Second Bell Festival 2019 Features Sunshine and Amazing Music

I cannot lie. It was hot. That said, it didn’t rain, or more accurately, storm, like it did last year. Hydration was a priority and water was free for most of the day. There was a bit more shade, the food was good, the drinks were great. Staff and all the various sound and other […]

Second Bell Rings in Its Second Year at Suttree Landing Park

  Last August something happened that had never happened before: South Knoxville, on the southern bank of the Tennessee River, with the backdrop of the city skyline, played host to its first ever music festival. Second Bell, the brainchild of Rusty Odom of Blank Newspaper, brought two stages and ten hours of music in a […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2019: The Look Back

A wonderful edition of the annual Rhythm n Blooms, presented by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, has come and gone leaving festival goers exhausted and, hopefully, with a satisfying fill of their music craving for a while. By many measures this was the most successful in the run, with the first sell-out in its […]

Signs of Winter, Holidays and the Season to Come

Yesterday, as I pulled on my parka, buttoned up, pulled on the hood and stepped outside, the freezing temperatures stung me like a hard accusation. As my breath curled and furled around me, freezing to my unshaven stubble, I cursed the cold. Stepping gingerly over patches of ice I stepped onto the city streets in […]

TVA Continues to Pursue Sale of Towers – Accepting Comments (Plus a Plug and a Giveaway)

Today I’m going to give you several quick hitters as we approach the weekend. First, it’s been several months since the announcement that TVA would offer its towers for sale. I wrote about it in May, dreaming a bit about what might happen. I called it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I still feel it could […]