Meet Your Favorite Band You’ve Never Heard Before: The Black Lillies Play Two Nights at the Bijou This Week

I met Cruz Contreras last week to talk about the upcoming Black Lillies shows at the Bijou, this Saturday and Sunday nights (tickets here) and the twisting, turning – and mostly touring – road that has brought the band to this point in their careers. They are at once better known nationally and internationally than […]

Legacy Parks Celebrates Ten Years of Making East Tennessee a Better Place

Carol Evans speaks with steady assurance when discussing the plans and goals for the Legacy Parks Foundation. “Recreation, for us, is land preservation. Our focus is protecting our land and waterways. We have a large number of parks and views, but a priority is to better connect people to these amenities.” Carol’s family, like many […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2015: Day 2

Day two was a sweet spot for a lot of people in that complete exhaustion hadn’t set in, but most people kind of had their groove on. Jackson Avenue had to be one the friendliest and fun streets in the world for a few hours. And people from all over the world were present. After […]

Black Lillies CD Release Party at the Tennessee Theatre

Knoxville continues to enjoy lovely spring weather: rain, wind, clouds, warm then cold temperatures and sporadic snow. It’s the kind of spring that makes you want to stay inside where it’s warm, which is what a packed house did on Saturday night at the Tennessee Theatre. After a year away, the Black Lillies returned home […]

Knoxville’s Rhythm and Blooms, Friday

While chalk artists were assembling downtown and preparing and then plying their trade, there was art of a more aural sort happening, as well. Rhythm and Blooms is a sprawling, three-day affair that happens in businesses and more traditional downtown concert venues all around the Uptown area. After two days in the city, it concludes […]