Dancin’ in the Street: An International Street Fair with Local Flair

Preparations for Dancin’ in the Streets, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

Many of the fabulous events and startling moments available in the city come free of charge: music on the street, interesting people, unexpected turns of events. Sometimes the fabulous events come with a price tag, but sometimes the cause or event are worth the price.

Gathering for Dancin’ in the Streets, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

Such was the case Friday night when Dancin’ in the Street was the theme for a street fair to raise money for Knox Heritage. It was fun and a great success. The rain which had threatened all day held off until Saturday (sorry Vols), the music was excellent, thanks to smoking, soulful stylings of Jenna and the Accidentals and the food and friends were great.

Food is Ready, Dancin’  in the Streets, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010
Dancin’ in the Streets, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

The party was decorated with local art, international flags and sparkling lights in the courtyard beside Kendrick Place. I was the volunteer garbage man and I’m proud to report that around 140 people ate, drank and partied for four hours and produced only about one full bag of garbage, while probably fifteen bags full of plastic, paper and aluminum were recycled. 

Jenna and the Accidentals, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

The party is in full swing! Dancin’ in the Streets, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010
Beverages flowed into the night, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010
Guest Chatting, Dancin’ in the Street, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

Roughly $6000 was raised for Knox Heritage, a worthy organization that enriches us all. Why not join today? Just follow the link – and we’ll see you at the next fun event!

Jenna and the Accidentals, Kendrick Place, Knoxville, September 2010

Here’s a sample of Jenna and the Accidentals:

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