5 Reasons You Should Attend Vestival!
Date: 2022 Vestival Returns Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Candoro Marble, 4450 Candoro Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37920
The Candoro Arts and Heritage Center is proud to host the return of Vestival, an annual arts and music festival held on the Candoro Marble Company grounds. The Candoro Arts and Heritage Center works to preserve the history of the Candoro Marble Building and honor the history and legacy of Vestal and the Marble City. We collect the stories of those that grew up in the Vestal community and worked at the Candoro Marble Building and celebrate the rich cultural history of the community that built Knoxville.
Here are the top 5 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! 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” with two pick-along hours for beginners and advanced bluegrass musicians. A crowd favorite, Dragonfly Aerial Arts will be returning to wow the audience with two circus art performances. To top off the day, Cattywampus Puppet Council will be on the grounds with their incredible, larger-than-life puppets!
TALENT LINEUP SCHEDULE
Picker’s Tent (to the right of the Candoro building)
Picker’s tent will be run by the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association and will host two formal picking sessions:
11:30am - 12:30pm - Beginner’s Pickin’
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Advanced Pickin’
Roving Artists (to move around the Vestival grounds)
12:00 - 2:30pm - Cattywampus Puppet Council
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.
Support the CommunityBack to Top of List
Proceeds from the event go toward the preservation of the Candoro Arts and Heritage Center as well as future Vestivals and other programs that take place at the historic marble building. Vestival is a beloved event, and it is thanks to our wonderful supporters and attendees that this event has returned to the neighborhood!
Visit the Maker’s Market Right Down the Road!Back to Top of List
Sustainable Future Center’s Makers Market and Music event will be happening right down the road from Vestival on Saturday May 7, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with music, food, kids' activities, a permaculture demonstration site, and of course, creative things made by local people. Tours of SFC will be offered at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Come to learn more about all things permaculture, from solar panels to chickens!
Location: 201 Ogle Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920