Downtown Knoxville hosts city’s first Watermelon Crawl

Six-day event celebrates National Watermelon Day through food, drink A collection of downtown Knoxville restaurants and bars are celebrating the tastiest part of summer and benefiting a great cause during the inaugural Watermelon Crawl. The event runs Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 1-6, and is in celebration of National Watermelon Day on Aug. 3. During the period, participating restaurants and bars will offer … Read More

KCDC seeks to award Project-Based Vouchers to developers of affordable housing

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has issued a request for proposals to award up to 300 Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers to developers for existing, new or rehabilitated housing units. The vouchers, known as PBVs, will increase the availability of affordable housing in Knoxville and Knox County. “This is a significant step toward building the supply of affordable housing in our … Read More

First-Ever LEGO Convention Coming to Knoxville Convention Center

Attractions include 50 massive LEGO models of famous landmarks from around the world. BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention will take place at Knoxville Convention Center for two days: August 26-27, 2017. The event is building on LEGO’s amazing popularity and ingenuity with awesome attractions all centered around everybody’s favorite plastic building blocks. At past events, the team at BrickUniverse has witnessed … Read More

HGTV presents The Scott Brothers’ House Party, Starring Jonathan and Drew Scott, who are hitting the road on a nationwide book tour in celebration of their memoir, It Takes Two: Our Story

Coming to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on September 16 Tickets On-Sale Friday, July 14 and include a Copy of It Takes Two: Our Story   For their millions of fans around the world, twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott are masters of the impossible – finding and transforming ordinary houses into stunning dream homes on their megahit HGTV show Property … Read More

Sweet P’s Barbeque announces July specials and events

Sweet P’s Barbeque has several events and specials planned for the month of July, including: Half-off Happy Hour – Begins Tuesday, July 4, from 3-6 p.m., Downtown Dive, 410 W. Jackson Ave. Beginning July 4, Sweet P’s Barbeque will be pouring half-priced beer and wine during happy hour every Tuesday through Friday from 3-6 p.m. Sweet P’s also will offer … Read More

Voters meet more than 30 local candidates at ‘Candidate Expo’

Knoxville Expo Center hosts gathering before Aug. 29 election During the Knoxville and Knox County Candidate Expo, more than 30 candidates set up booths and met with engaged constituents who learned more about those running in upcoming elections. The event was held at the Knoxville Expo Center on Thursday, June 29. “There are some important elections coming up,” said Tim … Read More

Leaders tee up transition, drive change at The First Tee of Greater Knoxville

Executive director announces new nonprofit organization After 12 successful years, Diondre Jackson is stepping down as executive director of The First Tee of Greater Knoxville to launch an independent nonprofit organization. The First Tee of Greater Knoxville founding board member Archie Ellis will serve as interim executive director. The First Tee of Greater Knoxville is committed to impacting the lives … Read More

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs receives $225,000 donation from American Valor Foundation

A $225,000 donation from the American Valor Foundation’s Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit will help Smoky Mountain Service Dogs train more canines and serve more veterans. “This generous gift will help support our mission to help as many veterans as we can,” said Mike Kitchens, chairman of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, which is located in Lenoir City. “We are beyond grateful … Read More

KCDC earns gold status for its workplace wellness program

The East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable (ETWR), which strives to create cultures of wellness at companies and organizations, has recognized Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) with gold status. A gold designation means KCDC exemplifies “excellence in worksite wellness,” according to ETWR, and will receive new workout gear for its gym from the wellness group. “We take investing in our employees seriously … Read More