Sundown in the City returns to Knoxville April 22 as Regal Entertainment Group presents Sundown in the City 2010. For five weeks, AC Entertainment presents an exciting variety of live music in downtown Knoxville. Sundown in the City is free, open to the public, and a great event for the whole family to enjoy. National recording artists and successful regional bands, combined with the incomparable atmosphere of downtown Knoxville, draw several thousand visitors to the thriving bars, restaurants and retail shops in Knoxville.
Regal Entertainment Group presents Sundown in the City 2010 with support from Bud Light, Pilot, and U.S. Cellular and produced by A.C. Entertainment.
With such an unprecedented mix of rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop and soul, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews had to create a new word to describe his signature sound: Supafunkrock! Get ready to get funky and get moving when he brings the uplifting New Orleans sound straight to Sundown on April 22.
Buzz just doesn’t get any louder than it has for the Eli Young Band. Working their way up through bars, the Texas-based country outfit has a hit single with “When It Rains” from the band’s debut CD, “Jet Black & Jealous.” Jill Andrews has one of the most haunting voices in Americana. Now solo after the dissolution of the everybodyfields, Andrews continues to make riveting roots music that reflects the light and dark sides of her home in East Tennessee.
With six Top 10 hits, including the monster rock standard “If You Could Only See,” Tonic has dominated the airwaves for the past decade. Tonic’s new album comes out May 4. Ten-piece funk band Aftah Party took home first place in The Square Room’s debut Sound Off band competition with their mix of soul and R&B.
More than 20 years into their career, Blues Traveler continue to reinvent their appealing fusion of jangly rock led by John Popper’s soulful vocals and blazing harmonica. The band’s best-known single, “Run-Around,” was the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history. The band’s latest disc, “North Hollywood Shootout,” features the same infectious melodic hooks that have invigorated fans throughout the years. The Dirty Guv’nahs rank as one of the Knoxville music scene’s most exciting exports in recent years. Voted Best Band two years in a row by Metro Pulse readers, The Dirty Guv’nahs are paving the way for a new chapter of American rock ‘n’ roll. They recorded their sophomore release in December 2009 with Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip (Levon Helm, The Black Crowes) at Levon Helm’s Woodstock, N.Y., studio.
Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and comprising a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrates the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. The band’s newest CD is “The Fine Print,” a collection of oddities and rarities, which features songs written by band members past and present. Opening act Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves is a soul band in the classic sense, echoing the best of Motown.

— Courtesy of AC Entertainment