Knoxville police officers arrested several people attending a concert at the Valarium music club on Blackstock Avenue in Knoxville this afternoon after a fight spilled into the club's parking lot.
According to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk, the club was hosting a concert that was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Officers responded to a call at the club at 3:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, Debusk said there was a large crowd in the parking lot with several individuals involved in a fight.
Authorities said the fight originated in the club. When bouncers tried to intervene, several band members and the crowd turned on them; the fight then moved outside, Debusk said.
Debusk said "about 10" people were arrested on charges that ranged from disorderly conduct to inciting a riot.
The concert was supposed to go all night, but the establishment has instead closed for the evening, Debusk said.
The 10 for 10 show featured 10 metal acts for $10.
More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.
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