Christmas in the City kicks off Friday

City departments spend weeks preparing for the Christmas in the City season in downtown Knoxville. It’s a big production that involves tens of thousands of lights, swags of greenery, decorated windows and the pièce de résistance, the lighted 42-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Krutch Park Extension at Gay Street. All Christmas in the City events […]

In-Person Assistance Available for Enrollments

There’s not much time before the final December 15 deadline to get health coverage at It’s more important than ever that people understand their options and get the help they need to get covered and stay covered.   “There are new insurers in the market this year and it’s really important for people to know […]

TDOT halts lane closures on Tennessee highways during Thanksgiving Holiday

No lane closure activity for busy holiday travel period   Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped […]

VOL REPORT: Bowl, Pride on the Line in Final Week

~ From UTAD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee football team was back at practice at Haslam Field on Monday ready to prepare for its final opponent of the 2018 regular season. The Vols travel to Nashville to face the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network). With both teams at 5-6, the winner […]

Trees Knoxville Giving Away Trees

  Trees Knoxville’s 2018 Tree Give-Away is Saturday, December 1, 10am to noon or until the trees are gone.  The Knoxville Botanical Garden is hosting this give away (2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike.) Use the Boyd’s Bridge Pike entrance to the Knoxville Botanical Garden.  The giveaway is open to residents and businesses of Knoxville and Knox […]

Thanksgiving Potluck Supper & Old Harp Singing

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm   Jubilee Community Arts and the Epworth Old Harp Singers host the annual Thanksgiving get together.  A potluck supper will be followed by a community singing from the New Harp of Columbia. Shape note singing has a long history in East Tennessee and the Epworth Old Harp Singers are actively carrying […]

Barbershop Christmas Concert December 1

The Smokyland Sound Chorus and the Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church of KARNS are pleased to announce a Barbershop Style Christmas concert at the church on Saturday evening the 1st of December. The headliner quartet for the concert will be the Rocky Toppers of the Knoxville metro area.  They were “runners up” for championship quartet […]

Forum Series Launched on Growing Overlap of Homelessness and Unaffordable Housing

In the wake of the City’s recent clearing out of a homeless enclave, alongside the tightening availability of affordable housing nationwide, a local nonprofit is leveraging growing community concerns about these issues into informed action by hosting a series of public forums. The third of five town hall meetings – Quiet Conversations about Affordable Housing […]

Southside Waterfront Elects New Neighborhood Board

~ from the City’s Office of Neighborhoods Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association (SWFT) elected a new 2018-2019 Board of Directors! Three previous officers were elected to serve in new positions, and one new, very qualified board member joined the team. Congratulations to the following neighborhood leaders elected to lead SWFT into a second successful year as […]

South Arts Accepting Applications for Folk & Traditional Master Artist Fellowships

Atlanta, GA – South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization, is now accepting applications for the inaugural Folk & Traditional Arts Master Artist Fellowships. As part of their new In These Mountains initiative, South Arts will support nine folk and traditional artists with $9,000 each across Appalachia Regional Commission counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and […]

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