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With so many things going on in and around Downtown Knoxville, South Knoxville, and Happy Holler, it can be hard to decide what to do, so we here at Marble Alley Development have chosen to showcase some of the most interesting events for you. Enjoy!

Behind The Scenes At Marble City Opera. Thursday, May 11th, 6pm, Live on Facebook!

Marble City Opera's mission is to cultivate a new following for the art-form by producing authentic, thought provoking, and innovative performances of both chamber and traditional works utilizing found spaces and other inspired non-traditional venues thereby creating a more intimate and accessible atmosphere for its audience. Founded and based in Knoxville, TN, Marble City Opera is dedicated to creating opportunities for local, regional, and emerging artists, and is ensuring opera's future success by bringing a vital art form to a diverse community. More info here.


Gumbo Cook-off to benefit the Knox Blocks Foundation. Saturday, June 13, at 4:30 PM – 7 PM Bearden Beer Market

Think you have what it takes to go head-to-head with the best gumbo chefs in Knoxville? Or maybe you just want to stuff your face with delicious gumbo? Now’s your chance to shine! Bearden Beer Market will be hosting a gumbo cook-off Saturday, June 13, at 4:30 PM – 7 PM. All Proceeds go to Knox Blocks Foundation to help fight against SIDS.

$20 Entry Fee for Chefs (Includes 2 beers and a Pint Glass)
$5.00 per person to sample all the gumbo you can handle

Turnaround Norman will be playing at 5:30 PM

Sign up by clicking here!

Staged Reading of The Novelist. Monday, June 15th, 7pm, The Square Room on Market Square

Join the WordPLayers Theater Company for an onstage reading of The Novelist. The Novelist, A Romantic Portrait of Jane Austen by Howard Fast, imagines what might have happened if Jane Austen, near the end of her brilliant writing career, had been courted by a dashing, retired Navy captain who has read all of her books and feels that she is a kindred spirit. (Suggested for ages 14+)

Jane Austen – Nancy Duckles
Thomas Crighton – Terry Weber
Directed by David Ratliff

Actors and audience will be socially distant. Masks encouraged. Seating limited to 50 (first come, first served)

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Admission is Free (Donations Appreciated)
Mimosa Day Special! Saturday, June 20th 12-5pm, Pour Taproom, Central Avenue, Old City

Now that the Covid-19 restrictions have been loosed, you’re just itching to get out of the house, right? What better way to do that than take advantage of Pour Taproom’s half off sparkling wine! A display of Orange, Peach, and Cranberry juice will be at your disposal to add the mimosa touch to your sparkling wine pour. Feel free to also add a splash of PostModern Spirits Chamomile or Elderberry Liqueur! Once you’ve made your mimosa, relax on their patio and watch the world go by! More info here.
Jason Ringenberg Solo Show. Tuesday, June 23rd, 6-7:30pm, Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

Throughout the '80s and '90s Jason and the Nashville Scorchers tore up venues across the planet and became known as one of the most exciting live bands of their era. On classic LPs like Fervor and Lost and Found  they “singlehandedly rewrote the history of rock ‘n roll in the South” (Rolling Stone.)  Their instinctive ability to combine traditional country music with high-energy punk rock has not been surpassed to this day. In 2008 they were awarded the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance.

Never one to rest on his laurels, in 1999  front man Jason Ringenberg the “Godfather of Americana” (Mojo) went solo. To date, he has released five  Jason Ringenberg solo albums, with everyone from the BBC  to USA Today  lauding his songwriting.  His high octane one-man show prompted The Times (UK) to call him “one of the most exciting performers of his generation.” This FREE! solo acoustic show is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer! More info here.
For Sale: 3BR 2.5BA Ranch House at 1900 Spring Hill Road, Knoxville, 37914

Looking to buy a house? This 1700sf 3BR 2.5BA Ranch is brand new from the foundation up! Located a quiet neighborhood near the French Broad river on a level, private lot, this property is a must see! For more information, please contact Realtor™ Amani Jones at 865-809-6389. Complete information here.
Mystery Link: Expect The Unexpected!

With the restrictions on bars and restaurants being eased, and many of our favorite establishment re-opening, many of us are once again getting out in public. Still, our local and state health departments are urging us to adhere to social distancing guidelines, like staying six feet apart. But how to make sure you’re really six feet away? A Romanian cobbler has come up with a novel idea to take the guesswork out of social distancing. Click here to see his amusing solution.

Looking For Downtown Parking?

Downtown has free parking on nights and weekends, but with the expansion project at the State Street Garage, finding parking can be confusing. Keep up-to-date with the city of Knoxville parking blog by clicking here.

There's now an app that can help you strategically pick your parking garage destination, before you even start your car and pull out of the driveway. offers a free phone app that reports data from sensors at the entrances to City-owned downtown garages. So you can see, in real-time, how many parking spaces are available at each garage.

Visit to get the app. Enter Knoxville when prompted to enter a city or place.
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