Moonshine, Mandolins, and Mountain Fest: A Live Review

Fall is finally here and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with moonshine and live music in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. As the mountains start to paint themselves colors of red, orange and yellow, we came together to celebrate them and the great outdoors at Sugarland’s Mountain Fest. The party…

OPA! Music, Dancing & Food at the 38th Annual Greek Fest!

Come one, come all! The 38th annual Greek Fest is here again! The smells of spanakopita and baklava in the air, the sounds of Greek chants and traditional music, you can’t find it anywhere quite like Greek Fest Knox, located at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. Tonight, Sept. 15, kicked off the first leg of the…

Knoxville Comes Together For Umphrey’s McGee

They say to never miss a Sunday show and especially if that show is Umphrey’s McGee at the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. It’s always a pleasure to have Umphrey’s in town so this event is a can’t miss for any jam lover around. The Tennessee Theatre greets visitors with a phosphorescent Tennessee sign that makes for…

Chester Bennington, May He Rest in Peace

First and foremost, my deepest condolences to Bennington’s family, bandmates, friends, and fans. Rest in peace, Chester. The news of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s death first struck me as a farce, since the music world is still recovering from the sudden loss of Chris Cornell and the eerily similar, tragic story popped up on…

Bonnaroo 2017: First Time on the Farm

Ever since moving to Tennessee four years ago, I have been told about the magical experience of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. It is almost inescapable, especially on a college campus where many of my peers regularly attend the festival. I have never been to a major music festival, so I wasn’t really sure…

Slander Interview at Shaky Beats Music Festival

  Slander is a Producer/DJ duo made up of Scott and Derek. They Are currently based out of Los Angeles, California and during their time at Shaky Beats Music festival they took the time to sit down with me and talk about Touring, New Music, and much more.   So what’s it like playing out…

Young Bombs Interview at Shaky Beats Music Festival

Young Bombs is a Producer/DJ duo made up of Martin and Tristian. They are currently based out of Vancouver, Canada, and during their time at Shaky Beats Music festival they took the time to talk with WUTK about life, music, and more.   So to start off how would you describe your music to some…

Surrounded By The Sound Music and Arts Festival: Special Preview from Simmer Down

There’s a Sun-Dried Vibes song called “Young One,” featuring Jeremy Anderson of TreeHouse, and one part of the song lyrics are, “Surrounded by the sound, surrounded by the sound.” This festival will defiantly embrace these lyrics, so prepare to get surrounded by the sound with the Southeast’s premiere grassroots reggae/rock music and arts festival in…

Animal Collective returns to Knoxville

Animal Collective played a show on Thursday night, May 18th in Knoxville’s Old City at The Mill & Mine. The band has released two new EP’s this year – The Painters & Meeting of the Waters – this tour being the first for Animal Collective since releasing new music earlier this year. Opener Circuit des Yeux…