Carpetbag Theatre: 50 Years Under Knoxville’s Radar, Five Decades on a National Stage

Quick: Name the oldest Knoxville organization you’ve heard of, but really don’t know much about. The Carpetbag Theatre might be a contestant for most of us. What other local organization has been around for half-a-century and, yet, somehow, we just don’t know much about them? In an interesting twist, that very organization is well known […]

Waynestock 2019

It’s one of my favorite musical events of the year and I know I’m not alone as I’ve heard others say the same. It’s tribal, but it’s open. Artists play one after the other for three nights, but there is no competition. It’s all about the hugs and an annual chance to support each other […]

The Dogwood Arts Festival Fills Downtown with Beauty and Fun

It’s sort of like the grand finale of a fireworks show. We’ll have more festivals as the summer and fall move along, but the most intense portion of festival season has come and gone and it ends in spectacular fashion with the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. It really starts months ahead of time […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2017 is a Spectacular, Sprawling Success

I’ve been a bit slow getting this out and I appreciate your patience. After shooting over 1100 photographs and taking in about twenty-five hours of premium entertainment over a fifty-hour period of time I was happy and exhausted with big plans to get an article out Monday afternoon. Then Urban Boy got sick. Suddenly, I […]