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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waynestock III, Night Two

The first night set the bar high and the second night met the challenge. Paige Travis hosted and the night started off with a bit of an International flair with Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego. Kukuly Uriarte has called Knoxville home for some years, but was born in Buenos Aires, which is a long way […]

Waynestock III, Night One

The third annual Waynestock is history and the event delivered great music, great fun and feel-good vibes all around. The event started two years ago as a way to honor local music critic Wayne Bledsoe in the wake of the tragic loss of his son, Andrew, who was a local musician. The following year a […]