Sundown in the City Returns in 2009

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Sundown in the City Returns in 2009

Posted: 03/25/2009
Knoxville's celebrated free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 9 with a concert by Arrested Development with Dishwater Blonde.

Sundown in the City began on Market Square in 1997 with a single concert and has grown over the years to a weekly event that attracts thousands of people to Knoxville's center city. The series has been cited as one of the major catalysts in helping to spark Knoxville's growing downtown revitalization.

Last year's concerts drew capacity crowds estimated at 8,000 - 10,000 people every Thursday evening.

"Sundown's an exciting event, and we're especially proud of it," says Ashley Capps, President of A. C. Entertainment, which created and produces the series. "It's not just a concert, but a community celebration. It's helped to demonstrate the tremendous spirit and vitality of our city - and that spirit has been contagious. Plus, it's a lot of fun."

The free Sundown in the City concert series is held 7-10 p.m. on Market Square every Thursday from April 9 to June 25. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Free parking is available at the Market Square garage and the Locust Street garage after 6 p.m. Several other parking lots are within a short walk of Market Square.

The shows in the twelve-week series are:


April 9-Arrested Development with Dishwater Blonde
April 16-Cowboy Mouth with Phil Pollard & Band of Humans
April 23-Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with Brent Thompson & His Wandering
April 30-Big Head Todd & the Monsters with Joan Jones
May 7-Local night featuring Royal Bangs, Same As It Ever Was, and Tenderhooks
May 14-Gavin Rossdale with Vertigo
May 21-Grupo Fantasma and The Belleville Outfit May 28-Dave Barnes with Jonathan Sexton & The Big Love Choir
June 4-Shooter Jennings with 1220
June 11-Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (opening act yet to be confirmed)
June 18-The Wailers performing the classic reggae album Exodus in its entirety with special guest Toubab Krewe
June 25-Jamey Johnson with Brendon James Wright & The Wrongs

For artist additions, new sponsor confirmations and Sundown information, please check for the latest updates.