Asian Festival and Blankfest Highlight Upcoming Weekend

It’s hard for me to pick a good weekend to leave town. When I realized recently that I would need to be away for a couple of days, I deliberately chose to be here for the Asian Festival and Blankfest next weekend. More about those below, but the weekend I chose, the on that just […]

The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/16 – 8/25/2015)

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 […]

Blankfest, Biscuit Fest, Book Fest, Bob Fest: They Just Keep Coming

Residents of downtown Knoxville might be forgiven if they suffer from a little festival fatigue this time of year. We’ve had Earthfest, Outdoorfest, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Rhythm and Blooms Festival and the Rossini Festival. That’s a festival each for environmentalism, outdoor recreation, the arts, the specific art of music and the specific music […]

An Interview with Rusty Odom of Blank Newspaper and BlankFest

It’s hard to find someone more rooted in East Tennessee than Rusty Odom. Born in Johnson City, raised in Strawberry Plains and now living in South Knoxville, he’s east Tennessee’s own. And he characterizes all the charm and warmth we like to think our area exemplifies. A few seconds after meeting him I felt like […]