Welcome to Big Ears: A Guide to Knoxville’s Changes Since Last You Visited!

A year ago I welcomed our Big Ears guests back to an entirely different city, pointing out the amazing changes that had happened in our downtown area since the last time they’d visited. I was shocked at the changes and I only referenced what I’d written about. Sometimes looking at it all laid out in […]

Tennessee Valley Bicycles Moves to a New Downtown Home

  As downtown businesses go in our current era, Tennessee Valley Bicycles is a long-timer. (Complete profile here) With stores, restaurants and businesses of various sorts proliferating almost faster than we can keep track, TVB has been on Magnolia – now at it’s third spot in the same building – for almost ten years. Previously […]

Leon Bridges at the Tennessee (and a Big Ears Winner)

I couldn’t let the week end without popping out some of the photos of the excellent Leon Bridges show. If you love soulful vocals with a splash of panache, he’s your man. I lean on my man Rusty Odom (of Blank Newspaper) to keep me up with artists I need to hear and he turned […]

Your 2016 Festival Guide is Here!

It’s that time of year, again. I wrote my Festival Season preview several weeks later last year, but already I’ve had people asking why the Festival Planner tab at the top of this page lists last year’s events. And this year’s festivals start earlier with a new festival just two weekends from now. One of […]

Fifteen Friday Photographs

I’m going to ease into the weekend with my Friday fifteen. If there is a theme to these photographs, it might be that spring is peaking out from under the covers just a little bit at long last. People are dancing, marching, drumming and generally just getting back out by any means necessary. Get out […]