Scruffy City Soirée


The Scruffy City Soirée  | September 23, 2016

6:30 PM | The Standard

A Festive Evening Celebrating Knoxville’s Past, Present, & Future

In 1947 writer John Gunther called it “the ugliest city in America” – a title that prompted the formation of the Dogwood Arts Festival. Labeled “The Scruffy Little City” in 1980 by the Wall Street Journal, Knoxville defied the critics again by hosting the successful 1982 World’s Fair.

Over the past 30 years, Knoxville has been transformed into a place we’re proud to call home and historic preservation has played a critical role in that transformation. Come celebrate our city, & support Knox Heritage in its mission to preserve Knoxville’s historic treasures.

The Scruffy City Soirée is our annual fall fundraiser, which provides support for many important Knox Heritage programs and services and makes it possible for the Knox Heritage staff to advocate every day for historic places in Knoxville and throughout the 16-county region. If you’ve attended the Scruffy City Soirée in the past, you know what a great night it is. Included in your ticket price is a delicious buffet dinner, wine & beer, and live entertainment. Our celebrity guest hosts get everyone pumped up before a live auction that features items and experiences you can’t get anywhere else! The silent auction offers unique local art, crafts, excursions and tours, and other surprises not found at other auctions.

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