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August

Carleo’s Public Service Industry Night + Wine Night

In addition to our regular Wine Night specials, we've decided to extend happy hour deals all night to anyone in the public service industry! *Bring badge/work id, please.

+ Carleo's Wine Night is the perfect excuse to call up your friends or sneak away for that much needed date-night!

Whether you enjoy a bottle or a glass or two from our impressive "wine on tap" selections, we guarantee the best specials on wine in Knoxville! Every Wednesday!!

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August

Carleo’s Ladies Night

Carleo's ladies night is the ultimate opportunity to get dolled up, or dressed down in your favorite leggings, and show up for a great time, delicious drinks, and of course a little dancing, too!

We have extensive drink specials all night for our ladies, but everyone can enjoy great happy hour deals, as well. Ladies Night happens every Thursday!

25

August

$5 Bottomless Solo Cups at Wagon Wheel

Thursdays in the Old City have never been more fun.

Every Thursday, enjoy $5 bottomless solo cups of Miller/Coors Lt. at Wagon Wheel, all night. + they even have games of beer pong for you to play as well!

26

August

Hanna’s Retro Weekend Dance Party

Hanna's Retro Weekend dance party with DJ Ray Funk is where you will hear all of your favorite 80's and 90's dance hits.  So get down to Hanna's in the Old City this weekend to party like it is 1999.

26

August

Regan’s Retro Weekend

Regan's Place is officially open in Chattanooga and Regan's Retro Weekends are off to an amazing start!

Regan's Place is a retro dance bar, located on the south-side of Chattanooga. It's the ultimate spot to enjoy an adult beverage and dance the night away to hits from the 80s and 90s!

Join us every Friday and Saturday from 9 to 2:30am.. 21+ !!

26

August

Old School Fridays at Southbound

Old School Fridays at Southbound is a weekly celebration of arguably the most influential time in music, especially hip-hop.

Hot 104.5's DJ Eric B spins the hottest throw-back jams you know and love from artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Busta Ryhmes, Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, and more!

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August

Southbound Saturdays

Southbound Saturdays feature Hot 104.5's DJ Eric B

DJ Eric B has rocked dance floors all over The East Coast to The Vegas Strip & has one of the hottest radio shows in Tennessee that can be heard on WKHT Hot 104.5 or during his mix show duties with the Noon Throwback Mix and for the last 11 years, DJ Eric B has Broadcasted shows around the world, all while holding down the hottest club resident spots in Tennessee and around the South! Voted Best DJ in Knoxville by Metro Pulse Best of 2010, 2014 and Voted Knoxville's Best DJ by City View Magazine in 2012. Eric was also Featured a February edition of DJ TIMES MAGAZINE and recently just opened for comic legend Dave Chappelle and Hip Hop legends Salt N Pepa

DJ Eric B has rocked shows with artist such as Salt N Pepa,  2 Chainz, Dave Chappelle, Train, Shontell, Sean Kingston, Dev, We The Kings, Owl City, T-Pain, Russell Simons, Vanilla Ice, Kat Williams, Ludacris, DJ Skribbles, DJ ICEY, Chris Tucker, Joan Jett, Life House, PAUL WALL, Taio Cruz, Trick Daddy, Bubba Sparxxx, Bobby Brown, Montel Jordan, Nappy Roots, Pleasure P, Faust & Shortie, Charles Feelgood, Terry Mullan, Webbie, Ying Yang Twins, 2 Live Crew, DJ Magic Mike

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September

Old City Cover Jam

Old City Cover Jam 2016 takes place at NV Nightclub and benefits Autism Site Knoxville (ASK).

8 hours of Knoxville bands and solo artists playing all your favorites!

Food, drinks, and event merchandise available for purchase at the event. 

$12.50 General Admission paid online by August 31; $15 at the door

Ages 18 & up only. Doors open at 2pm.

Bands: The Coveralls, The Chillbillies, The Kincaid Band, Soulfinger, Crawlspace

Solo Artists: Kyle Campbell, Tall Paul, Jonathan Sexton, Matt Tillery, Ben Wilson

All proceeds from the event will fund Autism Site Knoxville, a local nonprofit community support center.

For tickets or more information, go to oldcitycoverjam.com

OCCJ 2016 Schedule

Bands on Indoor Stage

3:00pm Crawlspace

4:30pm The Chillbillies

6:00pm The Kincaid Band

7:30pm Soulfinger

9:00pm The Coveralls

Courtyard Solo Artists

2:30pm Kyle Campbell

4:00pm Ben Wilson

5:30pm Matt Tillery

7:00pm Jonathan Sexton

8:30pm Tall Paul

 

For tickets or more information, go to oldcitycoverjam.com

16

September

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame will be performing live, featuring DJ Whoo Kid at NV Nightclub forHOT 104.5's Birthday Blowout on Friday, September 16th!!!

Support: DJ Eric B, New Money Champ B, New Money NUVO

This is an 18+ show

Tickets go on sale August 19th at NOON. Purchase here!

$20 in advance | $25 day of | $40 VIP

* Vip includes access to the mezzanine level overlooking the show, private bar for VIP only, private bathroom for VIP only.

Sponsors - Carleo Entertainment, Prodigy Entertainment, Nuvo Riche, Royal Promotions, Hot 104.5 

Waka Flocka Flame BIO:

Waka Flocka Flame who penned hits like "O Let's Do It" and "No Hands," has undergone an artistic transformation since his 2010 bombastic debut "Flockaveli." He's experimented with his sound but always with the focus on growing as a rapper.

The Queens-bred, Atlanta-based MC is always thinking outside of the box on wax. When you hear Waka's scratchy voice over electro beats by Neon Dreams or Steve Aoki, it's his way of showing that trap music isn't his only trick. "I'm trying to open people's brains up," Waka says. "You don't have to be stuck in a fucking bubble. You don't have to do this kind of music because people say you are this kind of artist. I do electronic music just to get out the bubble."

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the 28-year-old rapper rose to prominence as Gucci Mane's protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic "Salute Me or Shoot Me" that caught fire with songs, "We On The Way, "Dreads N Gold" and his breakout single "O Let's Do it." The mixtape's buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut "Flockaveli" in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka's authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka's stories about his struggle were fabricated. "When I was making 'Flockaveli,' I just didn't give a fuck," he says. "I didn't give a fuck about the awards. I didn't give a fuck about how people felt. I just didn't give a fuck 'cause I didn't know. I never knew the outcome of these words."

Together with Southside and Lex Luger's thunderous production, Waka helped revive street raps and his sound began to blow up. Following his sudden popularity, hip-hop's mainstream elite like T.I., Drake and B.o.B wanted to collaborate with him while he spread his influence to a host of new rappers like Wooh Da Kid and Frenchie. On Waka and Gucci's 2011 collaborative effort "Ferrari Boyz" and 2012's "Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family," Waka's high energy is the sole reason why he's earned the nickname "Turn Up God." That style translates into the EDM world Waka calls home now, where he fell in the love with the genre during a tour in Europe two years ago. "Music is like anger management," he says. "It's fun. You get to express yourself."

On June 1, Waka Flocka is ready to express a new musical direction in his Atlantic Records debut "Flockaveli II." Set to feature production from Southside, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and more, Waka wants this album to return to the basics that made him a rap star. For "Flockaveli II," he's approaching his third studio album the same way as his previous projects: trap banger after trap banger. His laid-back demeanor makes him a fan favorite, and he's hoping that his straightforward creative process will please his core fans. "I'm cocky when it comes to my fans and my music 'cause I know my fans talk to me," he says, noting that 31 tracks are already laid down for the LP. "I want my fans to look at they haters like, 'Told y'all my boy was gonna go hard. Fuck y'all.' I want my fans to hear 'Flockaveli II,' and I want them to put a dread wig on and shake their head and rock with me."

While Waka Flocka has flooded the streets with mixtapes, including March's recent release, "The Turn Up Godz Tour," he doesn't want to place high expectations on "Flockaveli II." But, it holds a lot of sentimental value because the LP is also releasing on the birthday of his late brother Kayo Redd. Kayo was a firm supporter of Waka's music from the beginning, encouraging him to always put out his music to satisfy his fans. "That's like a birthday gift to my brother 'cause he's a diehard," he says.

With 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@WakaFlockaBSM) and a million followers on Instagram, he's become the second most active celebrity on social media platforms, as well as the second most searched name on Google. Waka Flocka Flame is also cultivating a steady EDM presence thanks to touring with Steve Aoki and appearing on songs by DJ-producer Borgore and Flosstradamus. While fans have to wait for his EDM album "Turn Up God" releasing sometime this year, they can anticipate that "Flockaveli II" will have his no-fucks-given attitude on full display.

 

"'Flockaveli II' is for the streets. It's for the people," Waka says. "'Flockaveli II' is just the savior of the party."

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September

Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard is performing live with support from The Young Fables in the Old City Courtyard on Tuesday, September 27th for a great cause,WIVK-FM's Cerebral Palsy Benefit Concert!

A portion of ticket proceeds will be going to the Cerebral Palsy Center of Knoxville. The Cerebral Palsy Center is committed to helping individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities have the chance at a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible. 

Doors at 6pm | 18+

Advance tickets go on sale for $20 on Friday, August 19th at 12pm. Purchase tickets here.

Day of Show tickets will be $25 and VIP tickets will be available for $40. 

VIP tickets will get you into a section designated for VIP only, directly in front of the stage. Along with a seating area on the side of the stage reserved for VIP guests only. 

Sponsors - WIVK, Carleo Entertainment, Sun Tan City, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Cherokee Distributing Company, Royal Promotions

Frankie Ballard's Bio:

When Frankie Ballard was growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, his father played him one classic album over and over again: Marty Robbins' Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, featuring Robbins' signature hit "El Paso." Now Ballard, a quick-draw guitarist and rough-hewn singer, has cut his own metaphorical gunfighter album, decamping from Nashville to a gritty El Paso studio to record the follow-up to his 2014 breakout Sunshine & Whiskey.

For Ballard, who scored three consecutive Number One singles off Sunshine & Whiskey - "Helluva Life," the title track and "Young & Crazy" - it was imperative that he leave behind the safety of Nashville for the wilds of the Mexico border. Setting up shop at the famed Sonic Ranch, just south of El Paso in Tornillo, Texas, Ballard, producer Marshall Altman (Sunshine & Whiskey) and his band threw themselves headlong into the music, eating and sleeping at the studio. Their goal: make a bona fide album.

"I grew up listening to albums and I loved them as bodies of work," says Ballard. "But today, everyone cuts singles. Even Sunshine & Whiskey was recorded in chunks. We'd go into one studio, cut four, then go into another studio and cut another four. It's groovus interruptus, man."

To keep that groove steady, Ballard went on the lam, leaving Nashville for a few days of bare-bones rehearsals at ground zero for rock & roll and soul, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. From there, he continued on to the Granada Theater in Dallas for another workshop session, before arriving at the Sonic Ranch, locked and loaded.

"I spur myself sometimes, like getting a metal cleat kicked into your ass so you can go harder. I do that to myself," says Ballard of the grueling road trip to El Paso. "It's as far away as you can get. I was trying to get my blood moving."

The change of scenery worked. Ballard has created an urgent, thriving record, a project that showcases Frankie the artist. It's the type of album his heroes like Bob Seger and the Rolling Stones made, a collection of 11 songs with a sonic through-line, driven along by swagger but also respect for the music. First single "It All Started With a Beer" is buoyed by equal parts nostalgia and hope.

"On the surface, it's a love story about two folks meeting in a bar and having a beer. From there, the relationship blossomed into something long lasting and now they're looking back, going, 'Man, look at this great relationship we got, and it started so simply, with just a beer.' So many people can relate to the idea," Ballard says. "But also, one of the deeper meanings of that song is sometimes the biggest shit that happens to you in life doesn't start in a big way. That makes me hopeful for the future."

The hard-charging "Cigarette," meanwhile, is unapologetically carnal. With a dirty guitar riff and winking lyrics to match, it's an explosive bit of country-rock, and the first song Ballard worked up at Muscle Shoals.

"It's about lust," says Ballard matter-of-factly. "It's not really about cigarettes. She could have had a toothpick in her mouth. It's just sexy, and it pops. It's a head-snapper."

The crunching "El Camino," however, sets the tone for the entire album. With its escapist message of hitting the road, it mirrors Ballard's own exodus from Nashville. "So get me a dog and an El Camino/roll a couple dice at the Indian casino/take this heartache somewhere you've never been before," he sings in the chorus.

"It is a really definitive song for me, and illustrates the sonic space that I'm trying to establish with this album," he says. "If somebody asked, 'Hey, what is this new Frankie Ballard sound?' 'El Camino' would be the song I played them."

"Sweet Time," one of two songs Ballard wrote for the project, celebrates the joys of taking it slow, in both life and romance, while "Wasting Time," although similar in title, is its antithesis: a straight-up rocker. "It is a ripping take," raves Ballard, pointing out the galloping drums that showcase a band in the pocket. 

Ballard also emphasizes the rock on a choice cover: his balls-out version of Seger's "You'll Accomp'ny Me." Recorded at one additional session in Los Angeles, where Ballard, ever the perfectionist, revamped two songs he says "betrayed" him in El Paso, the cover song connects the dots of Ballard's career - Seger once hand-picked him to open his tour.

If Ballard has an endgame, it's the longevity of someone like Seger, a career that continues well into the future and transcends any genre. And returns actual, honest playing to the fore.

"I miss musicianship on the radio. Everyone is doing this digital thing and they're putting all these pop sounds into country music, and I love it. I dance to it at the club. But I don't do that personally. I don't even have a computer," says Ballard, going on to lay out his plan for country music dominance.

 

"There is something you have to fundamentally understand about me: my dream goes the whole way. It goes all the way. So I want more people hearing my music," he says. "So what are you going to do, Frankie? Well, I guess I'm going to try to make some better music. And if it's not better than what I did before, there's no reason for it to come out. I don't want to maintain altitude - I want to fly, man."