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 […]

Second Bell Festival Expands Lineup, Announces Festival Plans

The Second Bell Festival, produced by Blank Newspaper is taking a more definitive shape as the August 18 event draws closer. I sat down with Blank’s owner and editor, Rusty Odom, to get the details on the first festival to be held in Knoxville’s newest park, Suttree Landing Park, and the first in south Knoxville. […]

“The Man Who Lives Here is Loony,” Explores Psychological Depths with Jazzy Wordplay

It’s the kind of artistic encounter that inspires extended rumination and conversation. It rolls around inside your head for days, shifts shapes and turns again, rearing its head at unexpected moments. A quote comes to mind. A gesture. I settled in with Rusty Odom of Blank Newspaper to discuss, “The Man Who lives Here is […]