Category Archives: Events

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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New Dave & Buster’s means food, fun and games

The ribbon cutting was today at the newest Dave & Buster’s location, which is in Sevierville at Millers Landing shopping center just across the Parkway from Tanger Outlets. Moxley Carmichael helped with public relations for the opening of the action-packed … Continue reading

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Dining on pinto beans at Blackberry Farm. No kidding.

Blackberry Farm, of course, is the elegantly rustic Relais & Chateaux property located on 4,200 acres in Walland adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A 45-minute drive from downtown Knoxville, it features gourmet dining as well as rooms … 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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KMA’s Artist’s Luncheon: a Friday of fabulousness

While L’Amour du Vin would seem to be about wine, the whole long weekend really is about art. L’Amour du Vin, a wine dinner with a visiting chef, a visiting vintner and a visiting artist, is the single largest fundraiser … 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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