Online music festival Sofa Soiree Saturday March 28th 2020


https://www.facebook.com/events/242726093573031/

Info about Second Bell Sofa Soiree:

On Saturday, March 28th, we’ll be showcasing an all-Knoxville streaming festival that will highlight the city’s entertainment scene. Musicians and various other entertainers will be taking the online stage to help us forget about all that ails us for at least a day.

The festival is completely free to watch. Period. But if you feel have anything to spare monetarily for the performers, now is the time to help your neighbors out.

We’re also teaming up with local businesses and service industry folks so that you can show them some love via digital tips.

Absolutely none of this money will go through us. All of it will go straight to the individual or business you donate to. We won’t ever even see it. This is not about us. It’s about the wonderful people of Knoxville and we consider ourselves lucky to have so much talent to highlight.

Tennessee is the Volunteer state and Knoxville has constantly lived up to that billing. More information, including the streaming vehicle, artist lineup, schedule and sponsors will be revealed in the coming days. We are so grateful to live in a town where something like this is possible and we can’t wait to share this with you on Saturday.

We’re planning a ton of fun stuff that will make this feel like a festival as much as possible. For those who enjoy “Volunteering” at festivals, you can do so here. In this case, all we ask is that you share this event with the friends you believe would enjoy it or on your feed.
We’re also planning on hiring “Security” folks who are out of work to help us moderate any pesky comments on the feed.
Our “Vendors” will be featured by offering links to buy gift cards to their establishments.
Sponsors will be featured throughout the broadcast and will be shown some serious extra and fun luhv, as well.

If you’d like to stay up to date, click going on this page or give Second Bell Music Festival a like to stay up.

We’re with you Knoxville. We’re gonna make it.

 

Did you miss the streaming event?  We’ve got you covered:

Links to digitally tip the performer/local service industry/business

Click here to donate to performers!: https://blanknews.com/2020/03/sofa-soiree-performers/

Click here to donate to Local Businesses: https://blanknews.com/2020/03/second-bell-sofa-soiree-sponsors/

Click here to donate to Service Industry folks! Names are in alphabetical order by first name http://gotipem.com/#tn

I helped Mic Harrison

We have a new album in the works!
You might’ve noticed us posting up a few behind the scenes pics of recording on our social media pages, and we’re getting closer to being able to release the new album!

Here’s the deal. It costs money to make a new album. You can be a part of our new album and have proof!

All the proceeds from the “I helped Mic Harrison and The High Score make the new album” tote bag will go to the costs of making the new album. Show off your musical taste and philanthropic efforts the next time you take your own bags to the grocery store (or use it to tote around whatever you want to tote).
Bags are handmade here in Knoxville, TN.
Shipped to wherever you want us to ship them.
Thanks in advance, we couldn’t do this without you.

Buy via our bandcamp. HERE

Waynestock 2020

On December 10, 2010, Andrew Bledsoe died suddenly, and the Knoxville music community was rocked by shock and grief.

Andrew was an active member of several local bands, but he was also the son of Wayne Bledsoe, long-time music scribe for the Knoxville News Sentinel who, since the 1980s, had helped hundreds of local musicians, artists and bands make a name for themselves. Some would go on to fame and fortune; others would toil on local stages on the weekends, working 40-plus hours during the week and giving everything they had to a handful of fans in smoky bars and clubs where the only notability they received was on the marquee or through the ink that Wayne gave them. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Knoxville music scene is what it is today thanks to Wayne Bledsoe.

So when his world crumbled, the scene stepped in to pick up the pieces. Over the course of a handful of weeks, we put together a music festival to benefit Wayne’s family, but more importantly, to lift him up in love and solace and empathy. If you were there, you know it was magic.

Over the next several years, Waynestock became an integral part of the yearly concert calendar around these parts, always returning to the same venue — Relix in Happy Holler — and always showcasing a broad spectrum of musicians who make this place so rich and beautiful. We’ve continued to raise money for individuals and organizations, but above and beyond the dollars that go to a good cause, we’ve put together what feels like a family reunion.

Love. Friendship. Art. Joy. Support. Laughter.

Family. Like William Wright yelled from the stage during that very first Waynestock, “When something bad happens, Knoxville, this is what we do: We come together and make it better!”

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s our privilege to announce the lineup for Waynestock X. We’ll return to Relix on January 30-February 1, and we hope you’ll join us for what has to be experienced to be understood as one of the most special weekends in town.

Tickets: $5 @ the door, each night.

WayneStock X Schedule:

Thursday

7: Quartjar

8: MARK

9: Ex-Gold

Friday

7. Mark Coram

8. Mia Daydream & Kami Astro 

9. Con Hunley and Mic Harrison And The High Score (with a very special appearance by Scott Miller)

10. Thrift Store Cowboys

11. Melungeons

12. Psychotic Behavior

Saturday

6. Shayla McDaniel

7. Kevin Abernathy

8. The Pinklets

9. Senryu

10. Electric Darling

11. Finale

www.waynestock.org

 

It’s almost that time of year again!

Remember how much fun the summer Mic Harrison And The High Score Happy Hour series was at Boyd’s Jig & Reel?  

Well great news, we’ve got a very special Holiday Happy Hour on Mic Harrison‘s birthday!  

Bring the whole family!  

Saturday Dec 28th

6-8pm

Food and drink specials from Boyd’s Jig & Reel

Free show!

Sponsored by WUTK 90.3 The Rock Volunteer Radio and Yee-Haw Brewing Company

FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/2368737643439985/