Annual Manual 2001

Nightlife: Coffee Houses with Live Music

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Borders Books Music and Cafe
202 Morrell Rd. * 769-4084
One of two or three giant book/CD/coffee shop chain-stores to open up in West Knoxville within the last couple of years, Borders attempts to cater to the cultural needs of its customers more than its competitors. It features acoustic rock acts in the coffee shop on Fridays and Saturdays—sometimes locals, sometimes touring acts.

Fairbanks Roasting Room
607 Market St. * 544-3090
In addition to live jazz at lunch, Fairbanks also hosts evening shows with everything from trios and quartets, to 16-piece big bands. An extensive beer and wine list are only the beginning for this coffee shop. Custom catering, box breakfasts and lunches, as well as dinner are available. Open from 8 a.m.- whenever Monday thru Friday and 5:30-late night on Saturday; closed on Sunday.

House of Beans
9700 Kingston Pike * 692-0084
In Cedar Bluff's Franklin Square, House of Beans offers coffee and live music on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. On any given night you might find folk, jazz, rhythm and blues, or something eclectic.

515 Homberg Dr * 558-9100
Sip a dark blend and enjoy an atmosphere created by local talent. Mother Wit plays on the first Thursday of every month. Java hosts performances three or four nights a month. Paintings, and photography by Knoxvillians comprise the flavor of this contemporary java house.

New City Cafe
102 S Central St. * 544-0100
The New City Cafe offers an exclusively
Christian venue. New City's blend is also one
of the most diverse in town, offering everything from gospel to ska to blues to acoustic on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning at 8 p.m.
Cover charges on these nights run somewhere between $2 and $6.

Smoky Mountain Coffee
9411 Northshore Dr. * 682-8717
Smoky Mountain Coffee offers a wide selection of gourmet coffees.