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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Big Ears Festival - Why Knoxville?

The Comet is Coming by Fabrice Bourgelle courtesy Big Ears Why do people come to Knoxville from 48 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 the…

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