Historic Market Square, Knoxville

Historic Market Square, Knoxville Market Square has developed since its inception in 1854 into a multipurpose pedestrian mall that accommodates events ranging from concerts to political rallies, and has long provided a popular gathering place for artists, street musicians, and activists.
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Market Square is a pedestrian mall located in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Established in 1854 as a market place for regional farmers, the Square has developed over the decades into a multipurpose venue that accommodates events ranging from concerts to political rallies, and has long provided a popular gathering place for artists, street musicians, war veterans, and activists. Along with the Market House, Market Square was home to Knoxville's City Hall from 1868 to 1924. Market Square was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Land for the Market Place was given to the city by William G. Swan and Joseph A. Mabry. Farmers from the surrounding area would bring their wagons to the Market House, where they sold their produce and wares. During the Civil War, the Union Army used the Market House as a barracks and magazine. Knoxville's post-Civil War population boom brought about continued development in Market Square, most notably the construction of Peter Kern's confections store (now The Oliver Hotel) in 1875 and Max Arnstein's seven-story department store in 1906. After the Market House burned in 1960, Market Square was converted into a pedestrian mall. A local newspaper once dubbed Market Square, "the most democratic place on earth," where "the rich and the poor, the white and the black, jostle each other in perfect equality." The Square has been mentioned in the works of James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, David Madden, and Richard Yancey, and has hosted performers ranging from Duke Ellington to Steve Winwood. Politicians and activists who have delivered speeches at the Square include Frances Willard, Booker T. Washington, William Jennings Bryan, Edward Ward Carmack, and Ronald Reagan.

Downtown Knoxville
05/22/2020

Downtown Knoxville

➡️ In the heart of downtown is the largest manufactured home lender in the nation. 21st Mortgage began 25 years ago with 4 people, and now, they have 800 team members!

🧡 They've contributed to the revitalization of downtown, and since 2006, they've been the largest employer of University of Tennessee, Knoxville grads.

🥇 They've also won the prestigious National Lender of the Year award for 9 straight years!

❤️ We're so glad 21st Mortgage Corporation - Your Manufactured Home Lending Source made Downtown Knoxville their home! Learn more on their website ➝ https://www.21stmortgage.com/

Downtown Knoxville
05/22/2020

Downtown Knoxville

💐 These spring/summer outfits are too cute. Shop women's clothing at Earth To Old City, Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes, and Fizz Market Square. They're all open! Plus, you can shop online 🛒👉 https://buff.ly/2wSt5be

Downtown Knoxville
05/20/2020

Downtown Knoxville

Photo: Laddy Fields

Earth To Old City
05/19/2020

Earth To Old City

Happy Hippie Dye !
Stop in store to check out our new spring arrivals .
#tiedyevibes

Skybox Sports Bar and Grill
05/19/2020

Skybox Sports Bar and Grill

Check out our new menu !! We kept your favorites dont worry (Grilled lamb chops, Kafta Kabob, Rafiki's chicken, Grilled chicken Sandwich, and All-out steak sandwich).
#newmenuitem #downtownknoxville #downtownknox #visitknoxville #knoxvilleweeknd #skyboxknoxville

Earth To Old City
05/16/2020

Earth To Old City

This weekend weather is gorgeous ☀️
Find this romper in store or📞 call for pickup
(865) 522-8270
▪️Available in Navy or Red▪️

Earth To Old City
05/13/2020

Earth To Old City

Sunny , Warm Days are ahead ☀️
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Find in store or online at earthtooldcity.com

Earth To Old City
05/08/2020

Earth To Old City

Mother's Day is this Sunday !
Stop in for a unique gift.
🌼Free Gift Wrapping available also 🌼
All products pictured can be found in store or online at earthtooldcity.com.
Items Shown in Picture :
❤ Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Hand Creme
❤ Hummingbird Lovepop 3d Card
❤Handmade Vegetable Glycerin Soaps

Downtown Knoxville
05/07/2020

Downtown Knoxville

✨ Our throwback spotlight is a 113 year-old family-owned business that has weathered quite a few storms, from the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, World War I, World War II, and now, COVID-19.

💪 While all of that has challenged them, O.P. Jenkins Furniture is still standing strong!

Earth To Old City
05/06/2020

Earth To Old City

Perfect day for a Rain Caper & Umbrella!
Rain rolls right off !
💧Reversible - 2 looks in 1!
💧Packable
💧One Size
💧 Rainproof
💧 Windproof
💧Hidden Magnets - no more billowing!
Find in store & online at earthtooldcity.com

Earth To Old City
04/29/2020

Earth To Old City

We will be reopening Friday May 1st, 10am-6pm .
We will be following all guidelines so everyone can have a safe shopping experience.
You can still find us online at earthtooldcity.com or you can give us a call at (865) 522-8270 to place a pick-up order.

Earth To Old City
04/08/2020

Earth To Old City

Spend your days at home in comfort apparel.
Give these lightweight loungwear to a friend or loved one who likes comfy clothing. Demdaco's Comfort Apparel line is filled with soft bamboo fabrics and casual styles that are perfect for those who need some ‘me-time’ to focus on self-care.
Pair a lounge top with our Comfort Apparel Bamboo Shorts to create an ultra soft set.
Find the collection on our website under Clothing and Accessories labeled as "Bamboo Loungewear "
earthtooldcity.com 🌏

Downtown Knoxville
03/26/2020

Downtown Knoxville

Even though many of our favorite events have been postponed, nothing is stopping us from enjoying the Spring views.

📷 Khoa Dinh

Earth To Old City
03/15/2020

Earth To Old City

Wash your Hands!💦
We have Antifungal / Antibacterial Soaps and Hand Sanitizer.
Find in store while supplies last.
🔺️Deep Forest Soap: A powerful synergy of tee tree, lavender, and eucalyptus that provides antifungal and antibacterial protection .
🔺️California Lemon Soap : Lemon Oil that provides antiseptic, antibacterial qualities.

Earth To Old City
03/14/2020

Earth To Old City

F.H.F.🐐
FarmHouse Fresh Hand Lotions are back !
A tuneful of joy⭐
Deliciously Grown Skincare
🌿97% Natural
🌿Gluten Free
🌿USA Made

Earth To Old City
03/13/2020

Earth To Old City

From Beach To Boardroom🏖
New Coola Ultra-Moisturizing Organic Lip Sunscreen 💄
Nourishes Lips while keeping them hydrated , so they look healthy & plump.
☀️Spf 30
💧Water Resistant (40 mins)
☀️Sunscreen
🌱70+ Organic
See you in store 🌍

Earth To Old City
03/07/2020

Earth To Old City

Mardi Growl is tomorrow 🐾
Stop in to pick up the perfect festival tee!

Earth To Old City
03/04/2020

Earth To Old City

☀️New ☀️
Handmade Broken Top Candles
100% U.S. Grown soy bean wax , cotton core wicks , USA made , essential oil infused fragrance oils.🌿
Find a variety of scents in store , linen sprays and more 🌍

Earth To Old City
03/03/2020

Earth To Old City

Rain is in the forecast again this week !🌧
Stop in to check out our RAIN CAPERS & matching umbrellas.
Wear rain or shine .
☔Reversible 2 looks in 1
☔Packable
☔Windproof

Earth To Old City
02/28/2020

Earth To Old City

🐾The Annual Mardi Growl Festival is coming up next weekend ( March 7th) !🐾
Find Dean Russo Magents , Car Coasters and more in store 🌍🐾

Broadway Market
02/24/2020

Broadway Market

Make a Request for Spaghetti & Meatballs @knoxvillebroadwaymarket !! Get it while it lasts!! Open Monday- Friday 11-7, Saturday 12-6.
#spaghettiandmeatballs #stanislaustomatoes #delicious #eatgreatfood #knoxeats #knoxvilletn #knoxfood #eatlocal #865foodie #supportsmallbusiness

Yassin's Falafel House
02/21/2020

Yassin's Falafel House

At Yassin’s Falafel House a moment like this will make everyone happy. Moments like these when a rabbi, ‏two father, a pastor, and a Muslim guy can all stand together in the nicest place in America by pure happenstance. This a land of freedom, we can all have different faiths and opinions and enjoy the same food.
#weallneedloveplusfalafel
#breakbreadtobreakhateandbuildlove 

Downtown Knoxville
02/21/2020

Downtown Knoxville

✨ Our Feature Friday is an eclectic little gift shop on Market Square that's been locally owned/operated for OVER 20 years in downtown - Earth To Old City. You name it, this gift shop has it!

🎍 Candles, jewelry, Tennessee pride, soaps, scarfs, pitchers, light fixtures, planters, handmade trinkets, and pillows.....the list goes on and on. Wander in!

Earth To Old City
02/15/2020

Earth To Old City

Restock Alert🚨
Shower Bursts are restocked in store & online at earthtooldcity.com🌍
Shower Bursts are made with all natural ingredients & pure essential oils.
To enjoy an aromatherapy experience, unwrap one Shower Burst & place in sachet bag . Wet briefly to activate before hanging the sachet.
Enjoy for multiple showers .

Earth To Old City
02/10/2020

Earth To Old City

Valentine's Day is this Friday!
Give your love a Valentine inspired bath balm !
❤My Girl
❤ Let's Get It On
❤Firework and more!
See you in store🌍

Kaizen
02/06/2020

Kaizen

Rain got ya down? Well, this special should brighten your day! Tonight we're serving up a vegan Thai makrut lime and 🥥 soup with seared tofu, bunapi 🍄, enoki 🍄, purple cabbage, green onion, and udon noods.
#purplerain #vegan #putthelimeinthecoconut #knoxrocks #downtownknoxville

Downtown Knoxville
02/01/2020

Downtown Knoxville

☕️ + 🍫 = Happy Place. Join us?

📍 Coffee and Chocolate

📷 @know.xville (Instagram)

Downtown Knoxville
02/01/2020

Downtown Knoxville

😋 Our Feature Friday is The Tree & Vine Knoxville, a go-to place for gourmet food gifts and cookware. But what makes them REALLY special is having 17 different flavored olive oils, as well as delicious vinegars. 🍇

🌱 And guess what? They come straight from the family estates in the Mediterranean to their shop. Swing by for a taste of any of their flavors, from Mango White Balsamic Vinegar to Chipotle Infused Olive Oil! 🌶️

Earth To Old City
02/01/2020

Earth To Old City

Southern Saying Stickers have been restocked.
Find a wide assortment in store🌍

The Bistro at the Bijou
01/31/2020

The Bistro at the Bijou

We have a great February lineup of #jazz #musicians! Enjoy live music every Wednesday-Sunday night at The Bistro at the Bijou.

Broadway Market
01/23/2020

Broadway Market

Premium Sea Scallops are @knoxvillebroadwaymarket !! On the Menu or By the Pound. Dry-pack from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
#seascallops #seafoodie #scallops #knoxvilletn #knoxfood #knoxvillemarket #supportlocal #eatlocal #eatgreatfood

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Knoxville, TN
37902

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Anything going on this Friday, Valentines Day?
Friday Night Adventure! Join us for a Haunted Evening
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Historic Market Square, Knoxville What e-mail address reaches your live music booking person?
Is there a "best" day of the week to go to Market Square?
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Please join us for A Vintage Christmas at the Bijou Theatre 7:30 TONIGHT 100th ticket purchases gets $100
I need people to clean up after their dogs downtown. If you don't want to pick up poop don't get a dog. I stepped in poop 1st Friday and that's crazy. I saw a couple pull up to a house on 11th ave and let their dogs poop in someones yard and drive off. I see people letting their dogs poop on TVA property and just walk away or in those little fences on market square around the trees. Seriously your dog poop should not be our problem.
So happy to see Historic Market Square, Knoxville landed in the top 25 Ways To Have A Blast when you Visit Knoxville by Scary Mommy! You and your whole crew can earn some extra cash carpooling on your way to any of the fun things on the square by downloading the Hytch Rewards app. #KnoxRocks #KnoxvilleTN #HytchRewards http://www.scarymommy.com/25-things-to-do-family-knoxvill-tennessee/
Hi, I suspect my purse's strap broke in Market Square on NYE between 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. It was a crossbody, so it was never taken off intentionally. It contains my most valuable possessions; if you have any tips, please help. 😞
Does anyone know what band was playing in the square on the night of 11/24? They covered songs by The National and U2, among others.