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…

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…

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…