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Free concerts planned for World’s Fair Park this summer

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World's Fair Park Performance Lawn; image by Jeaneane Payne

KNOXVILLE - The City of Knoxville will present five free concerts on the World's Fair Park Performance Lawn starting Tuesday, July 6.

Concerts in the Park will feature a variety of musical styles, including jazz, country, Southern rock, classic rock and yacht rock.

“Many residents have said they want to see more live music on the World’s Fair Park, and this is an exciting opportunity to take advantage of the infrastructure improvements made to the Performance Lawn in 2019,” says Director of the Office of Special Events Kyndra Brewer.

Guests are encouraged to dine at one of downtown’s many restaurants, pick up take-out or bring a picnic to the Performance Lawn. No food or other vendors will be set up at the event. Containers for trash and recycling are available on the grounds. Restroom facilities will be open.

Free parking will be available in the 11th Street Garage. Parking in all City-owned garages is free after 6 p.m.

The line-up for Concerts in the Park is:

Tuesday, July 6 ­­-- Greg Tardy Quartet
7 - 9 p.m.
Jazz quartet led by saxophonist/composer Gregory Tardy.

Wednesday, July 7 -- Joe Lasher Jr, Kaitlyn Baker, Commodore Fox
6:30 - 9 p.m.
A three-band bill with contemporary country up ‘n’ comers and a classic rock cover band.

Thursday, July 8 -- Smooth Sailor
7 - 9 p.m.
Knoxville’s favorite yacht rock cover band.

Tuesday, July 13 -- Eric Reed Trio
7 - 9 p.m.
Pianist Eric Reed leads this jazz trio.

Thursday, July 15 -- Dirty Grass Soul
7 - 9 p.m.
This North Carolina-based roots-rock band is influenced by the classic sounds of the Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band.

In case of rain, performances will be held in the Tennessee Amphitheater; weather-related changes will be posted on the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page.

Concerts in the Park is sponsored by City of Knoxville, Pilot, Home Federal Bank and Downtown Knoxville Alliance.

Published June 7, 2021

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