Knoxville’s Sunset on Central announces lineup for Free Downtown Music Festival



Born & Raised Productions and Tennessee Tailgating For A Cause are proud to introduce Sunset On Central presented by Fox & Fogarty, Pilot, and Grayson Hyundai. Sunset on Central is a new summer concert series, taking place on Central Street in North Knoxville on Saturday, August 26th from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Sunset On Central is an all-day concert featuring nine bands on two stages, food trucks, local vendors and activities for kids. The lineup includes Royal Teeth, Future Thieves, firekid, Mountains Like Wax, Blond Bones, Briston Maroney, Zack Miles, Shayla McDaniel, and Daniel Fluitt.

This event is free to attend, open to all ages and dog friendly. This festival is a celebration of Knoxville, music and community. The event aims to bring people to check out the growth and development of the North Knox and Happy Holler area. Proceeds from this event will go to The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Knoxville.

Sponsors for Sunset On Central include Grayson Hyundai, Pilot Flying J, Fox & Fogarty, Hexagon Brewing, Yee-Haw Brewing, U.S. Cellular, Riot Printing, 94Z, Blank Newspaper, Knox Music Coalition and Knoxville Music Warehouse.

V.I.P. passes will be available for $35. These passes will include special access to the V.I.P. area next to the stage, drink tickets and complimentary food. V.I.P. passes are limited and will go on sale on Friday, July 14th at 10:00 am.

Born & Raised Productions is a boutique music promotion company based in Knoxville, creating unforgettable music experiences in East Tennessee.

Here is some information about a few of the announced artists:

Royal Teeth
After five years, three cities, two albums, various personnel changes, and hundreds of days on the road, the Louisiana pop quartet Royal Teeth is an ensemble of well-seasoned pros

The spirited anthem “Wild,” driven by the sparkling vocal chemistry between singers Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen, propelled the band to multiple TV, film, and video game placements (including FIFA), guest appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and American Idol (at the personal invitation of fellow Louisiana native Harry Connick, Jr.) and slots at festivals, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Firefly, SXSW, CMJ, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Voodoo Experience.

Future Thieves
Young musicians come to Nashville to chicken-pick and twang. They come to sing about trucks, girls and girls in trucks.
Not so with Future Thieves. They came to rock.

They’ve stirred up plenty of attention from fans throughout Music City and then beyond the city limits, onstage at Bonnaroo and Summerfest and back home for Live On The Green, on tours with the Black Cadillacs and 10 Years and at venues in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta and throughout their expanding territory.

Nashville-based firekid is the synth-shaded, bluegrass-influenced indie folk project of Alabama singer/songwriter and guitarist Dillon Hodges. A boy wonder on the guitar, he began winning competitions at age 11 after having played the instrument for less than a year. He added singing and songwriting to his interests in his mid-teens, and at the age of just 17, he won the 2007 National Guitar Championship bluegrass competition. Mixing his bluegrass background, his love of Americana music, and elements of contemporary indie electronic and pop, he began performing as firekid and signed with Atlantic Records in the spring of 2015. He spent 2016 touring in support of his self-titled debut album and touring with bands like Kaleo and Moon Taxi.

Mountains Like Wax
Creating their own cogent blend of Southern post rock, Mountains Like Wax has carved their names into the cement of the burgeoning indie scene in Nashville, Tennessee with their relentlessly exuberant shows.


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