Sundown in the City Returns in 2008

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 in 2008

Posted: 03/31/2008
Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 17 with a concert by Galactic with guest emcee Boots Riley plus Garage Deluxe.

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 17th through July 3rd.

Free parking is available at the Market Square garage and the Locust Street garage after 6 p.m. Several other parking lots are within a short walk of Market Square.

The shows in the twelve-week series are:

Date - Entertainment - Artist Info

April 17 - Galactic featuring guest emcee Boots Riley with Garage Deluxe - galacticfunk.com

April 24 - Susan Tedeschi with Todd Steed & the Suns of Phere - susantedeschi.com

May 1 - Umphrey's McGee with Mitch Rutman Group featuring Jeff Coffin - umphreysmcgee.com

May 8 - Josh Ritter and The Hackensaw Boys - joshritter.com
hackensawboys.com

May 15 - North Mississippi All Stars with special guest Alvin Youngblood Hart with Artvandalay - nmallstars.com
mojomusic.com/alvin

May 22 - Presidents of the United States of America with Cutthroat Shamrock

May 29 - Robert Earl Keen with The Dirty Guv'nahs - robertearlkeen.com

June 5 - Kate Voegele and Jon McLaughlin - katevoegele.com

June 12 - Citizen Cope - citizencope.com

June 19 - Marc Broussard with Erick Baker - marcbroussard.com

June 26 - The Everybodyfields and Amy LaVere with Jypsi

July 3 - Wild Magnolias with Outformation

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