Annual Manual 2001

Nightlife: Jazz/Blues Clubs

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Baker-Peters Jazz Club
9000 Kingston Pike * 690-8110
The latest restaurant to inhabit the historic Baker-Peters mansion on the corner of Kingston Pike and Peters Road, it might be the most upscale place in town with a gas station in its front yard. Still, it's easily one of the most compelling nightspots west of Cumberland Avenue, and is worth trying if you enjoy jazz, mixed drinks, and a little history. Plus, it's reputed to have its own Civil War-era ghost.

100 N. Central * 546-3742
In a kind of hidden corner of the Old City, Lucille's features regulars in the jazz and blues genres six nights a week with a $3 cover charge. Regular performers have included the Bill Scarlett Quartet, the Marcus Shirley Group, the Johnny Mann Duo, and Donald Brown. A 1999 New York Times travel article spotlighting Knoxville's Old City referred to Lucille's as "the district's classiest dining spot"

Sassy Ann's
820 N. 4th Ave. * 525-5839
Just outside of downtown Knoxville in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood, Sassy Ann's is open six days a week excluding Sunday and offers live blues Wednesday through Saturday. Drink specials run until 7 p.m.