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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Weekend Events to Prompt Temporary Lane Closures
Road Closures
May 8, 2014 - It's another spring weekend loaded up with events - ranging from a business celebrating its silver anniversary to a 5K run to free music and a farmers' market on Market Square.

Road ClosedOn Friday, May 9, Robin Easter Design, 132 W. Jackson Ave., will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a client appreciation party to be held in the agency's parking lot on State Street.

Saturday's Blank Fest on Market Square, featuring Moon Taxi and a free outdoor show, is a celebration of good things, hosted by Blank newspaper. Wristbands are $6 for admittance into all participating venues; all Market Square bands are free.

Also happening on Saturday: The weekly Market Square Farmers' Market and the Law Enforcement 5K, a memorial run honoring fallen officers and benefiting the Fraternal Order of Police Fund.

The multiple events taking place in or near downtown will mean some temporary road closures:

Friday, May 9

Robin Easter Design's 25th Anniversary Event
  • State Street between 111 State Street and Jackson Avenue will be closed, 8 a.m.-midnight.

    Saturday, May 10

    Market Square Farmers' Market
  • Market Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue will be closed, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Union Avenue between Gay Street and Walnut Street will be closed, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

    In addition, there will be temporary no-parking zones in effect on Market Street and Union Avenue to accommodate the Farmers' Market, beginning at 5 a.m. Saturday.

    Blank Fest
  • Market Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue will be closed, 3-10 p.m.
  • Union Avenue between Gay Street and Walnut Street will be closed, 3-10 p.m.
  • Wall Avenue between Gay Street and Walnut Street will be closed, 4-10 p.m.

    Temporary no-parking zones are in effect on all three streets beginning at 5 a.m. for Market Street and Union Avenue and starting at 2 p.m. for Wall Avenue.

    Law Enforcement 5K
  • Neyland Drive's eastbound and westbound lanes between Walnut Street and Joe Johnson Drive will be closed from 7:15-10 a.m. Saturday.

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