Arts & Culture Alliance Hosts Once in a Lifetime Event on Gay St. Bridge

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Arts & Culture Alliance Hosts Once in a Lifetime Event on Gay St. Bridge

Posted: 08/30/2016
The Arts & Culture Alliance invites guests to enjoy a truly unique dining experience on the Gay Street Bridge at Knoxville’s once in a lifetime celebration of the City of Knoxville’s 225th Birthday. Dinner on the Bridge takes place on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 5:30 PM.
Dinner on the Bridge is an evening event that features a cocktail hour, dinner & dessert by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, remarks by City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, the inaugural poem of R.B. Morris, the City of Knoxville’s First Poet Laureate, entertainment by Carol Zinavage Shane, and much more. “Dinner on the Bridge will be like no other birthday party you’ve ever attended,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “It will have the best views, the best food and the best people having the most fun in 225 years!”
The Arts & Culture Alliance has commissioned a piece of art from local artist, Mike C. Berry, to commemorate the occasion. The piece will be auctioned for sale during the event.
A complete schedule of events may be found on the Arts & Culture Alliance’s website at
All food, beverages, and entertainment are included with the event tickets. All of the net proceeds will go into the Arts & Heritage Fund, which supports local arts and heritage organizations that preserve, promote, and present Greater Knoxville’s own unique joie de vivre (joy of life)!
Tickets for Dinner on the Bridge are $225 per person and may be purchased online at, by phone at 865-523-7543, or by mailing a check to: Arts & Culture Alliance, PO Box 2506, Knoxville, TN 37901. Parking is available in the Dwight Kessel Garage; please enter at the Hill Street entrance.
Special thanks to Ann & Steve Bailey, Cherokee Distributing Company, The City of Knoxville, Cornerstone Foundation, First Tennessee Bank, Pugh & Company, and Visit Knoxville for their support of this event.  For more information about being a sponsor, please contact Liza Zenni at 865-523-7543 or
Managed by the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, the Arts & Heritage Fund raises money to support a wide range of arts organizations, historical sites, and cultural organizations throughout the area. The Arts & Heritage Fund grants: provide stable sources of financial support for the arts and heritage community; broaden access to high-quality arts and heritage experiences; and foster excellence in the local arts and heritage field and its administration.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the City of Knoxville and the Tennessee Arts Commission.