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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
First Night Knoxville Button Launch
First Night Knoxville 2009November 25, 2008 - First Night Knoxville 2009, the New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts in downtown Knoxville, will launch the sales of 2009 Admission Buttons at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 on the Market Square stage.

Mayor Bill Haslam will help kick off the sales with the purchase of the first button. Representatives from event co-sponsors Regal Entertainment Group and Pilot Corporation will also be in attendance. A sampling of First Night entertainment will be provided.

First Night Knoxville features artists from around the region performing in multiples venues throughout downtown Knoxville. A First Night Admission Button admits guests to all of the indoor entertainment venues and provides discounts on selected outdoor attractions. Additional free entertainment will be presented outdoors throughout the Market Square District. First Night will culminate in the traditional countdown and ball drop at midnight on Market Square.

Countdown til midnightWhat: First Night Knoxville 2009
New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts in downtown Knoxville. Multiple entertainment venues, activities for all ages, and plenty of food and fun, will make downtown the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

When: Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hours: Children’s Festival - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Processional - 6:30pm
Evening Entertainment Kick-off - 7:00pm
Ball Drop - midnight

Prices: $10 per button prior to the day of the event
$15 per button day of event
Children 6 and under are FREE

Web site: www.firstnightknoxville.com

Producer: First Night Knoxville is presented by the Market Square District Association, a non-profit organization aimed at making the Market Square District one of the South’s finest places to shop, eat, work, live, and play.
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