Thursday, November 7, 2019

November 7th Update

Update to Public Parking Nights and Weekends near Cumberland Avenue for November 8 and 9

Thanks to a partnership with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Facility, there is free parking nights (after 6 PM) and weekends in the surface parking lots at the corner of 19th Street and White Avenue. However, due to routine maintenance including resurfacing of these lots, the parking lots will be closed starting Friday evening, November 8th through Saturday, November 9th. 



Please make plans to park in another location while this work is preformed. 

Another free parking resource that is available to the public nights and weekends (excluding special events) is at UT's Terrace Avenue Garage. 



Upcoming Events
Garth Brooks Concert - November 16th 
This information is from Visit Knoxville's website, who is partnering with UT to bring this Stadium Concert to Knoxville. For more information visit: https://www.visitknoxville.com/garthbrooks/


Enjoy the concert and your time in Knoxville!

  • Due to what will be an enormous crowd, fans are reminded to make plans to arrive on campus several hours early, tailgate and enter the stadium well before the show begins at 7 PM ET.
  • Alcohol will be available for purchase at the concert, and important “Know Before You Go” information can be accessed online.
  • Concert apparel is available for purchase on GarthBrooks.com and will be available at Neyland Stadium the day of the show.

CONCERT PARKING & SHUTTLE OPTIONS

  • No public parking on campus (campus parking was pre-sold)
  • City of Knoxville Downtown parking garages are FREE OF CHARGE on weekends
  • Walking from downtown is encouraged. FOLLOW the path to Neyland! 
  • One time shuttles will be running from select perimeter hotels (see hotel front desk for more details
  • Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will offer a Passenger Playbook park and ride option. Visit katbus.com for details and routes.
  • FREE Garth Stadium Tour Shuttles will run continuously from downtown’s Krutch Park to campus from 2 pm Saturday – 12:30 am Sunday 

PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS

Gates Open at 5 PM - arrive to campus early (show starts at 7 PM) 
  • Meet your friends in “Low Places” for food, beverages, music, football from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Humanities Plaza, 1115 Volunteer Boulevard (see map). Food trucks that will be available include CJ’s Tacos, Stick in a Box, Oakwood BBQ and Treetop Coffee Shop.
  • Food and beverages available at UT Student Union 
  • STADIUM REGULATIONS

    Clear bag policy is in effect
    All articles are subject to search
    No re-entry will be allowed
    • Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket
    • No weapons
    • No smoking (this includes e-cigarettes)
    • No alcohol or coolers
    • No outside food, snacks or beverages (unless for a medical purpose)
    • No open umbrellas
    • No stadium seats with arms and/or pockets
    • No cameras, GoPros, laptops or selfie sticks
    • No cameras with professional lenses (longer than 3 inches)
    • No strollers, hoverboards or Segways
    • No balloons, balls, glitter, confetti, artificial noisemakers, laser pointers or fireworks
    • No pets (except service animals)
    • Posters inside Neyland can not be larger than 28” x 22” (no sticks, poles, profanity or objectionable images allowed)

Monday, November 4, 2019

November 4th Update

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) - Monthly Meeting


Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Copper Cellar, 1807 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and ways to promote and market this district.

This month's agenda will include upcoming events and consideration of a CAMA Holiday Party.

Parking: Available parking is located at Copper Cellar. 

Hope to see you there. Bring a neighbor or a friend!


Homecoming Parade 2019
Thanks to all the Cumberland Avenue Merchants who donated gift cards, coupons, prizes and other swag for to hand out during the parade. It was a beautiful fall afternoon and more than $3,000 dollars worth of prizes were handed out to parade attendees. 
The list of CAMA participants for Homecoming 2019 (in no particular order) includes: 
University Liquors
Brenz Pizza
Knoxville Beverage Company
Capy Bara Coffee
D and V Distributing
Copper Cellar
Athens Distributing
Three Rivers Rambler
Beverage Control
Regions Bank
Knoxville Museum of Art
Best Brands
Jersey Mike's Subs
Eagle Distributing
Silvia's Mexican Restaurant
Cherokee Distributing
Jimmy John's Subs
Sunspot
UT Center for Student Engagement
McDonald's - 3 Burgers, LLC
Aspen Hieghts
Publix Grocery at University Commons
Volunteer Hotel (soon to be Graduate)

Thanks to all who participated and made it a great event! 









As always, thanks for your interest in everything related to Cumberland Avenue have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 25, 2019

October 25th Update



2019 University of Tennessee Knoxville's Homecoming is right around the corner!

The University of Tennessee's Homecoming is next week and the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) and the City of Knoxville have been working in partnership with the University for a fun-filled parade. This year's theme is "Lighting the Way" taken from the 225th Celebration of the University of Tennessee. The parade takes place Friday, November 1, at Circle Park.  The parade will begin at 4 PM. Knoxville Police Department and Public Service will close Cumberland to through traffic between 22nd Street and James Agee starting at 3:30 PM and lasting until 5:00 PM. 

The parade showcases student organization floats, community vehicles, and includes the eighth annual Little Vol Walk.  The Parade Emcee will be stationed at the intersection of Pedestrian Walkway and Volunteer Blvd.  The emcee will be Dr. Jill Zambito, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life. More information here.


By walking in the parade CAMA members will be helping to "shine the light" - handing out more than $1,000.00 worth of prizes to Parade Attendees selected at random along the route. Merchants have collected coupons, gift cards, t-shirts, and other swag from their businesses. You could be a lucky winner just by showing up to enjoy the parade!

Keep in mind that there is more to do than just the parade! For a full list of events please visit here.



Also happening is the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band - Congratulations! 


As always, thanks for your interest in everything involving Cumberland Avenue. Have a safe and fun-filled weekend. Go Vols! 

Monday, September 23, 2019

September 23rd Update

Helping Light the Way

The City of Knoxville, in support of the University of Tennessee and the University's celebration of 225 years, will be installing some new banners along Cumberland Avenue for the month of October and ending after Homecoming weekend (November 2). 

To minimize disruption to traffic flow along the street, Traffic Engineering crews will install the banners from 4-5 AM on Tuesday or Wednesday, September 24 or 25, weather dependent. Traffic during this time can use the side streets to access White or Lake Avenues and continue on their way. Only one lane of traffic will be blocked at one time. Thanks to the team in Traffic Engineering for helping with this celebration!



For more on the history of the University, some interesting stories and a list of events visit: https://225.utk.edu/ 

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) - Monthly Meeting


Date: Wednesday, October 2

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Copper Cellar, 1807 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and ways to promote and market this district.

This month's agenda will include plans for Homecoming 2019, updates on private development, and opportunities to promote this district! 

Parking: Available parking is located at Copper Cellar. 

Hope to see you there. Bring a neighbor or a friend!

As always, thanks for your interest in everything related to Cumberland Avenue have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 30, 2019

August 30th Update...It's Football Time in Tennessee

Happy Labor Day Weekend - lots happening! 


The Tennessee Volunteers take on the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, August 31st at 3:30 PM at Neyland Stadium - Go Vols! Here are some resources to help you prepare for a safe and fun-filled Game Day.





Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) - Monthly Meeting



Date: Wednesday, September 4

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Copper Cellar, 1807 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and ways to promote and market this district.

This month's agenda will include plans for Homecoming 2019, parking for home football games, updates on private development, and opportunities to promote this district! 

Parking: Available parking is located at Copper Cellar. 

Hope to see you there. Bring a neighbor or a friend!

As always, thanks for your interest in everything related to Cumberland Avenue have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2nd Update

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) - Monthly Meeting


Date: Wednesday, August 7

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Copper Cellar, 1807 Cumberland Avenue

What: The merchants and other interested stakeholders meet to discuss items of interest or concern and ways to promote and market this district.

This month's agenda will include CAMA Officer elections, introducing the new CAMA Intern, parking 
for home football games, updates on private development, and opportunities to promote this district! 

Parking: Available parking is located at Copper Cellar. 

Hope to see you there. Bring a neighbor or a friend!

Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association Intern (2019-2020)

CAMA is pleased to welcome Owen Flomberg to the position of CAMA Intern for the next year! Owen has an impressive background in helping organizations grow and organize and a lot of great qualifications including helping build a locally owned business, volunteering, and having a real estate license! We could go on, but it may be best to hear it in his own words:

"Hello! My name is Owen Flomberg and I am a rising senior at UT studying Political Economy with a focus on Development and minoring in Business Administration. I am also on a pre-law track and will be applying to law schools this fall! On campus, I am involved with several organizations including the KAPi Pre-Law Fraternity, Student Government, Swipe Out Hunger, and the Campus Events Board. I am from Knoxville and grew up coming to the Cumberland Ave area and seen the many changes that have taken place here. I am super excited to meet y'all and working with CAMA this year!"


Friday, July 26, 2019

July 26th Update

WORK TO IMPROVE ADDITIONAL CUMBERLAND AVENUE INTERSECTIONS 
TO BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 29

(From Knoxville Communications)

            Work will begin Monday, July 29, on the Cumberland Avenue Intersection Improvements Project that will replace traffic signals and curb cuts, update street lighting and also create new crosswalks.

            The nearly $1.4 million project is funded as part of a contract between the City and the University of Tennessee, with UT funding half the cost. The project is expected to be completed in winter 2020.

“It is always exciting when the University of Tennessee and the City of Knoxville are able to jointly collaborate on a project that benefits the entire community, which improves the aesthetics of Cumberland Avenue and also greatly enhances safety in this area,” said Jeff Maples, UT Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

            The project will replace traffic signals and curb cuts at the following intersections along Cumberland Avenue: Phillip Fulmer Way, Circle Drive and 13th and 11th streets.

            Additionally, new decorative crosswalks and new street lights will be installed along Cumberland Avenue between 16th and 11th streets.

            The crosswalks and other improvements in the project will match the aesthetics of the completed Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project. The traffic signals will be hung on mast arms rather than span wires, which means fewer overhead wires and much improved aesthetics. Mast arms are also less vulnerable to wind and weather.

            Drivers are encouraged to be aware of occasional lane closures on Cumberland Avenue between 16th and 11th streets during the construction project. Signs will be posted in advance of any lane closures.

            This latest project is part of ongoing efforts to better connect UT and downtown Knoxville along the Cumberland Avenue corridor.

            A parking agreement between UT and the City that began in 2018 allows public parking in UT’s Terrace Avenue Garage in the evenings and on weekends on all levels of the garage, which has 1,000 parking spots. The public parking helps fill a growing parking need in the Cumberland Avenue area for merchants and the general public.

            Knoxville Area Transit has served UT since the free trolley system began in the late 1980s. UT subsidizes a portion of the trolley services.

            The contractor for the intersection improvements project is Southern Constructors Inc.

For questions contact City Engineering at 865-215-6100.