Knoxville Brands Itself as “The Maker City”

When you think about Memphis, you think about barbecue, blues and Elvis. Nashville? Country music. Chattanooga? Gigabytes. Knoxville? Hello, Knoxville? We don’t have a singular identity that people generally identify quickly. “Gateway to the Smokies?” Do we want our identity to be that you can quickly get from us to another place? One alternative capitalizes […]

A Downtown Business Expands, Opens at a New Address

As the “maker” scene spreads and expands around the city, one business that’s been around quite a while recently moved in order to expand – and they could already use more space. It seems Knoxville wants to make things in a big way. Mighty Mud recently moved from its four-year home on McCalla Avenue to […]

Hola Festival 2017

It’s always a fun event. I’ve loved it for years and Urban Girl, and now, Urban Boy have grown up with it. The Hola Festival, in its eighteenth year, has become not only an opportunity for our neighbors to display their Latin traditions, it has become a tradition in many of our families. In its […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/17 – 9/26/2017)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

New Restaurant Opens on Gay Street

It’s an interesting spot for a restaurant. It has the Gay Street address, but you have to look closely. Tucked back into a beautiful alleyway that runs along the southern side of the East Tennessee History Center, it’s a quaint, charming spot, but it may require more work to have it be noticed. Phil Tessier, […]