Category Archives: Downtown

Kellie Harper receives rousing welcome at reception

Even though it’s not football or basketball time in Tennessee, local stores may have noticed a run on orange clothing and accessories recently. That’s because five area companies banded together to host a community welcome reception for new Lady Vols … Continue reading

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Symphony League’s ShowHouse: a downtown stunner

If you want to see the latest in downtown living, now’s your chance. The Knoxville Symphony League opened its 2019 Designer ShowHouse last week at Regas Square, and you can get a peek into the very latest in home design … Continue reading

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Marriott opens two new hotels in downtown Knox

A festive ribbon-cutting and reception last week celebrated the opening of the new Courtyard and Residence Inn Knoxville Downtown on the site of the former News-Sentinel building. The unique property features rooms and amenities to fit every type of visitor … Continue reading

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No auction, no speeches = best fundraiser ever!

  I know folks at our local and beloved nonprofits work really hard to put together great silent and live auctions for their events. And I know they work really hard on the remarks they want to make. I appreciate … Continue reading

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Table for 200, please!

Credit where credit is due: That headline actually is a comment that someone named Amber Crouse posted to Facebook on a picture from the Long Table Dinner, which is what this blog post is about. But it is so appropriate, … Continue reading

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Oompa Loompas, cats and blue men! What a season!

The Tennessee Theatre unveiled next year’s season of Broadway musical offerings on Monday with a preview and reception on the stage of the historic venue. More than 200 people attended to nosh on appetizers, enjoy a beverage and hear two … Continue reading

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Soiree: a delicious downtown development

If you are looking for something really different and fun to do with a group of friends, I’ve got you covered! Have you been to Soiree yet? It’s a combination of a cooking class/private dinner in a charming little spot … Continue reading

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I miss Big Ears! Do you? Maybe this recap will help.

The streets of downtown Knoxville seemed unusually quiet this Monday after the Big Ears Festival closed Sunday night. The truth is that they weren’t any less crowded than on any other Monday. It’s just that the comparison was stark to … Continue reading

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It’s Big Ears time in Tennessee!

The Big Ears Festival opened on Thursday and thousands of folks flooded into downtown Knoxville. They came from 48 states — including Alaska and Hawaii — and 21 foreign countries. (The only states not represented: Idaho and Nebraska.) It was … Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin 2019: It was love, all right!

L’Amour du Vin, in its 16th year and held this past weekend at the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA), is among our community’s most successful fundraisers. Benefiting the museum and aided in a big way by the chefs and staff … Continue reading

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