Sundown in the City Returns April 13, 2006

Communications Deputy Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Sundown in the City Returns April 13, 2006

Posted: 03/17/2006
Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 13 with a concert by rock legends Little Feat. Knoxville's own Garage Deluxe will open for Little Feat.

Sundown in the City began on Market Square in 1997 with a single concert and has grown over the years to a weekly event that attracts thousands of people to Knoxville's center city. The series has been cited as one of the major catalysts in helping to spark Knoxville's growing downtown revitalization.

Last year's concerts drew capacity crowds estimated at 8,000 - 10,000 people every Thursday evening.

"Sundown's an exciting event, and we're especially proud of it," says Ashley Capps, President of A. C. Entertainment, which created and produces the series. "It's not just a concert, but a community celebration. It's helped to demonstrate the tremendous spirit and vitality of our city - and that spirit has been contagious. Plus, it's a lot of fun."

This year, Sundown in the City will once again run for 12 weeks, every Thursday night beginning at 6:00 p.m. from April 13th through June 29th.

The shows in the twelve-week series are:

April 13
Little Feat with special guests Garage Deluxe

April 20
Shooter Jennings with special guests the Paul Thorn Band

April 27
Burning Spear with special guests I-Nine

May 4
Gov’t Mule with special guests Mac Comer

May 11
They Might Be Giants with special guest Michael Leviton

May 18
Imogen Heap with special guests Zoe Keating and Brandy Robinson

May 25
ShadowWax
with special guests Jescoe

June 1
Junior Brown
with special guest Nug Jug

June 8
Umphrey’s McGee
with special guests the Mitch Rutman Group

June 15
Marc Broussard
with special guests Jackie Greene

June 22
Rhett Miller and the Believers
with special guests the Tenderhooks

June 29
Perpetual Groove and Matt Costa
with special guest Elvis Perkins

For artist additions, new sponsor confirmations and Sundown information, please check www.sundowninthecity.com or www.concertwire.com for the latest updates.