Downtown Delights and Natural Eye Appeal

Knoxville & Middle East

A place with wholesome fun for kids, an eclectic night scene, lots of live music, the arts, and edgy Southern cuisine. All in a just-the-right-size city area, Knoxville lives and plays large.

Set against the backdrop of the Smokies and surrounded by water for recreation, Knoxville is an urban playground with upbeat nightlife, crowd-crazy sports, an exquisite and historic state theatre and World War II secrets.

Knoxville and its surrounding area have the perfect blend of historic charm and urban fun. The beauty of the water and mountains inspires you to come out and play. Historic Market Square and downtown are a mecca for shopping, farm-to-table food, live music and dramatic performances. The University of Tennessee’s Game Day pulses with “Rocky Top,” a sea of orange and white, tailgate aromas and the Vol Navy streaming down the Tennessee River.

A vein of creative energy distinguishes Knoxville and surrounding towns. Knoxville is home to a rich arts community. The International Biscuit Festival, Dogwood Arts, and other festivals will entertain and inspire. Award-winning WDVX radio station offers daily concerts and streams lunchtime Americana music and roots worldwide. In nearby Oak Ridge, you’ll find World War II history, renowned museums and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Take the Knoxville Civil War Driving Tour to learn how the war changed the region.

It’s easy to be inspired at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore as you learn about the Native American who created a written language for the Cherokee people. And, what could be more creative (or tasty) than the fine-honed culinary art achieved by Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams & Bacon? Sail the Lost Sea, the nations largest underground lake. Sample treats at area wineries and farms. Explore the great outdoors and an original way of life at Norris Dam State Park

Experience the Knoxville Area

Explore culture and heritage. Marvel at the landscape. Dip a paddle into a picture-perfect lake. Eat dinner with a side of live music. Feel the chill of the fresh mountain air and the thrills of Knoxvilles surroundings.

Knoxville & Middle East Jan 3, 2015 The Tennessee Opry Clinton, TN Join us for the very first Tennessee Opry show at the Ritz Theater in Downtown Clinton! The show will feature Tedd Graves, Phil Campbell, Marshall Andy and the 2014 Entertainer of the Year nominee The Farm Hands. learn more Knoxville & Middle East Jan 7, 2015 An Evening with Steep Canyon Rangers Knoxville, TN We’re oh-so thrilled to announce that the Steep Canyon Rangers will be taking the Bijou by storm on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015! The true bluegrass band won the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy Award for their 2012 album Nobody Knows You and was nominated for another Grammy in 2011 for their collaboration album with Steve Martin, whom they tour with frequently. Join the Steep Canyon Rangers with their guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and fiddle this January for a foot-stompin’ show you won’t soon forget! learn more Knoxville & Middle East Jan 9, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015 Daddy's Dyin'; Who's Got the Will? by Del Shores Knoxville, TN Live Performance of Del Shore's Daddy's Dyin' learn more Knoxville & Middle East Jan 14, 2015 Greensky Bluegrass Knoxville, TN If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. learn more Knoxville & Middle East Jan 17, 2015 Norris Dam 12K Challenge Lake City, TN The Norris Dam Challenge is a 12K at Norris Dam as part of the state parks running tour. This challenge will take place on January 17th. This race is considered the most challenging course on the running tour. learn more

Knoxville & Middle East City Guide