Live jazz music returns to Knoxville Market Square on Tuesdays in September


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Live music concerts return on Tuesdays in September to Market Square for nightly jazz jams that are sure to commemorate the end of summer at the end of the season.

The city presents four free jazz concerts in the market square on Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The concert series aims to showcase Knoxville’s “stellar jazz community”, according to the city, which includes many instructors from the prestigious jazz program at the University of Tennessee’s School of Music.

The concert series will begin on September 7 with a trio led by guitarist Jack Roben, continue on September 14 with the octet by trombonist Don Hough and end with two evenings of saxophonist Greg Tardy’s quartet on September 21 and 28.

Concert attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and encouraged to enforce COVID-19 safety measures, including wearing face masks, physical distancing and the use of hand sanitizer.

Alcoholic drinks are not allowed in the market square, but can be bought and consumed on the premises of businesses in the city center.

Free parking is available after 6:00 p.m. at all city-owned parking lots, including Market Square, Locust Street, State Street, as well as the non-city Langley Garage.

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Henry R. Wright