Good People Making Good Things Happen, Part Two

Let’s start the week with a look at some of the other good people who spoke at last week’s Pecha Kucha and some of the good work they are doing. Also, remember to tune in this this Thursday night for another round of inspirational talks by your fellow citizens to hear about the good things […]

Second Bell Sofa Soiree Set for Saturday to Raise Money for Local Bands and Businesses

As Rusty Odom, Editor of Blank Newspaper, watched the growing storm of the Coronavirus, he began thinking of ways to make the struggle a bit easier. “Necessity requires invention. We can’t let this thing rob us of our creativity.” As the producer of Second Bell Music Festival the last two years and Blankfest in the […]

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 […]

Second Bell Rings in Its Second Year at Suttree Landing Park

  Last August something happened that had never happened before: South Knoxville, on the southern bank of the Tennessee River, with the backdrop of the city skyline, played host to its first ever music festival. Second Bell, the brainchild of Rusty Odom of Blank Newspaper, brought two stages and ten hours of music in a […]

Second Bell Festival Hits All the Right Notes

Any new idea or first time venture brings potential pitfalls. If that venture is an outdoor festival, it brings the risk of bad weather or other potential issues that could derail the entire event. While bad weather did threaten (forecasts were for 90% chance of rain, with over an inch expected), Second Bell Festival went […]