Solar-Powered Concert at Chimney Rock on Sept. 14

Chimney Rock’s solar-powered Music on the Mountain concert, set for Saturday, Sept. 14, features Johnson’s Crossroad and Joe Hallock & the Flat Creek Stringband. The event runs from noon-3 p.m. in the park’s meadows. Family-friendly. $12 for adults and $6 for youth ages 5-15.

According to a press release, “The concert sound system is powered by a mobile solar electric system designed and hand-built by Joe Hallock, owner of Solar Powered Sound. His mobile systems consist of two or four 3×5-foot solar panels, which can produce as much as 500 to 600 watts of electricity. That’s equivalent to powering about 8-10 incandescent bulbs or 40 CFL light bulbs and is sufficient to run a professional sound system. Hallock, who studied renewable energy in a graduate program at Appalachian State University, has been providing solar-powered sound at festivals, weddings and special events since 2006. He is also a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and advocate for renewable energy.”

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