2023 Vestival Returns Saturday, May 13, 2023 • 12pm - 5pm
4450 Candoro Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37920
Vestal Arts and Heritage Association is proud to host the return of Vestival, an annual arts and music festival held on the Candoro Marble Company grounds. Vestal provides a diverse cultural and artistic event to the general public with an emphasis placed on serving the citizens of the Vestal community in South Knoxville. Vestal was once a vibrant industrial community when the Vestal Lumber Company and the Candoro Marble Works were major industrial organizations.
Here are the top 3 reasons you should make VESTIVAL a MUST ATTEND this May:
Enjoy Great TalentBack to Top of List
Vestival is BACK with a great lineup of musical talent for this year’s event with headliner the Tennessee Sheiks! Other musical performances include Tim Woody, All Signs Point North, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day and Zach Russell. In addition to the main stage, we will have local talent spread out across the Vestival grounds. The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association will be hosting a “Picker’s Tent” for beginners and advanced bluegrass musicians. A crowd favorite, Dragonfly Aerial Arts will be returning to wow the audience with a circus art performance.
Learn the History of the Candoro Marble BuildingBack to Top of List
The Candoro Marble Building, designed by renowned architect Charles Barber, is an important example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style. It celebrates the beauty of Tennessee Pink Marble and the skill of the master craftsmen who contributed to the site. Albert Milani sculpted many of the interior and exterior marble pieces, including the delicate ribbons carved into the bases of columns and the bold shield above the main entrance. Samuel Yellin, famous for ironwork seen throughout the country, crafted iron doors, gates, and hardware with elegant details underscoring his masterful control over his medium. The interior wall painting by Hugh Tyler in the vestibule follows the curved lines of the domed ceiling with its ornate acanthus leaves. The Candoro Marble Building is of local and national significance.