For annual Riverbend Festival visitor Amy McAfee, the festival seems “safer than it used to be.”
Riverbend moved from Riverfront Parkway to M.L. King Boulevard on Monday to celebrate the Bessie Smith Strut. Thousands attended the free event, complete with live music, food and street vendors.
Knoxville's Christabel & the Johns perform at the TVA showcase stage at Riverbend on Sunday night.
Jason "Lefty" Williams plays the blues at the start of this year's Bessie Smith Strut.