Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Rome Braves at home today. Ahead next week: Soul Fest, DeSoto’s 90th Anniversary and more. Plus: Outdoors.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Rome Braves at home today. Ahead next week: Soul Fest, DeSoto’s 90th Anniversary and more. Plus: Outdoors.

 

Tickets for Mother’s Finest on sale @ forumrivercenter.com

Today: Rome Braves host West Virginia at 2 p.m. Sunday is Family Fun Day with $50 package (over $100 value) includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats + free Kid Zone inflatable wristbands.


OUTDOORS

On the rivers: Check here if you’re planning a day on the water:

Local river levels

  • Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report
  • Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers information hot line: Call for the water release schedule — 706-334-7213

WHAT’S AHEAD NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday: The Fourth Annual Soulfest at Ridge Ferry Park. This year’s headliners include Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Also do are local favorites The Infinity Show Band, Something for the Soul, Tara Sabree and the Seduction Band. Tickets: General admission is $60, VIP is $125 and kids under 10 are free. Coolers, baskets, tents and lawn chairs are welcome. Parking and gates open at 10 a.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.  For more

Saturday: The historic DeSoto Theatre will celebrate 90 years with a full day of activities including 500 Block walking tour at 10 a.m.; Community Birthday Party and “Behind the Scenes” tours at 1 p.m.; a free screening of the film “Mama Mia” at 2:30 p.m. All events are free to the public. Donations are encouraged and will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

  • On Monday, Aug. 5 there will be a photo re-creation of the opening of the DeSoto 90 years ago at 5 p.m. Following the photograph re-creation, patrons are invited inside the theater for refreshments and a brief ceremony by City of Rome officials and HDTF Board members and supporters. After the ceremony, attendees can watch a short clip of the first movie ever shown at the DeSoto, the “talkie” The Rainbow Man, the highlight of the DeSoto’s opening day in 1929. The theater has remained in continued operations since that day. The evening will conclude with a sneak preview of “Tate’s Hell,” a film by local film producer and director Seth Ingram. All events are free to the public. Donations are encouraged and will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation.

Saturday: The Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert will be at 5 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. Big Gospel Concert starring Stellar Award winners Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites and Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers. Also appearing on the program are The Gospel Legends, Slim’s Supreme Angels and Darrell McFadden & The Disciples. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the Rome Kroger and online. For additional information call 706.235.2065.

Aug. 23: The Forum River Center in collaboration with Ready or Not Entertainment announces a concert featuring Georgia-based Mother’s Finest. The internationally known funk rock band will perform on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at The Forum RIver Center along with The Vintage VixensJimmy Hall, an Alabama native, also will join the show. To purchase tickets visit: www.forumrivercenter.com or call 888-479-6300.

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