|Beautiful KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE|
They drove us to downtown Knoxville (which is somewhere we have not been in many years). Knoxville has changed through the years with the community showing pride in their little city by renovating the old downtown buildings into restaurants and theaters and other types of stores which now draw folks back from the surburbs into the CITY..... I found the walk along GAY STREET (their "Main" Street) just awesome, and am pleased that the renovations have kept the decor and history of those beautiful buildings all through the years !!!!!
|Downtown Grill and Brewery|
|Lobby of the Tennessee Theater|
Following Dinner, we walked to the nearby Tennessee Theater (another theater with a fabulous history). I had been to the Tennessee Theater many years ago --when my first husband and I went to hear the music of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in that theater. When we walked into the theater this time, I felt as if I had walked back into PARADISE. What great memories that theater holds for so many!!! WOW.
|An old picture of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in the Tennessee Theater (which is the biggest memory I have of the Tennessee Theater)|
|DRUMLINE LIVE (a musical show for the entire family)|
But--the concert was much more than watching a Marching Band... Drumline Live is a synchronized musical showcase of the legendary Black College experience that ALSO features various genres of music from Hip-Hop, American Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and more.
|Mark took this picture of us before the concert.|
|The inside of the theater was GORGEOUS... AND--our seats couldn't have been better!!!!|
|Looking straight up --at the ceiling above!!!! WOW---those details were fabulous!|
|The four of us in the theater|
|This concert was truly 1st class: the sound, lighting, costumes, and all of that incredible ENERGY!!! WOW!|
|The concert was like a HUGE Halftime Show at a Fall Football Game. They featured the sounds of favorites such as Tina Turner, The Supremes, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Prince, and Ray Charles (featured in the picture above).|
|Guess who this is???!!!!!! Of course, it's MICHAEL JACKSON (the "King").|
|As Mark said on his Facebook Post after the concert, "there was nothing which could take that huge smile off of my face"....What an amazing performance... I highly recommend it.|
|My Sweeties: Robin and Mark!!!!|
Tennessee Theater and its amazing past: Click Here
Downtown Grill and Brewery: Click Here
Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee: Click Here
DRUMLINE LIVE: Click Here
I highly recommend "Drumline Live" ---if they ever come to an area near you... If you are looking for a 'feel-good' concert --for all ages, this one is for YOU. Kids would love it also!!!
Have an awesome week!!!!