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 […]

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 […]

Waynestock 2014, Night One

It’s nearly 12:30 AM as I’m writing this post, so you’ll see more photographs than words so I can get a little sleep before I go to work in a few hours. Tonight marked the kick-off of the fourth annual Waynestock Festival. It’s a great event benefiting various charities each year. For a $5 per […]

Knoxville’s Bob Dylan Birthday Bash 2013

An amazing evening of music filled Market Square last Friday night. It was First Friday and after some debate, I decided to plant myself on Market Square and listen to music rather than catch some of the wonderful events scattered about the city. I’m sorry I missed some of those things, but the Dylan Birthday […]

Waynestock III, Night Two

The first night set the bar high and the second night met the challenge. Paige Travis hosted and the night started off with a bit of an International flair with Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego. Kukuly Uriarte has called Knoxville home for some years, but was born in Buenos Aires, which is a long way […]