Our festival is conveniently located in the epicenter of the Downtown Knoxville Renaissance, on Historic Market Square, where cafes, street musicians, magicians and shops keep our festival company. The home of the Scruffy City Film Festival and FILM SCORE is located at:
Scruffy City Hall
Scruffy City Hall and Brewery includes Historic Market Square’s ONLY public balcony overlooking the Square, and the best venue for our audiences to enjoy the Scruffy City Film & Music Festival.
For over 21 years, for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike, Scott and Bernadette West have been developing historic buildings and opening exciting shops, restaurants and bars in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently, they own and operate a close family of businesses on Historic Market Square, including Preservation Pub, Uncorked Bar Books Vinyl Bistro, Earth to Old City, and Scruffy City Hall. Their venues include three intimate stages hosting over 200 artists per month, in a convenient location in the epicenter of the newly renovated and revitalized Historic Market Square.
32 Market Square, Knoxville TN 37917
Knoxville is home to a rich arts community and has many festivals throughout the year. In its May 2003 “20 Most Rock & Roll towns in the U.S.” feature, Blender ranked Knoxville the 17th best music scene in the United States. In the ’90s, noted alternative-music critic Ann Powers, author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America, referred to the city as “Austin without the hype”.
The city also hosts numerous art festivals, including the 17-day Dogwood Arts Festival in April, which features art shows, crafts fairs, food and live music. Also in April is the Rossini Festival, which celebrates opera and Italian culture. Autumn on the Square showcases national and local artists in outdoor concert series at historic Market Square, which has been revitalized with specialty shops and residences.
For more information go to Visit Knoxville.