign."

The private, ticketed VFL event at Boomsday will take place at Volunteer Landing from 4:30 to 6:30 and include a BBQ meal from Calhoun's. Those attending the event will be issued wrist bands to come and go throughout the day and view the fireworks show from Volunteer Landing.

Visit Knoxville president, Kim Bumpas stated, "Calhoun's continues to be an amazing Boomsday partner for us. This year especially, they've worked with us to create something new and unique for our guests. We appreciate their support and excitement."

Boomsday 2014 is free to the public. Tickets for the Rodney Atkins Boomsday After Party at Thompson-Boling Arena and tickets for the VFL Meet and Mingle are on sale now at

Calhoun's BBQ Barn opened in October of 1983 on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. It was shortly thereafter Calhoun's traveled to Cleveland Ohio and took home the title "Best Ribs in America" after winning the 1984 National Rib Cook-Off. Calhoun's currently has 8 throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

Published August 9, 2014

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