April 1, 2005 - Knoxville's celebrated
free outdoor concert series, Sundown in the City, will return to Market
Square in downtown Knoxville opening on Thursday, April 21 with a
concert by rock legend Steve Winwood. Knoxville's own
Hector Qirko Band will open the show.
Sundown in the City began on Market Square in 1997 with a single concert
and has grown over the years to a weekly event that attracts thousands
of people to Knoxville's center city. The series has been cited as
one of the major catalysts in helping to spark Knoxville's growing
Last year's concerts drew capacity crowds estimated at 8,000 - 10,000
people every Thursday evening.
"Sundown's an exciting event, and we're especially proud of it,"
says Ashley Capps, President of A. C. Entertainment, which created
and produces the series. "It's not just a concert, but a community
celebration. It's helped to demonstrate the tremendous spirit and
vitality of our city - and that spirit has been contagious. Plus,
it's a lot of fun."
This year, Sundown in the City will once again run for 12 weeks, every
Thursday night beginning at 6:00 p.m. from April 21 through July 7.
The shows in the twelve-week series are:
Sundown in the City is presented by the Regal Entertainment Group,
along with the generous support of Budweiser, Hardee's, WOKI-FM, The
Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, WBIR-TV, WDVX and Lamar.
"Regal Entertainment Group is thrilled to be the Presenting
Sponsor for a third consecutive year," stated Dick Westerling,
Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment
Group. "Sundown in the City is a tremendous success attracting
thousands of people to enjoy and experience the renaissance of downtown
For artist additions, new sponsor confirmations and Sundown information,
please check www.sundowninthecity.com
for the latest updates.