KNOXVILLE — Superdrag, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler, Tonic, Trombone Shorty and the Eli Young Band will be the headliners in the 2010 Sundown in the City concert series. Sundown in the City has become one of Knoxville’s most popular events, bringing thousands of music fans to Market Square on Thursday nights during spring and summer for a free concert. The series has been scaled back from 12 shows during consecutive weeks in 2009 to five shows on alternating weeks in 2010.
The 2010 series will kick off tonight with Knoxville favorite Superdrag and New Orleans rock/jazz/hip-hop artist Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Andrews' most recent album is called "Backatown."
Texas act the Eli Young Band (performers of the hit “When It Rains”) will perform on May 6. Knoxville’s Jill Andrews, formerly of the Everybodyfields, will open the show.
College rock favorite Tonic will perform on May 20 with 10-member Knoxville funk act Aftah Party opening the show.
Blues Traveler, best known for the 1990s hit “Run-Around” will perform on June 3. Knoxville rocker the Dirty Guv’nahs will open.
Athens, Ga.-based group Drive-By Truckers will complete the series on June 17 with Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves opening.
All performances will be held on Market Square. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and music will begin at 7 p.m.
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