is one of the Southeast’s premier events and the largest Labor Day Weekend
Fireworks Show in the nation. We are beyond thrilled to continue to present it
to hometown folks and visitors from all over the country,” states Visit
Knoxville president Kim Bumpas.
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Knoxville, Tennessee, June 11, 2014
Visit Knoxville will light up the
sky over the Tennessee River, Saturday, August 30 at
Entertainment begins at 3:00 p.m. (gates open at 2:30pm) on Neyland Drive and
Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville. Fireworks begin at approximately at
9:00 p.m. and will be synchronized to a custom soundtrack broadcast via Star
102.1 radio. The fireworks will also be broadcast by WBIR-TV.
In addition to more than 5-tons of
dynamite, Visit Knoxville has packed an explosive amount of entertainment into
this year’s festival. Knoxville-based band, The Black Lillies, will take center
stage at Boomsday 2014. The band was recently named among Rolling Stone
Magazine’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know: Summer 2014.” Boomsday’s Main
Stage will also welcome Rodney Atkins. The East Tennessee native has an
impressive track record with six number one hits from his first three albums,
including his most recent smash, "Take A Back Road." A second stage will feature
additional bands including Native Run, a band that has opened for John Hiatt and
The Black Lillies, will
take center stage at Boomsday 2014. View
Boomsday’s Main Stage will also welcome Rodney Atkins, an East Tennessee native.
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Water stunts by
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the water, Boomsday guests will witness the water stunts of Ben Merrell from Fly
Life Xtreme Productions. Many people will recognize Ben from his performances on
the popular TV show America’s Got Talent.
Since 1988, the Boomsday Festival has
been a successful one-day event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to
Knoxville for a day of food, fun, live music, and the biggest boom in the
“Boomsday is one of the Southeast’s premier events
and the largest Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Show in the nation. We are beyond
thrilled to continue to present it to hometown folks and visitors from all over
the country,” states Visit Knoxville president Kim Bumpas. “This year’s event
will feature more fireworks than we’ve presented in years and entertainment that
is well worth the price of admission.”
Boomsday has traditionally taken
place on the Sunday prior to Labor Day. This year’s festival has been moved to
Saturday to accommodate the University of Tennessee season opener scheduled for
Sunday, August 31.
“This will be a unique and exciting weekend for our city and our state,” says
Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones.
Fireworks can be viewed from a number of locations throughout downtown
Knoxville, but tickets are required for Boomsday viewing on Neyland Drive.
Additional activities and entertainment will take place throughout the day.
Families can take advantage of a special Knox Kids zone set up free of charge
outside the ticketed area. Knox Kids will feature fun and educational activities
for kids of all ages and ticketed access, if desired, to the Neyland Drive
As a special acknowledgement to the service and sacrifice of the nation’s
service men and women, Boomsday 2014 will also feature a special area of honor
for those who have served and are currently serving our country, and all
military personnel will be admitted free to Boomsday 2014 with Military I.D. See
website for details.
Admission to the secured viewing area along Neyland is $20 per person. Children
under 12 admitted free. Concert performances are included in price of admission.
Tickets go on sale June 16 at
www.BoomsdayKnoxville.com. Food and beverage at the event will be priced
For updated information on Boomsday 2014, including tips on what and what not to
bring, maps, parking information, tickets and more, visit
and sponsorship opportunities are also available for a limited time.
Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official
Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit
Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the
community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop
Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination.
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