VISIT KNOXVILLE’S “SUNSPHERE SUNDAYS” TAKES OVER WORLD’S FAIR PARK THIS OCTOBER
COIN, Dawes, The Lone Bellow and St. Paul and The Broken Bones Tapped
to Headline this Must-See Concert Series
Visit Knoxville has joined forces with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Born & Raised Productions to host “Sunsphere Sundays”—a four-part concert series on the performance lawn at World’s Fair Park in October, complete with food and beverage vendors and more. Tickets start at just $10 and are ON SALE NOW. Shows are sold individually. A portion of all sales benefit the Sunsphere Fund, so come join the fun!
General Admission $10
VIP Tickets $30 (Limited)
Pods (8 People) $60 per ticket (Limited)
Since their 2016 breakthrough single “Talk Too Much,” COIN have continually turned out sublimely catchy alt-pop, equally built on effervescent hooks and an understated complexity. With that dynamic earning them a passionate following, the Nashville-based trio have spent much of the past few years bringing their sing-along-heavy live set to frenzied crowds across the globe.
The band, comprised of Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synthesizers), Ryan Winnen (drums), and Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals) came together in 2012 while studying at Belmont University. Now at work on their third full-length effort, COIN are embracing their pop instincts more fully than ever.
In every show, COIN aim to remove the barrier between band and audience, ultimately creating a nearly familial connection with the crowd - a mission that traces back to their increasingly self-reliant and uncompromising approach to their artistry.
Los Angeles based rock band Dawes began their journey back in 2009. Brothers Taylor Goldsmith (guitar, vocals), Griffin Goldsmith
(drums, vocals) Wylie Gelber (sweet sweet bass) and Lee Pardini (keys, vocals) have played with, for, and against some of rock n’ roll’s most illustrious icons.
With Good Luck With Whatever, their seventh studio album, recorded at the historic RCA studios in Nashville, Dawes sets a tone all its own. The album unfurls with the crunchy chordal cadence of what could only be Goldsmith’s guitar. It’s an unfiltered photograph of a band doing what they do best. A culmination of their entire catalogue and career all wrapped up in nine tracks. If you don’t know Dawes by now, you will never, never, never know them. Ask any scientist and they’ll tell you one thing… you can’t fake chemistry.
SPECIAL GUEST MYRON ELKINS
THE LONE BELLOW
The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base.
The group’s first two albums graced the Billboard 200. Half Moon Light is the band’s highly anticipated new album. With earthy three-part harmonies and songwriting as provocative as it is honest, the trio made up of Brian, lead vocalist Zach Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin creates sparks that make a stranger’s life matter or bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back. The result is The Lone Bellow’s most sophisticated work to date.
The stories behind the songs matter––but they aren’t what matters most. In the end, The Lone Bellow’s music needs no explanation. Just listening offers a salve and a shelter.
SPECIAL GUEST ELENOWEN
ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones formed in 2012, releasing their debut album Half the City in 2014 and its follow up, 2016’s Sea of Noise, to much acclaim. Those strong efforts helped place them on the national scene, and the band worked hard to prove they were no mere retro-soul band.
The fearless showmanship of singer Paul Janeway, combined with thoughtful lyrics and dedication to his performance soon became the band’s calling card. It paired with the inventive and skillful direction of co-band leader Jesse Phillips (bass and guitar) and a full eight-man roster comprised of some of the best young instrumentalists in the South: Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Amari Ansari (saxophone), who replaced Jason Mingledorff following the album’s recording.
With his band’s new album, Young Sick Camellia, Janeway has created a space for St. Paul & The Broken Bones to rival any forward-thinking band making music today.
SPECIAL GUEST CECE COAKLEY
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