Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/12 – 1/21/2020)

  If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll […]

Downtown Knoxville Alliance Poised to Usher the City into a New Era

When I moved into downtown Knoxville in 2009 and stumbled into the Central Business Improvement District, now re-branded as the Downtown Knoxville Alliance,  it was already sixteen years old. Formed in 1993 during some of downtown’s most difficult years, the purpose was to pool a small tax on downtown residents and businesses and leverage that […]

Jack Neely Offers Series on Knoxville History at Church Street United Methodist Church

Many of us greatly enjoy the columns and various lectures and walking tours led by Jack Neely. Starting Sunday you’ll have a chance to hear him speak for an hour each week for four weeks. It’s a part of Church Street United Methodist’s celebration of 200 years as a congregation and it includes weekly tours […]

City People Home Tour 2015, Part One

So many things are happening downtown just on the weekends, that it’s hard to keep up. The City People Home Tour is one of the most important, in my opinion. It gives a wide audience the opportunity to sample some examples of downtown living and to experience the wide variety of living situations in the […]

September 2012 First Friday (and the weekend): What to Do!

It appears that First Friday in the city will remain warm, but a cold front will assert itself by Saturday ushering in the temperatures that make you want to reach out and embrace east Tennessee. It’s a good thing, because there will be more to do downtown than any  human could possibly cover. Let’s start […]