Tim and Susan Lee's Hungry Otter Music Festival Aug. 21-24


Since moving to Knoxville from Mississippi more than a decade ago, Tim and Susan Lee have been two of the local music scene’s most tireless champions. In addition to performing, recording, and touring (with drummer Chris Bratta) as the Tim Lee 3 , the Lees regularly back up other bands or sit in on recording sessions. They bring their favorite bands from around the country to Knoxville to play. 

Their latest project, abetted by Christina Horn of Hudson K and frequent Lees collaborator Greg Horne , is the Hungry Otter Festival , scheduled for Aug. 21-24 at Pilot Light. 

“These musicians and artists came together with an impulsive desire to gather like-minded … artists, musicians, poets, and fans of all stripes together for a weekend dedicated to fun and creativity, while fostering a sense of community for all,” reads a press release announcing the festival. “A wide variety of music, including rock ’n’ roll, electronic, alt country, hip hop, punk, folk, DJs, and more will be mixed with poetry and spoken word performances during the weekend. Included will be a wide variety of Knoxville artists, along with a sprinkling of out-of-town acts, the idea being to cast a wide net for this community. We’re mixing things up because that’s way it ‘otter’ be.”

The announced lineup includes the Tim Lee 3, Hudson K, the Greg Horne Band, Senryu, the Crumbsnatchers, Sam Quinn and Japan Ten, Big Bad Oven, the Barstool Romeos, R.B. Morris, Daddy Don’t, Bark, White Gregg, Jen Rock and the Crybabies, and bands from Atlanta, Cincinnati, Spartanburg, S.C., Washington, D.C., and Nashville. 

Admission is $5 each day.

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