Mardi Growl 2020: My Favorite Forty Photographs

Mardi Growl happened this past Saturday along Gay Street and the Urban family joined in the fun. It’s one of a number of happy downtown events that brings smiles all around, and it unofficially kicks off Festival Season in the city. The point isn’t really what I might or might not say about it, the […]

Knox Box Karaoke is Coming to Gay Street

    In a culture that increasingly yearns for sharing fun experiences with friends, Knox Box Karaoke will offer just that later this spring when it opens at 522 South Gay Street, Suite 102. Not only does it add a new experience downtown, joining the arcade at Harrogate’s Lounge, bowling at Maple Hall, axe throwing […]

Knoxville Christmas Parade 2019, Part Two

As promised, here’s a second round of photographs from this year’s Christmas Parade. I’ll just leave it to the photographs on this round. Hint: This batch ends with a fat guy with a white beard.

Downtown TVA Credit Union Develops Plan to Move

Rumors have circulated for some months that the downtown TVA Credit Union, currently located at the corner of Gay Street and Wall Avenue, has plans to move. While contracts have yet to be finalized for a purchase of the building, steps have been taken for the credit union to purchase and occupy 31 Market Square, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

If you were anywhere near downtown Knoxville this weekend, you saw lots of green. Large green hats, green beads and glasses, people dressed in green and dogs dressed in green and even beverages adopting the traditional color of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations everywhere. It’s an interesting cultural phenomenon that I’m not sure has any parallel. […]