An Urban Weekend in Downtown Knoxville

Sometimes a weekend comes along which encapsulates a large swath of the urban living experience. The simple range of what one encounters in an active downtown area is an attraction in itself. The weekend doesn’t have to include fireworks or festivals. Simple, common experiences cumulatively illustrate why so many of us are attracted to an […]

2015 International Biscuit Festival May Be The Best So Far

The sixth annual International Biscuit Festival has come and gone and, according to the website, as many as 20,000 people took part. I wouldn’t hazard a guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was, indeed, that many people. But there was a huge difference this year: Even with the massive crowds, movement through the […]

Waynestock 2014, Night One

It’s nearly 12:30 AM as I’m writing this post, so you’ll see more photographs than words so I can get a little sleep before I go to work in a few hours. Tonight marked the kick-off of the fourth annual Waynestock Festival. It’s a great event benefiting various charities each year. For a $5 per […]

A Tale of Two Movies

I saw a couple of movies this past week. There are a couple of things which are very strange about this fact. One is that I very, very rarely go out to a movie. I find them too expensive, loud and, generally, the ones I’d want to see are at Downtown West while our Downtown […]

Knoxville’s Bob Dylan Birthday Bash 2013

An amazing evening of music filled Market Square last Friday night. It was First Friday and after some debate, I decided to plant myself on Market Square and listen to music rather than catch some of the wonderful events scattered about the city. I’m sorry I missed some of those things, but the Dylan Birthday […]