What a VESTIVAL!

Every spring, visitors flock to this annual art and heritage festival known to locals as “VESTIVAL.” Proceeds from the event go toward the preservation and programs that take place at the historic marble building. Visit the VESTIVAL Facebook Page.

South Knoxville residents are unique, and VESTIVAL sets itself apart as “not your typical event.” One word describes VESTIVAL and that word is “unique.” Families with children really appreciate the imaginative children’s activities. Foodies love the fresh and local food offerings. The music? Outstanding. Typically, about a dozen bands play throughout the day on 3 stages. From interactive art project booths to quality crafts for sale, it is a celebration enjoyed by all generations.

Scenes from VESTIVAL 2014 (photos generously provided by John Capps, Jr.)

What: Vestival: South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival
When: Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Where: Candoro Arts & Heritage Center at the historic Candoro Marble Company site at the corner of
681 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
and
4450 Candora Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920

Maryville Pike Stage:
11:30 am Marble City Opera
12:30 pm Carpetbag Theatre
1:30 pm Jamie Cook
2:30 pm Cereus Bright
3:30 pm The Jank
4:30 pm RB Morris
5:30 pm Tim Lee 3


Candoro Cafe Stage:
12:00 NOON Maple Karma Jazz Trio
1:00 pm Jon Whitlock Trio
2:00 pm Four Leaf Peat
3:00 pm Corn Bred Blues Band
4:00 pm The Knoxville Ramblers


Grassy Stage:
Circle Modern Dance: Performances at 1:10 & 3:10
Dragonfly Aerial Arts: Performances at 2:10 and 4:10


For years since the closing of the marble business, artists and musicians have been drawn to the Candoro Marble Building because of its inspirational architecture and beautiful grounds.



K-Town SouthNEW: This year, guests are invited to park and ride to VESTIVAL on free shuttles provided by the South Knoxville Alliance. Shuttles will pick up festival attendees from the Disc Exchange parking lot on Chapman Highway and the site of the former Big Lots on Moody Avenue. Limited parking is still available within walking distance of the VESTIVAL site.

RIDE THE SHUTTLE TO VESTIVAL from TWO SHUTTLE LOCATIONS:
1. Disc Exchange and Wee Care Shoppe location is 2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920.
2. The former Big Lots parking area is at 4014 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920



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How much: Suggested $5 per person donation at the gate.
All donations go to Candoro Arts & Heritage Center.

What makes VESTIVAL so special? VESTIVAL features the following forms of entertainment: Mothers Day Brunch, Hula Hoopers, Dancers, Acrobatic Dancers, and Art Exhibits! The event is free, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated. Participation in this annual fundraising event keeps Candoro Marble Company growing and helps South Knoxville thrive.

This year at VESTIVAL 2014, guests are invited to park and ride to Vestival on free shuttles provided by the South Knoxville Alliance. Shuttles will pick up festival attendees from the Disc Exchange parking lot on Chapman Highway and the site of the former Big Lots on Moody Avenue. Limited parking is still available within walking distance of the Vestival site.

RIDE THE SHUTTLE TO VESTIVAL from TWO SHUTTLE LOCATIONS:
Disc Exchange and Wee Care location is 2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920.
The former Big Lots parking area is at 4014 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920


Woo Hoo! Let us know if you plan to attend VESTIVALThe beautiful main building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It serves as a main hub for the Vestal Community. VESTIVAL is special time of year when South Knoxville focuses on how it will shape itself — its design, its future. VESTIVAL is all about community empowerment. This event reflects the pride of South Knoxvillians who enjoy gathering at their very own  historic site and participating in something beautiful. View scenes in the photo gallery.

VESTIVAL 2014 Opening Gala IVendor Formnterested in being vendor at VESTIVAL? Download and complete the form below.

Mail your completed vendor form to:
Candoro Arts & Heritage Center
PO Box 9473
Knoxville, TN 37940
           



a scene from Vestival, photo by Jay Baird



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Candoro Arts & Heritage Center