Founded in 1994 by attorney Lindsay Young, the Aslan Foundation is focused on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty, assets and history of the Knoxville area and enhancing quality of life in the region. The Aslan Foundation has invested in preserving and restoring historic lands and properties. In addition, the Aslan Foundation supports a variety of Knoxville area educational, social welfare and cultural endeavors with grant funding. Visit www.aslanfoundation.org
The mission of the Bijou Theatre is to provide an excellent performance venue for the Knoxville community at reasonable cost for presentations including local jazz ensembles, smaller choral groups, solo and small instrumental groups, student opera productions and local musical theater. In addition, the Bijou strives to bring special cultural and entertainment events that will enrich the lives of East Tennesseans, stimulate cultural diversity, promote the growth of downtown, and reflect excellence in the performing arts. Visit knoxbijou.org
The City of Knoxville supports the Big Ears Festival through its Community Agency Grant program. The grant program recognizes local nonprofits that contribute to the goals and mission of the City of Knoxville through unique cultural experiences. “Our city wouldn’t be as vibrant and energetic without the contributions of our non-profit arts and community groups,” said Indya Kincannon, Special Program Manager for the City of Knoxville. “The purpose of these grants is to fuel those organizations that establish and support our city’s unique culture. Visit knoxvilletn.gov
NEA Artworks grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Nothing Too Fancy is a retail store owned and operated by a family of Knoxvillians who set out to fill a void in Downtown’s retail scene by providing a place for people to shop for ultra-soft t-shirts. Working with local artists who are inspired by Knoxville’s vibrant and varied culture, it quickly turned into much more. The store offers a wide variety of screen printed items using water based inks, salvaged treasures, jewelry and one of a kind items. Visit them at nothingtoofancy.com
The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year. Visit www.redbullmusicacademy.com
The magnificent Tennessee Theatre first opened its doors on October 1, 1928 and was hailed as “the South’s most beautiful theatre.” Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and honored as the Official State Theatre of Tennessee, today’s Tennessee Theatre has something for everyone: classical music, vintage films, dance, Broadway, and stellar performances by today’s hottest musicians and yesterday’s favorites. Visit www.tennesseetheatre.com
Tennessee is the birthplace of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly, and rock ’n’ roll- delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history, and family adventure, infused with music, that creates a vacation that is the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Tennessee’s tourism industry generates $18.4 billion in economic impact, more than $1.6 billion in state and local sales tax revenue and more than 157,400 tourism-related jobs. Learn more at tnvacation.com.
Visit Knoxville is your hub for all things Scruffy City! Knoxville offers the perfect blend of southern hospitality and modern development. Rich in natural beauty, this diverse and historic city surprises visitors with its sophisticated mix of culture. It’s the big city with little attitude, where everyone is treated like a local. www.visitknoxville.com