Downtown News, Fun and Giveaways

There has been so much going on downtown recently, that an article a day just doesn’t get it all in. I’m going to cover a lot of ground in this article and each item won’t necessarily have a lot to do with the other, so hang on and we’ll try to take it all in […]

Five Plus Six Jazz Ensemble

Knoxville is a jazz-rich city. It shouldn’t logically have a jazz scene at all. As an Appalachian city our heritage runs in other directions from old time to bluegrass, from a bit of blues to country, our musical heritage is similar to other locals in our region, if a bit more impressive than most. But […]

Outdoor Free Jazz Comes to an End for the Season

The Jazz on the Square series has to be one of the best things about downtown Knoxville every summer. Most Tuesday and Thursday nights Vance Thompson, Greg Tardy, Kenneth Brown, Keith Brown and Clint Mullican have kept us entertained since last June. The music is world class: Vance Thompson heads the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Greg […]

Some Nights You Just Have to Love This City

I’d intended to write about business today, but I’ll delay that until tomorrow. Today I need to express the complete wonder of last night in our city. Yesterday I encouraged everyone to come out to support the addition of several groups, including sexual-orientation to our non-discrimination ordinance. The issue had gotten negative attention in the […]