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 Mar 5 - 28 GOAT COMBING DAYS: The Cashmere Harvest at Mountain Hollow Farm Tazewell, TN As sweater season comes to an end we will be harvesting cashmere from our goats and would love for you to join us! We supply the goats and tools for the ultimate goat combing experience! Come to the farm any Thursday or Saturday in March (10am-2pm). Get up-close and personal with a goat and see why we make such a fuss about cashmere! All ages welcome. learn more Knoxville & Middle East Mar 6 Houndmouth Knoxville, TN That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana. learn more Knoxville & Middle East Mar 7 50 Shades! The Musical Parody Knoxville, TN 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is the sexy and hilarious send-up of Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER. The show has audiences rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles and BEGGING for more. Now it’s your turn to indulge in New York City’s guiltiest pleasure, featuring uninhibited performances, the dirtiest dancing and loads of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music). 50 SHADES! The Musical Parody will rock your world—and it’s even more fun in a group! Take your friends, take your co-workers and, as Time Out Los Angeles says, “TAKE YOUR INNER GODDESS TO THIS SMASH HIT!” learn more Knoxville & Middle East Mar 7 50 Shades! The Musical Parody Knoxville, TN 50 Shades! The Musical Parody is the sexy and hilarious send-up of Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER. The show has audiences rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles and BEGGING for more. Now it’s your turn to indulge in New York City’s guiltiest pleasure, featuring uninhibited performances, the dirtiest dancing and loads of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music). 50 SHADES! The Musical Parody will rock your world—and it’s even more fun in a group! Take your friends, take your co-workers and, as Time Out Los Angeles says, “TAKE YOUR INNER GODDESS TO THIS SMASH HIT!” learn more Knoxville & Middle East Mar 8 Clayton Center presents Aquila Theatre: "The Tempest" Maryville, TN Believed to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is imbued with magic,the supernatural,and a heightened sense of theatricality. learn more

Knoxville & Middle East City Guide

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