Your 2016 Festival Guide is Here!

It’s that time of year, again. I wrote my Festival Season preview several weeks later last year, but already I’ve had people asking why the Festival Planner tab at the top of this page lists last year’s events. And this year’s festivals start earlier with a new festival just two weekends from now. One of […]

The 2014 Rossini Festival Fills Gay Street and Beyond

I paced myself a little better this weekend, lying low on Friday night, facing the taxman on Sunday. In between, however, downtown Knoxville was a complete circus. With tens of thousands expected for the Rossini Festival presented by Knoxville Opera and tens of thousands expected for the Orange and White game, it promised to be […]