Mar 4 2013
07:53 pm
By: R. Neal  shortURL

Press release...

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown and other local business owners, gathered today outside of Emory 5 &10 to announce SouthFest, a festival-like event that will drive people to South Knoxville in a way similar to a giant cash mob.

SouthFest will be held on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 in South Knoxville. The event is intended to encourage people to shop, eat and have a good time at local businesses south of the river.

"There’s a perception in other parts of the county that it’s just too hard to get to South Knoxville because of the extended bridge closure," said Mayor Burchett. "We want to bring people out south for this event so they’ll realize the detour is not hard to navigate."

Some of the entertainment and activities at SouthFest will include:

• Live TV & Radio broadcasts
• Live music
• Family-friendly activities
• Car show
• Circus-style entertainment from the Shriners

Details about the event will trickle out over the next few weeks via press release and on twitter at @TimBurchett and @KnoxGov.

Tamara Shepherd's picture


And mid-April is about the time many of us cheerfully traverse the county to get to Stanley's Greenhouse, anyway.


Nelle's picture


I appreciate this comment, Tamara, and I'm glad that you're here.

Treehouse's picture

A real comment (unlike the one before this)

I heard about this announcement today. I got home at 10 and tried Faux News and there was nothing in the first 5-10 minutes about this. Then I checked the News Sentinel website. Nothing. Thanks goodness for knoxviews but why doesn't positive, local news make the headlines instead of the crap that leads?

R. Neal's picture

Editor's note: the previous

Editor's note: the previous comment Treehouse refers to was spam and has been removed. The remark was not directed at Tamara's comment.

Carry on.

Nelle's picture

Ah, that's good to know.

I was concerned that some ill feelings from other threads had spilled over into this one.

Carry on, indeed.

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