Due to the surge of growth in the Downtown Knoxville area and the need to expand, the community has been hit with several recent road closures. In particular, the closing of the ramp connecting West Jackson Avenue to Gay Street, along with the closing of the Broadway bridge, has affected many merchants operating off of West Jackson. In order to celebrate the history of Jackson Avenue, and what is yet to come for resident businesses, JazzFest on Jackson is meant to cultivate a sense of community amongst locals. With inspiration taken from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, this festival pays homage to the artistic traditions that have defined our cultural palettes and helped to keep those traditions alive.
Learn more about this event by visiting jazzfestonjackson.com.