Say you’re downtown at lunchtime with a growling stomach. You’ve tried out most of the restaurants in Market Square, worn out Tomato Head (if that’s possible), and Downtown Grill & Brewery just isn’t appealing to your appetite. You want a unique dining experience, something fun, something special.
Head on over to the Knoxville Visitor’s Center located on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Avenue for a treat. Knoxville’s own WDVX broadcasts The Blue Plate Special live from a small stage inside the Visitor’s Center every weekday from noon until 1 p.m. There’s a counter on the right hand side as you come in serving sandwiches, drinks and various sides for your afternoon meal — a perfect accompaniment to the sounds you’re sure to love.
Various bands like Lani Nash, Slow Joe Crow and Knoxville’s own Christabel and the Jons perform on stage for an audience hungry for music as well as food. The bands serve up music ranging from country swing music to banjos mixed with alternative rock sounds. It’s a variety comparable to the menu at Sunspot on the Strip; everyone will find a taste they enjoy.
Did I mention it’s completely free? Well, unless you purchase food, but the concert is completely free of charge.
Want to listen but can’t make it in for a live performance? Just tune into any of these stations at noon:
- 89.9 FM, Clinton
- 92.7 FM, Sevierville/Pigeon Forge
- 102.9 FM, Knoxville
- 105.9 FM, Knoxville
Yes, The Blue Plate Special serves up lunch a bit differently, but guaranteed to make life in Knoxville a bit more… special.
Photography by squidpants