Everyone loves music, so why not take in a cultural phenomenon that’s been a music industry staple for years? From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the live music experience. And you can catch it all at the WDVX Blue Plate Special.
WDVX started in1997 broadcasting as a community public radio station. The noontime Blue Plate Special included themed broadcasts and occasional live performances from visiting artists.
During the late summer of 2005, WDVX brought back Knoxville’s rich tradition of mid-day live radio shows by producing the Blue Plate Special in front of a live audio audience from its new home at the Knoxville Visitor Center.
You can catch the Blue Plate Special Mondays through Thursdays at the Knoxville Visitor Center with host Red Hickey. You can also hit up your local Ingles, grab some lunch, and listen to some awesome music. The shows are a ton of fun but seeing the musicians and hearing their stories is another fantastic experience.
Chris Bainbridge got a special treat to The Family Sowell, a talented bluegrass band from Knoxville. Past artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Every Mother’s Dream, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Chris Stapleton.
And when you can’t make it to a show, you can tune in to 89.9 in Knoxville and online at WDVX.com anywhere in the world. While they have a global reach and reputation, WDVX is committed to supporting local music. They don’t call it roots music for nothing. It’s grounded and continues to grow.
The WDVX Blue Plate Special is also a listener-supported community public radio at its best. They are deeply rooted and give back by singing to its soul.
So, make your way to the Knoxville Visitor Center at noon Mondays through Thursdays, or hit up Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria for “The Big Plate Live” on Fridays.
You can learn more at WDVX.com. Pull up a chair and enjoy a great show.
To learn more about Ingles Market, visit their website at ingles-markets.com.