The Market Square Fall Concert Series returns for a run of shows on Thursdays, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. The series, sponsored by the City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District, will include a wide variety of music ­­– jazz, swing, bluegrass, pop and alternative-country folk rock. All concerts are free […]

Knoxville Opera Goes to Church to Celebrate Gospel and Opera Talent

Gospel and opera join hand-in-hand to celebrate music at Knoxville’s local churches   Knoxville Opera is excited to invite the community to rejoice in spectacular musical performances celebrating opera and gospel! Presented by Home Federal Bank, Knoxville Opera Goes to Church is a two-performance series, bringing together the Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir and cast members […]

CTE goes Live on Market Square May 2

Winner receives recording trip to Nashville   Knox County Schools Career Technical Education (CTE) program is hosting its fourth annual “CTE goes Live” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 on Market Square. The event will be broadcast LIVE on MyVLT. The winner will receive a trip to Nashville to professionally record a song at Nash10 […]


Because of expected low temperatures, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra “Symphony on the Square” concert scheduled for Thursday, May 1, will move from Market Square to the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St.   The concert, sponsored by Home Federal Bank, will still begin at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Concert […]

Summer Number Seventeen drops today

Ronnie Milsap, six-time Grammy-winning icon, releases Summer Number Seventeen today – a homage to the various styles of music that shaped his singularly bluesy take on modern country, the 12 song collection is defined by his instinctive keyboard playing and soulful vocals. Pick up Summer Number Seventeen today.   Email The Focus to enter for […]

It's almost time for Waynestock 4

The fourth Waynestock: For the Love of Drew festival brings together Knoxville music community for a three-night on January 30, 31 and February 1, at Relix Variety Theatre in Knoxville’s Happy Holler neighborhood.   Admission to Waynestock is $5 per night with all proceeds going to the E.M. Jellinek Center, a non-profit organization that provides […]

Great blogs think alike!

Last week I commented about Sara Skinner’s amazing latest performance at TeenHoot  on July 26th.  Well, I wasn’t the only person blogging about how impressed I was with her performance as an artist.  The good people at The Huffington Post wrote an amazing blog about her latest Youtube video collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider on the same […]