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Downtown Parking Tip Sheet: Sept. 28 
The City’s communication team is posting weekly blogs to help keep you apprised of events and parking situations downtown. The forthcoming State Street Garage construction project that will add two new decks and 570 more parking spaces will effect some parking availability, and we want you to be armed and ready with the best information. 

Construction begins in October, so now is a good time to consider the many parking alternatives when planning your downtown sojourns. 

This weekend: 

Friday: In the downtown-adjacent Central Filling Station food park, Knoxville-based band Black Lillies release their latest CD with a live performance. Due to the concert, Bearden Place between Stewart and Irwin will be closed from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. Parking tips from CFS: “Street parking is your best bet. There are street parking spaces along Bearden, Irwin, Bernard, and Hazel streets. Please do not park in any of our neighbors' designated parking spaces. If you choose to park in another business' lot after hours, you do so at your own risk!” 

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget is at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 p.m. Ample event parking is available in the garages across from the venue. 

Movies on Market Square continues with a screening of Monsters, Inc. (2001, G) beginning at 8 p.m. (Remember: Wall Avenue is closed between Gay and Walnut from 8-10 p.m. so as not to cast shadows on the screen.) Free parking is available when entering after 6 p.m. at City-owned garages as well as the Langley Garage, which is a great spot for after-hours parking, especially once construction begins at State Street Garage.  

Saturday:  Market Square Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Market Square. It’s decorative gourd season!  

The HoLa Festival takes over Market Square from 7-10 p.m. with food and retail vendors and live music and dancing). 

The UT Vols play Georgia in Georgia at 3:30 p.m. 

The Historic Tennessee Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary with a 1920s-inspired gala on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Sunday:  HoLa Festival continues on Market Square, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Parking is free in City-owned garages and for most metered spaces on the street. 

The Tennessee Theatre’s 90-Year Gala with Alison Krauss and Union Station is 6:30 p.m. It’s sold out, so that means approximately 700 vehicles parking downtown for the show (and maybe dinner beforehand). If State Street garage is your usual go-to, this night might be the perfect time to check out an alternative garage, like Dwight Kessel or Langley. 

Upcoming in the week:

Wednesday, Oct. 3: John Prine, 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre is a sold-out show. 

Posted by ptravis On 28 September, 2018 at 3:58 PM