State of the City: April 26 at WFP Amphitheater

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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State of the City: April 26 at WFP Amphitheater

Posted: 04/12/2024
Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon will deliver her State of the City Address and present her proposed 2024-25 budget to City Council members and the public at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Tennessee Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park.

Mayor Kincannon will focus her speech on honoring commitments and seeing transformational projects through to completion.

In her December 2023 inaugural address, Mayor Kincannon vowed to push hard to advance the city’s priorities in the 1,460 days in office in her second term. Similarly, at her State of the City Address, the Mayor Kincannon will highlight the major progress being made in enhancing public safety, creating great public spaces, building communities, creating jobs and economic opportunity, relieving the housing crisis, and reducing Knoxville’s carbon footprint.

State of the City guests also will see work that’s begun at the base of the nearby Sunsphere. A Clinch Avenue street-level welcome center overlooking World’s Fair Park is under construction, a collaboration between the City, Knox County, Visit Knoxville, the Public Building Authority, and talented design and construction teams.

Light food and beverage refreshments will be provided to State of the City guests who pre-register. To RSVP, please call the City’s 3-1-1 line (3-1-1 or 865-215-4311) by April 24.
No need to worry about parking – Knoxville Area Transit has you covered! KAT buses will be shuttling people to the State of the City festivities from two locations – the City County Building (Main Avenue pickup) and the Civic Coliseum Garage. 

Buses will start running at 9:30 a.m., and they will be returning guests to the City County Building and Civic Coliseum Garage until 12:30 p.m.

Like last year, State of the City environmentally-friendly efforts are continuing:

- Paper invitations have been eliminated.

- The program is available online; a QR code will be provided at the event.

- Water will be supplied from a portable water filling station – so bring your reusable water bottle!
Also, please note: There will again be open seating at this year’s State of the City, rather than assigned seating.

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services.

To request language translation services, contact the City’s Human Resources Department at [email protected] or 865-215-3100. For disability accommodations, contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at [email protected] or 865-215-2034.