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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Downtown Hosts Rossini Italian Street Festival, Road Closures Listed
Road ClosureApril 10, 2014 - More than 60,000 people are expected to come downtown for the 13th annual Rossini Festival on Saturday, April 12.

The 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. international street festival on Gay Street and Market Square features dance, opera, music and food spanning 10 hours and 16 city blocks. For more information, visit www.knoxvilleopera.com/rossini.

Six downtown streets will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, April 11, until 4 a.m. Sunday, April 13, for the festival:

  • Gay Street, between Summit Hill Drive and Cumberland Avenue
  • Union Avenue, between Walnut and State streets
  • Clinch Avenue, between Walnut and State streets
  • Church Avenue, between Walnut and State streets
  • Market Street, between Cumberland and Union avenues
  • Wall Avenue, between Gay and Walnut streets

    In addition, anticipate some downtown temporary no-parking zones.

    For a list of more road closures please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/closures
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