It's Here! The Official MetroFest Schedule!

Metro Fest poster

Metro Fest poster

MetroFest, Metro Pulse’s local benefit music festival, is getting closer, and we’re ready to reveal more details—like the official schedule for the festival, set for Friday, Sept. 28, at venues across downtown and in the Old City.


106 S. Central St.

8-8:30 p.m.: Thrashy punk-metal from Horns of the Headless

8:45-9:30 p.m.: Rockin' Americana with the Kevin Abernathy Band

9:45-10:30 p.m.: Funky soul and R&B from Soulfinger

11-11:45 p.m.: Badass Southern rockers the Sons

midnight: Classic Knoxville punk with Teenage Love


807 S. Gay St.

9 p.m.: Swinging string jazz with the Johnson Swingtet


101 S. Central St.

7-7:30 p.m.: The experimental Americana of Acme Shows

7:45-8:15 p.m.: Americana band Kelsey’s Woods

8:30-9 p.m.: Django-powered guitar swing from Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego

9:15-10 p.m.: Traditional Irish music from Four Leaf Peat


301 S. Gay St.

7-7:45 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Jodie Manross, back in Knoxville after a few years in New York

8-8:45 p.m.: Country-folk-rock band the LoneTones

9 p.m.: Beat-inspired jazz-rock outfit Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet


16 Market Square

8-8:30 p.m.: Honky-tonk good-timers Texas Tony and the Tornado Ramblers

8:45-9:30 p.m.: The country-punk of the French

9:45-10:30 p.m.: The progressive alt-country of Phil Fuson's Itchy and the Hater Tots, with help from Brian Waldschlager

10:45 p.m.: Celestial indie-pop from the Westside Daredevils


106 E. Jackson Ave.

9-9:45 p.m.: Anthemic indie-rock band O Youth

10-10:30 p.m.: Laid-back electronic jams from Coolrunnings

11 p.m.: Soaring next-generation New Wave from Yung Life


28 Market Square

10 p.m.: Jammy bluegrass band Big Country’s Empty Bottle


4 Market Square

7: 7:45 p.m.: Christina Horn's chamber-pop combo Hudson K

8-8:45 p.m.: The turbo-charged straight-ahead rock of the Tim Lee 3

9-10 p.m.: A Smokin' Dave and the Premo Dopes reunion

10:30 p.m.: Wizard rapper LiL iFFy

MetroFest is getting help from sponsors Lagunitas Brewing Co., WUTK 90.3 FM, the Joy of Music School, WDVX 89.9 FM, and Visit Knoxville.

All proceeds from the festival will go to the Joy of Music School, which provides free music instruction to disadvantaged and at-risk children.

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