Memorial Day Weekend in Knoxville: The World Visits, a Trip Back in Time, a Castle Opens and more

I hope each of you had a great holiday weekend. There were so many really cool things happening around downtown that it’s hard to cover it all. I enjoyed time with my family and I hope you did, too. My weekend hit an unexpected glitch when my computer decided it was too tired to continue. […]

Saturday Sounds: Dixieghost, Blond Bones and Jubal

Today we’re going to look at three very different local bands and what they are up to. I saw Dixieghost recently at Scruffy City Hall on the 6 O’Clock Swerve and Jubal opened for Blond Bone at their CD release party at Flow. Most weeks in Knoxville feature more great music than any one person […]

11th Annual Dylan Bash Draws a Large, Happy Crowd

The Bob Dylan Birthday Bash is one of those rare times of the year when I allow myself to take a First Friday and just settle in for an event I love, though there are often many other fine events happening around the city. It was certainly the case last Friday night, but I pitched […]

Blankfest, Biscuit Fest, Book Fest, Bob Fest: They Just Keep Coming

Residents of downtown Knoxville might be forgiven if they suffer from a little festival fatigue this time of year. We’ve had Earthfest, Outdoorfest, the Dogwood Arts Festival, the Rhythm and Blooms Festival and the Rossini Festival. That’s a festival each for environmentalism, outdoor recreation, the arts, the specific art of music and the specific music […]