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This weekend’s nightlife destination is South Landing Park, which has been taken over by Music Festival to host the organization’s annual music festival.

With its picturesque view of downtown and proximity to the  River, South Landing Park helps create an easygoing atmosphere for local musicians, comedians, restaurants, and vendors to showcase their work.

The main attractions are the two stages, which face each other but stand 500 ft apart. On these stages, festival-goers sit, stand, and dance in the grassy area between the stages as local bands perform.

Music from the stage can be heard pumping throughout the park, but the festival has taken care to avoid sound from leaking into South Knoxville’s residential areas.

Some people purchased VIP tickets to the festival, which grants them access to covered sections with tables and chairs on either side of the grassy area. Further down from the stages, festival-goers can find port-a-potties (for when nature calls) and a variety of local food trucks (for when nature calls again).

The local restaurant scene is represented by Oakwood BBQ, Burgerrito,s and CJ’s Tacos. This final vendor appears to be a fan favorite, as several festival-goers raved about its food options.