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Downtown Parking Tip Sheet: Oct. 19 
The City is posting weekly blogs to help keep you apprised of downtown events and parking. The State Street Garage construction project which will add two new decks and 570 more parking spaces, ramps up in coming weeks, causing a reduction in available spaces in that garage and the closure of Central Street through the end of the year. Learn the latest on that project in this update

Now is a great time to consider the many parking options when planning your next visit downtown. Have you downloaded the Parkopedia app yet? It's a mobile source of on-the-spot parking opportunities downtown. 

This weekend: 

Friday: A busy weekend at the Tennessee Theatre begins with the second night of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performing a program featuring Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m.  (See Saturday and Sunday listings below for additional action at the historic theater.)

The Bijou Theatre hosts Gaelic Storm at 8 p.m. Free parking is available nearby at the Dwight Kessel garage located on the corner of E. Hill and State Street.

Tonight is the final night of Movies on Market Square. From what we’ve heard about Coco (2017, PG), you may want to bring a box of tissues along with your folding chair and cozy blanket. The screening begins at 8 p.m.  Free parking is available when entering after 6 p.m. at City-owned garages as well as the Langley Garage (407 Walnut St), which is a great spot for after-hours parking, especially once construction begins at State Street Garage. (Remember: Wall Avenue is closed between Gay and Walnut from 8-10 p.m. so as not to cast shadows on the screen.)

Saturday: Market Square Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Market Square. Free parking is available nearby at the Dwight Kessel garage located on the corner of E. Hill and State Street.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Tennessee hosts an open house that harkens to the days of its own weekend kids’ clubs. Costumes and Classic Cartoons welcomes youngsters 12 and under to dress up, trick-or-treat and enjoy family-friendly cartoons on the big screen and fun tunes played on the Wurlitzer organ. Admission is free. 

The UT Vols play Alabama at Neyland Stadium at 3:30 p.m. If you’re attending the game (or just going to tailgate), consider taking a KAT bus. Check out the Passenger Playbook guides to use KAT's fixed routes on the city’s main arteries to reach Cumberland Avenue, just two blocks from Neyland Stadium. Passes are only $4. KAT also offers Game Day shuttles, $10-$20 round trip. 

At 10 p.m., doors of the Tennessee Theatre reopen for the annual screening and shadow cast performance of that cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. As is tradition, the screening is a sell-out, but even for non-attendees, the pre-show "floor show" on the sidewalks downtown should be pretty groovy. 

Sunday: Blues Traveler performs at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and Samantha Crain opens for The Oh Hellos at the Bijou at 8 p.m.

Upcoming in the week: Marilyn Manson performs Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. 
Posted by ptravis On 19 October, 2018 at 12:56 PM