Second Bell Festival 2019 Features Sunshine and Amazing Music

I cannot lie. It was hot. That said, it didn’t rain, or more accurately, storm, like it did last year. Hydration was a priority and water was free for most of the day. There was a bit more shade, the food was good, the drinks were great. Staff and all the various sound and other […]

A Homecoming at the The Corner Lounge

It was one of those special Knoxville nights. You know the kind: Great people you know gather with new friends to celebrate something essential to our city. Music is one of the ways we make this happen. Last Friday night at the Corner Lounge was one of those very special moments. The announced show featured, […]

Waynestock Seven Highlights the Weekend with Hugs and Great Music

Waynestock started six years ago as a tip of the hat to Wayne Bledsoe who had recently lost his son. Wayne had done so much to help the local music community and they wanted to give back. Not originally planned as a running festival, a second year focused on helping the family of Phil Pollard […]

Rhythm n Blooms Kick-off and Day One

I realize that the sensible journalistic move here would be to do one article re-capping the Rhythm n Blooms Festival: Sum it up, mention a highlight or two, throw in half a dozen photographs and move on. I, however, being neither a proper journalist and some would say not so sensible, just won’t/can’t do it. […]

Bliss Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday

It’s hard to say exactly when downtown began its re-emergence. The Old City flickered with life a bit around 1990, but faded again for a while. The Mercury Theater and Tomato Head pretty much held down Market Square for a long time. Even the early 2000’s found both the square and downtown in general languishing […]