A Decade In, Big Ears is Part of Knoxville

The Big Ears Festival made its latest lineup announcement yesterday and, as always, the list includes luminaries in numerous musical genres all assembling for the festival next March. You can find the full list here, but even better, you can find samples of the work of each of the artists by clicking their photographs. I […]

New Downtown Building Offered for Best Use

Last week I got a message that a person I did not know had purchased a downtown building I’d never noticed and I was asked if I’d be interested in taking a look. We made arrangements to meet at 621 Lamar Street. For reference, this is just behind Knoxville High Independent Living, and within sight […]

2018 Veteran’s Day Parade: Spotlight on the E.T. Bucketeers

As I walked through the rain toward the spot where I was to rendezvous with the East Tennessee Bucketeers before the Veteran’s Day Parade, I heard the soundtrack from my youth and a surprising song coming from a truck where an aging veteran sat waiting out the rain. Perhaps a bit more than ironic, as […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/11 – 11/20/2018)

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 […]

Business Closings and Openings: How Are We Doing?

My readership goes up on the days I announce a new business opening. I’ve never tracked it to be certain, but I think maybe it goes even higher when we have a closing, especially if it is a large or well-known business. In fact, despite the fact that readership of this website has increased every […]