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
KNOXVILLE VISITORS CENTER
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.