Which artists could put Knoxville music on the map in 2022 and beyond? – Knoxville News Sentinel

The Outpost returns with new venue and outdoors concert series

Kent Oglesby talks about a new concert series and the return of The Outpost concert venue on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Dirty Guv’nahs and The Black Lillies came onto the Knoxville music scene around the same time and shared their Scruffy City sound for years on the road. 

Knoxville’s own Briston Maroney, Kelsea Ballerini and Yves Tumor have made a name for themselves in our current musical era, but much of that success came after moving away. 

Now, a new generation of musicians are making a splash in the local music scene and have the potential to put Knoxville music on the map. 

Garrett Thomson and Kent Oglesby of Born & Raised Productions join “The Scruffy Stuff” podcast to chat with co-hosts Ryan Wilusz and Calvin Mattheis about some of the most notable artists in the Scruffy City scene.

The guests also discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on local musicians and whether Knoxville has a distinct sound — and if having a sound even matters. 

Listen to this week’s episode

Stories related to the show:

Knoxville’s music scene: A ‘social glue’ and economic boost

The Outpost: Downtown building set to bring music ‘magic’ to Knoxville

Hip-hop: Can Knoxville artists shatter the ‘glass ceiling’? It all starts with community

Concert calendar: Check out these live music events happening in Knoxville in 2021

River Breeze: Riverside concert venue plans beer garden and free rides downtown

The Concourse: From Blackstock to Broadway, music venue plans for its next act

Temple: How 15 years of an alternative dance night has helped people be themselves

About the show

“The Scruffy Stuff” is the source for advancing the conversation about issues, trends and opportunities in the city’s core. 

New episodes come out each Monday, focused on a question on the minds of downtown lovers. We also plan to answer questions you maybe never considered.

These questions will spark discussion, involve our listeners and undoubtedly cause us to butt heads.

To keep the co-hosts cool and provide some extra expertise, Urban Knoxville newsletter and Facebook group creator Kelli Krebs will routinely join the show, along with other Knox News guests. 

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Bringing music to the masses… on a tram – BBC

French pianists, Hervé Billaut and Guillaume Coppola, brought a piano on to a tram in Nantes, as part of the opening of the annual La Folle Journée classical music festival.

They played to passengers all afternoon on Wednesday.

Mr Billaut said that they wanted to bring music to places you don’t expect it: “Perhaps someone, a child, a young person or a pensioner will have a musical shock.”