The Festival

Celebrating Knoxville’s Lost Musical History
May 5 – 8, 2016 in Downtown Knoxville
The Knoxville Stomp is a four-day festival celebrating the re-mastering and release of a newly recovered collection of recordings made at Knoxville, Tennessee’s St. James Hotel in 1929 and 1930 known as the Knoxville Sessions. The citywide festival will highlight Knoxville’s varied musical heritage and the diverse voices that contributed to the city’s musical history. Dom Flemons headlines this exciting event, which also features a museum exhibition, record show, panel discussions and lots of live music.


Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS)
The Tennessee Archive of moving Image and Sound is dedicated to actively collecting, preserving and providing access to the moving image and recorded sound heritage of the region. TAMIS is a unique establishment within the state: it is the only organization in Tennessee that solely focuses on preserving the region’s rich audiovisual history. The collection consists of thousands of rare films and audio recordings dating from the 1900s to the present day, many of which are unique to the archive. TAMIS demonstrates its commitment to public service by frequently providing free public screenings of material from its collections and offering free use of its collection to print, radio and television media, as well as educational organizations.

Knox County Public Library aims to serve all residents as an educational, informational, recreational and cultural center through a wide variety of resources, services and programs. It is pleased to offer more than one million books, periodicals, compact discs, films, audiobooks and downloadables through 19 locations across Knox County including one of the premier historical and genealogical collections in the Southeast.

WDVX Radio
WDVX promotes the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

East Tennessee Historical Society
The East Tennessee Historical Society works to preserve, interpret and promote the history of Tennessee, focusing on East Tennessee, in order to educate and connect the region, its people, history, culture and heritage.

Visit Knoxville
Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. The mission of Visit Knoxville is “to accelerate sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business to our community.”