It’s that time of year again. The Vols are set to his the road to visit fans across the great state of Tennessee with the Big Orange Caravan.
This year, Tennessee promises a “revamped” experience for its four stops in Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and the Tri-Cities area. Dates, times and event information for three of the four stops were released on Tuesday.
New Vols athletic director John Currie will be along for the ride to meet and greet Tennessee fans, as well as answer some of their questions.
“I’m excited to hit the road, travel across the state of Tennessee with many of our coaches and connect with our fans to thank them for the role they play in the success of Tennessee Athletics and our university as a whole,” Tennessee AD John Currie said via school release. “We’ve revamped our traditional caravan format and have reshaped it to reflect the type of event that will allow us to give our fans a personal, fun experience and provide a greater opportunity for engagement. We also feel it’s important to utilize these events as a way to celebrate and support UT students from each of these communities.”
The event, which usually features head coaches from many of Tennessee’s athletic programs, such as football coach Butch Jones and men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes, has long been as staple in the state’s summer months.
According to the university, it will be a more interactive event than in years past with the opportunity for “family-friendly activities at each Big Orange Caravan event include music, a prize wheel, Smokey the mascot, a photo booth with a Neyland Stadium backdrop, cornhole, a social media station, free popcorn, face painting and more.”
Here’s a look at the dates, times and particulars for the Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville stops. The Tri-Cities event is still in the planning stages.