Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Ribbon Cutting, Music, Fun


Grand Re-Opening

We’ve been waiting for so long but the time to celebrate is finally here!!!
Join us for a day of music and celebration in honor of Wildwood Resort & Marina officially re-opening to serve guests. Elected officials and other dignitaries will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 13th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, a full day and evening of talented artists lie ahead and we hope you will join us.

Wildwood observes sensible social distancing and other virus protection practices. Guests are encouraged to maintain six feet of distance whenever possible. Both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements will reflect these social distancing guidelines.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2:00 pm – Audra McLaughlin

3:15 pm – Chase Wilson

4:30 pm – The Smoky Nights

7:15 pm – James T. Slater

Come spend this special weekend at Wildwood or come just for the day.  In addition to the great music we also have waterfront dining and drinks.  Wildwood’s Lakeside Restaurant and Holston Cafe’ will be open to serve you.  There will also be yard games to make it even more fun.

Artist Lineup

Audra McLaughlin

Audra McLaughlin is a country soul singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who was a season six finalist on Blake Shelton’s Team of the NBC-TV hit series, “The VOICE”, where she won the hearts of people all over the world and built an impressive fanbase for her amazing vocal ability, charm, music, and brand.  Since leaving the show, she’s continued to build on her “TV fame” by touring the country and releasing new music relentlessly to her adoring public.  She recently moved to Nashville to pursue her music career full time!  Watch Video Learn More

Chase Wilson

Chase Wilson is a singer/songwriter originally from Dewey, Oklahoma.  He moved to Nashville, TN in early 2019. He combines the sound of traditional country with a little blues and rock. With his unique vocals, Chase has a sound of his own. Creating music that everyone can relate to is his ultimate goal.   Learn More

The Smoky Nights

The Smoky Nights leading members are Lily and Anthony Nguyen! Originally from Wisconsin, this duo has been performing music together for over 6 years.  ​In early 2019, Lily, Anthony, and violinist Eric Cullins began writing for the band and wrote 24 original songs in 12 months. Their debut album “Burning Bridges” released everywhere on July 1, 2019.  In addition to songwriting, The Smoky Nights played over 200 shows in 2019 – from Texas to Tennessee to Wisconsin – including festivals with an estimated audience of 7000+ people.   Watch VideoLearn More

James Slater
James T. Slater

James T. Slater is a Wildwood favorite and has been on our lakeside stage many times.  He is a two time, grammy nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter of Bolivian American descent signed to BMG Music Publishing/Nashville with songs recorded by everyone from Carrie Underwood to Tim McGraw to Willie Nelson. Watch VideoLearn More