KNOXVILLE – The second annual Emory Place Block Party in North Knoxville will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 2 pm to 9 pm. The event has been organized to help bring attention to the historic Emory Place area. The goal of the block party is to create an opportunity for locals to get out and meet one another while experiencing what the area has to offer. The event is free to the public and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
The 2016 Emory Place Block Party will have a more music centered focus with multiple acts preforming at various venues around Emory Place. All of the acts are Knoxville locals and the music is sure to please with a range including reggae, folk, indie-rock, jazz and more. A full line up, including performances by local dance groups, will be released in the coming weeks.
“Last year we had so many people say they didn’t know Emory Place existed before the block party. The area has seen a great amount of growth in the last year so this year it’s less about discovering Emory Place and more about celebrating it as a special little place in the city,” said block party organizer Whitney Manahan.