Pinklets to liven up Father’s Day

Betsy PickleFeature, South Knox

South Knoxville’s own The Pinklets, one of Knoxville’s most popular bands, will lead the Father’s Day celebration as the Ijams Summer Concert Series returns on Sunday, June 17.


The talented Abernathy sisters will kick off the show at 4 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door; children 5 and under are admitted free.

Proceeds from the concert series at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will go to Ijams’ mission of encouraging the stewardship of nature. The final concert in the lineup will feature Mic Harrison & the High Score on Sunday, July 15.

Attendees can enjoy food trucks and a beer garden at the shows, and they are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Ed & Bob feel the ‘Love’ for SoKno

Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas, Knox County’s soon-to-exit at-large commissioners, will hold their 41st consecutive Ed & Bob Night Out from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Love That BBQ, 1901 Maryville Pike.

It will be their final South Knox Night Out, as their terms end in August. All are welcome to attend. The event is Dutch treat.

Brantley and Thomas, originally paired as radio hosts on WIVK, launched their monthly visits to different parts of the county a few months after taking office in September 2014. Their goal was to make it easier for citizens to meet their commissioners and tell them their concerns – and also help generate business for local restaurants.

Dailey monthly meeting is June 26

County Commissioner Carson Dailey will meet with citizens of the ninth district from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at G&D Deli, 612 Tipton Station Road.

All are welcome to attend and bring questions and concerns about problems in South Knox County to Dailey’s attention.

Knoxville SOUP seeks projects to fund

Proposals are being accepted for the next Knoxville SOUP dinner, set for Tuesday, July 24, at the South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike.

Individuals or groups who need microfunding for a project that would benefit the community are encouraged to visit knoxvillesoup.org to fill out the application. Up to four proposals will be presented at the dinner.

The deadline to apply is July 15. Presenters will be notified of their selection by July 18.

SOUP brings together community-minded people to share a simple meal (soup, salad, bread and dessert) and listen to short descriptions of worthy projects, which attendees then vote upon. Doors open at 6, and the program starts at 6:30. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.

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