Category Archives: Downtown

Tour shows amazing options for downtown living

Want to know what it’s like to live downtown? Take the Downtown Home Tour when it rolls around next year — or keep reading to see what was on this year’s Home Tour. The beauty of it is that you … Continue reading

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma calls East Tennessee ‘paradise’

“I thought I was in paradise, except that I’m not dead yet!” exclaimed superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma during his appearance at World’s Fair Park on Friday night, referring to the beauty and culture he discovered in the Appalachian Mountains and … Continue reading

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A retirement that’s hard to celebrate; but we tried!

Downtowners — residents and business owners — attended a festive party at Radius Rooftop Lounge recently to celebrate Rick Emmett’s retirement from his position as downtown coordinator for the City of Knoxville. But I think I speak for everyone when … Continue reading

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Mardi Growl ’23: You can’t stop smiling!

There are few happier places to be in Knoxville than at the annual Mardi Growl parade and festival benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center. This year’s event was held last Saturday at World’s Fair Park, after a parade from the Old City. … Continue reading

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A jaunt to Scotland — without leaving Knoxville

A packed Scottish pub. Scotch eggs. Four kinds of Scotch whisky. And Scottish music – with a couple of tangos thrown in for good measure. That’s what the sold-out “Scotch and Strings” fundraiser at Boyd’s Jig and Reel offered participants … Continue reading

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Does your doc rock? These do!

Hey, I like attending a fancy fundraiser at a swanky country club as much as the next person. But, sometimes, something a little different is what the doctor ordered! Case in point: Doc Rock, a battle of bands, whose members … Continue reading

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Here’s to 2023 — and an amazing Knoxville eatery!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends at J.C. Holdway gave us an opportunity to not only contemplate what 2023 would hold for us, but also for this downtown Knoxville gem. Eight of us made reservations on the first day — … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: the most fun outside New Orleans!

We felt as if we had gone to New Orleans last Saturday — and we never even left downtown Knoxville. Here’s why. The historic Bijou Theatre had a Mardi Gras theme for its annual Jubilee, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser of … Continue reading

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Lynne Fugate kicks off City Council re-election race with politically diverse support — and fun!

If you stepped into the bright and noisy rooftop lounge at the downtown Hyatt Place hotel last night, you might have known you were at a political event — if only by the number of politicians present. But you would … Continue reading

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Kids get shoes, school supplies — and smiles!

About 6,000 people packed Caswell Park on Saturday for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources. The back-to-school bash — … Continue reading

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