first friday in market square

My friend RANDALL BROWN wrote up this excellent overview of what's happening in Downtown Knoxville Friday night, July 1. It's a lot:

First Friday in the Market Square District
When: Friday, July 1st 5:00 - 9:00pm
Where: the Market Square District
What: a special downtown evening showcased by a unique experience provided by 20+ restaurants, shops and galleries!
please include: FOR MORE INFO CALL 256-2469

Special Musical Performance: Quartjar - Rock with bluesy hints and smart lyrics.

Other Highlights:

Open for their First First Friday - Shonos In City & Tijuana Taco!

The UT Downtown Gallery will present "Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II's Secret City." Westcott was the official photographer for the Oak Ridge division of the Manhattan Project.

Three Flights Up Gallery invites you to stop by for an evening of art, food and music featuring work by several local artists including Matt Peterson, Nick Hankins, Elizabeth Aaronb, Lauren Karnitz, Ben McKamey, and Ryan Sale. All works in the show are for sale, and participating artists receive 100% of the sale.

Reruns will feature LIVE Mannequins.

The Arts & Culture Alliance presents "Vigil", a new photo and video installation by Mignon and Wolf Naegeli. "Vigil" honors the courage and dedication of the international peace network, Women in Black, particularly its Knoxville chapter. Hear live sound art by Seva and brief literary performances by other Knoxville artists. Complimentary international hors d'oeuvres are served.

Sapphire offers iSFR where you are the DJ! Bring your iPod or digital music player and you can show 'em what you got.

One Vision Plaza hosts the Writer's Block LIVE Concert Series with special guests SARAH PIRKLE & JEFF BARBRA. The duo's latest album, "The Barb Hollow Sessions" debuted at # 6 on the Roots Music Report National Bluegrass Airplay Charts. Tickets $7.

Preservation Pub has extended Happy Hour and FREE Pizza til 6:30 and will host The Twilight Sentinels (rockabilly blues meets surf jazz), Kenneth Brian Band (Honky-tonk fun from Nashville)and The Cogburns (great garage rock from Atlanta)

Bliss HOME will the feature the works of local artists Clark Gillespie and Lauren Karnitz.

Downtown Grill & Brewery extends Happy Hour until 10 PM and has free popcorn in the bar area until 7 PM.

1 comment:

Mr. Booni said...

Truth be told ... that's the press release I got from Market Square District Asscoiation. I did not write that.