Occupy Knoxville/ Occupy Wall Street Protest Shakes Up First Friday

 Occupy Knoxville, Krutch Park, October 2011 Occupy Knoxville, Krutch Park, October 2011 It’s not as if First Friday was cancelled due to an onslaught of protesters, but it certainly altered the tenor of the night. The gathering was slated for Krutch Park at 6:00 PM and I got there a few minutes later. The […]

Tennessee Valley Kennel Club Dog Show in Krutch Park

Cute Girl, Flowers and Dog, Krutch Park, Knoxville Putting them through their paces, TVKC Dog Show, Krutch Park, Knoxville I’ve traveled downtown on a semi-regular basis for twenty-five years and on a very regular basis for the last thirteen. I’ve lived downtown for two years and written about the experience in this blog for nearly a […]

August 2011, First Friday

Buskers and Dancers on Market Square Matt at Downtown Wine pours free samples, Gay Street, Knoxville My biggest complaint against First Friday is that it ends too early. With most events starting at 7:00 and most shops and activities stopping at 9:00, it’s tough to really enjoy everything as much as I’d like. Would it […]

First Friday Finale

I wrapped up First Friday by re-tracing some of my steps back down Gay Street, through Market Square and back into Krutch Park. Options dwindle as the evening wears on because venues start closing, but I’ll deal with that issue more completely, later. I ran into a guy playing a new looking, though inexpensive guitar, […]

First Friday, Uptown Beginning

Planned Parenthood’s “Framed Choices,” Market Square, Knoxville, May 2011  Part of the fun of First Friday is the events you are certain you want to hit. Part of the fun is the random surprise along the way. This First Friday held a few surprises, fantastic weather and plenty of people letting their freak flag fly. […]