Waynestock 2019

It’s one of my favorite musical events of the year and I know I’m not alone as I’ve heard others say the same. It’s tribal, but it’s open. Artists play one after the other for three nights, but there is no competition. It’s all about the hugs and an annual chance to support each other […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Quickly Turns to Christmas in the City

I hope you had a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving filled with friends and family and lots of love. I know some people dread the holidays for many different personal reasons and, for you, I hope the holiday provided you with good moments and that your worst fears weren’t realized. Holidays are a tricky business. Ours […]

Waynestock VI Delivers Great Music and Better Vibes

It is difficult to articulate to those who haven’t participated in Waynestock just what this gathering has meant from the beginning to the music community in Knoxville. Each year the anticipation for what has become a tribal gathering of sorts has only grown. The affection many of them have for each other is obvious in […]