That was the pitch made by Roger Harb when we grabbed lunch Thursday at Market Cafe. Dan and Cindy Arp hosted the lunch. Both will be pouring beer tonight.
Harb is the director of underwriting and marketing for WDVX, the local radio station that operates out of the Visit Knoxville office on Gay Street.
Cheers to 20 Years of WDVX will start at 5:30 p.m. and is part of Knoxville’s First Friday. The event will feature music by the Royal Hounds, Robinella and Night Colors. Both the WDVX 20 Year beer and the Legacy Parks’ Local Motion Blackhorse Brews will be available and proceeds benefit both of East Tennessee’s local non-profits.
The party is free with festival seating.
Harb is excited about his job and the chance to promote what he calls authentic Americana. He’s excited about partnering with Legacy Parks Foundation on special events. And he’s even willing to talk with Knox TN Today about future endeavors.
WDVX started 20 years ago in a camper. Dan and Cindy Arp have been fans since the beginning. Heck, maybe that camper was in their yard in Heiskell. Let’s check!
The station (89.9 FM) plays mountain music — indigenous forms of folk, rock, blues and country. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 8 for a Nov. 17 anniversary celebration at the Bijou Theatre. That concert will be broadcast live on WDVX with entertainment coordinated by Cruz Contreras and Sam Quinn of The Black Lillies and Phil Leadbetter.
A limited number of tickets will be offered in advance at today’s concert. And yes, Roger Harb is excited.