Superdrag & Trombome Shorty kick off Sundown in the City 2010

Drive-By Truckers, Tonic, Blues Traveler among the acts in the free concert series

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

— 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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Comments » 5

Debt writes:

....This is the bigger name bands we were told about? LOL

Give me back my 12+ conerts a year!

Kid_Epicurus writes:

i heard the Kvillains might be playing. i hope so... tired of the hipster bands.

dbdbdo writes:

I could understand complaining if you were paying for the show,but it sounds like a pretty good lineup foe free.

unwieldywildey writes:

Marcy Playground last weekend, now Blues Traveler and Tonic. When did Market Square become the nexus of the 90's one-hit-wonder universe? Look back at the line-up for the 2005. Steve Winwood, Buddy Miller, the Neville Brothers for the old folks. My Morning Jacket, Rilo Kiley, and Sleater Kinney for the hipters (Drive By Truckers were there that year too). A little bit for everyone and they were all good bands. I guess Regal doesn't want to give AC a lot of money for this series anymore. But it's like the old saying: if its not worth doing right, its not worth doing at all.

jonathan#509413 writes:

Drive-By Truckers are one of my favorite bands. Their lyrics are genius without appearing to try too hard, IMO.

Blues Traveler - that kind of comes out of left field. Didn't even know they were still together (for some reason, I thought John Popper was dead.) Still, should be a fun show - I never got to see them back in the 90s. Besides, the show is free!

I only remember the one song from Tonic but they were apparently nominated for a couple of grammys. Should also be a good show - especially for the price.

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