The Knoxville


The Town Where Music Thrives

Nashville may be known as “Music City,” due to its county music industry, but the fact is, Tennessee has four “music cities.” The world knows Memphis as the town that fostered blues, soul, and early rock ‘n’ roll, and Bristol is known for the 1927 recording sessions that resulted in its moniker the…

Read More

10 Things to Know About Market Square

Historic Market Square is the heart of downtown Knoxville. It’s a must-do for any visitor to our city, and we’re happy to tell you why! But you can’t know the present if you don’t know the past, so we’ll start with a brief history lesson to get your bearings. 1. Market Square History The history of…

Read More

Big Ears Festival - Why Knoxville?

The Comet is Coming by Fabrice Bourgelle courtesy Big Ears Why do people come to Knoxville from all 50 states and nearly two dozen countries – traveling hundreds, even thousands of miles – filling our downtown hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, sidewalks and venues for four days or more – to attend…

Read More

10 Free Things to Do in Knoxville

Looking for something to do but short on cash? We’ve got lots of free things to do in Knoxville. Check out this list and read on for more ideas! An absolute must on this list is Ijams. This nature center in South Knoxville is part of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, the popular yet never crowded…

Read More

World's Fair Music

Knoxville has always been a music town, but the 1982 World’s Fair helped finally bring Knoxville into the musical spotlight. Read on and click through the links to hear some tunes on YouTube! Many great artists performed at the Fair, from Hollywood legend Bob Hope to classical greats Isaac Stern…

Read More

1982 Playlist

This post is part of a series on the Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair that was held in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more posts and information about…

Read More