Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (7/15 – 7/24/2018)

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 […]

“Lost Tales of Scruffy City” Series Published Today

Scott West has published a set of four books in the series, “Lost Tales of Scruffy City: Unauthorized Walking Tour.” Designed as a self-guided walking tour, the series takes a look at the darker side of Knoxville history, proclaiming on the cover, “Great cities are built on great crimes.” The first expectation of those who […]

Lauderdale Design Group: Spreading Good Design to the 100 Block

Lauderdale Design Group may be the best known downtown business that you’ve never heard of. The group is responsible for literally millions of dollars worth of design work on UT campus, particularly in the athletic department and has operated for over a decade. I sat with Joy Lauderdale to explore the journey that led her […]

Second Bell Festival Expands Lineup, Announces Festival Plans

The Second Bell Festival, produced by Blank Newspaper is taking a more definitive shape as the August 18 event draws closer. I sat down with Blank’s owner and editor, Rusty Odom, to get the details on the first festival to be held in Knoxville’s newest park, Suttree Landing Park, and the first in south Knoxville. […]

Tommy Trent’s Old Tyme Sports Bar to Open Soon

It’s not as if Scott and Bernadette West need something more to do with their time. In addition to operating Preservation Pub and Scruffy City Hall and, along with family, Uncorked and Earth to Old City, they’ve got construction underway at 26 Market Square for Bernadette’s Crystal Barrooms set to open in September. They’ve also […]