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. […]

Sevier Avenue Streetscape Project Input Deadline Approaches

Dawn Michelle Foster, Knoxville’s Redevelopment Director, said the project has been “on the docket,” since 2009. Nearly a decade later, the project has subsequently been broken into smaller pieces. Suttree Landing Park was a portion of the original master plan and it has largely been completed. Still, nearly a decade out, the heart of the […]

Suttree Landing Park Officially Opens on the South Waterfront

I wasn’t able to make the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, but curious about Suttree Landing Park, I took the ten minute bike ride from the heart of downtown and across the river. Signage hasn’t been placed, so the first trick was figuring out how to enter the park. There are two entrances, with the first […]