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Music performances at McCallie: A new Stories from the Ridge podcast

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Are you old enough to remember when a fairly “unknown” singer named Otis Redding performed a concert at Davenport Gym? Or perhaps you were around when Widespread Panic shook the rafters in the early 2000s. If you were around when George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars filled the stage of the Sports and Activities Center, you will never forget it.
 

And for most alumni, the memories of the many times the Dismembered Tennesseans performed on campus are treasured.

Those are just a few of the musical memories three McCallie alumni and employees share in the most recent podcast of McCallie’s Stories from the Ridge podcast series. This is the first podcast in the fourth season of the popular Stories from the Ridge series. It and all the previous podcasts can be heard on most podcast platforms as well as directly from the Stories from the Ridge page of our website.

“I would say there’s no school in the country that has had a musical history that McCallie has had . . . as far as having all these great performers come to campus,” says John Marcellis ’85, Director of Weekend Activities at McCallie, who joined Steve Hearn ’74, Vice President of Advancement, and Dr. Duke Richey, Sen. Howard H. Baker Chair of American History, as they discuss the “glitter-filled” history of musical performances at McCallie.

With fun and interesting backstories, a lot of laughing, and great memories, the three recall many great musical acts that have come to the Ridge over the years.

“When you think about great music venues, places where great musical acts come together, . . . people don’t think of an independent school on Missionary Ridge being such a place where great acts perform,” said Mr. Hearn, adding that McCallie rivals some of the best venues in the South for bringing in top performers over the years. 

While you are listening to the podcast, be sure to subscribe to receive alerts when future Stories from the Ridge podcasts are available.

Are you old enough to remember when a fairly “unknown” singer named Otis Redding performed a concert at Davenport Gym? Or perhaps you were around when Widespread Panic shook the rafters in the early 2000s. If you were around when George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars filled the stage of the Sports and Activities Center, you will never forget it.
And for most alumni, the memories of the many times the Dismembered Tennesseans performed on campus are treasured.

Those are just a few of the musical memories three McCallie alumni and employees share in the most recent podcast of McCallie’s Stories from the Ridge podcast series. This is the first podcast in the fourth season of the popular Stories from the Ridge series. It and all the previous podcasts can be heard on most podcast platforms as well as directly from the Stories from the Ridge site.

“I would say there’s no school in the country that has had a musical history that McCallie has had . . . as far as having all these great performers come to campus,” says John Marcellis ’85, Director of Weekend Activities at McCallie, who joined Steve Hearn ’74, Vice President of Advancement, and Dr. Duke Richey, Sen. Howard H. Baker Chair of American History, as they discuss the “glitter-filled” history of musical performances at McCallie.

With fun and interesting backstories, a lot of laughing, and great memories, the three recall many great musical acts that have come to the Ridge over the years.

“When you think about great music venues, places where great musical acts come together, . . . people don’t think of an independent school on Missionary Ridge being such a place where great acts perform,” said Mr. Hearn, adding that McCallie rivals some of the best venues in the South for bringing in top performers over the years. 

While you are listening to the podcast, be sure to subscribe to receive alerts when future Stories from the Ridge podcasts are available.