Thank you to Gus’s & Cyclebar

Thank you to local businesses, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken and Cyclebar Bearden for giveback days on Sunday, March 8. It is only with the support of local businesses and families that our parade can be a success.

Gus’s Giveback Day was a winner! 10% of their sales on Sunday come directly to the parade. Folks enjoyed Gus’s fried chicken, delicious sides and, of course, southern pies.

Cyclebar Bearden raised $700 in 45 minutes! Cyclers of all fitness levels donated to our cause during their “Ride for St. Paddy’s”.

Let’s Eat!

After our St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 14, we’ll have just about every food and drink your heart desires. Bring your appetite and join us for the Cel-O-Braghtion Block Party in the Festival District (Clinch Avenue & Market Street). Our vendors will be cooking and stirring up a great day!

Not yet registered to participate? No worries. Sign up or sponsor now! Because everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. 

It’s Time!


There are many ways to sponsor this year's parade. As our event grows we have seen the growth of more events, more visitors, more media coverage and more parade participants meaning two things – more exposure for all of our sponsors and partners and more support for the thousands in need helped by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, who will receive the proceeds from this year’s event. We are also excited to announce a scholarship in honor of the St. Patrick’s Parade founders, The McLaughlin Family.


Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day weekend! Join us as we parade through the streets of downtown Knoxville, Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Join the Cel-o-bragh-tion

Get ready to rock! This year’s entertainment is booked. This year’s Cel-o-bragh-tion (post parade) will include Appalachian Celtic rock band, Tuatha Dea,   and The Ville Band, a go-to Top 40 Band cultivating a unique and original indie pop blend of music.

Make plans now to attend, Saturday, March 14, 2020. Our Cel-O-Braghtion Block Party in the Festival District (Clinch Avenue & Market Street)Market Street, immediately follows the St. Patrick’s Parade. 

Tuatha Dea Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this family born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well.

In 2017 Tuatha Dea became part of The New Bristol Sessions, a collaboration celebrating the historic 1927 Sessions along with folks like Dolly Parton, Virginia Ground, 49 Winchester and more!

Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed “The Eclectic Steam-Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”, this band is real family!!!

In 2014, the band released their 4th CD which is associated with the novels of recognized published Sci-Fi- Fantasy Author for Tor Publishing, Alex Bledsoe.

The Ville Band Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, The Ville Band has been in the game for a good minute. Founded by James Gilley (drums), Nate Wiles (then bassist), and Kevin Moore (lead guitar), in 2015 the band has gone through hills and valleys ultimately leading them to their current band roster. In late 2017, Josh Cottrell segued to session player for the band as McKenlan James steps in as lead vocalist. The Band is the Go-To Top 40 Band while they are continuing to record and cultivate a unique and original indie pop blend of music. You can catch The Ville Band playing all over East Tennessee. They were recently named the top band by Gigmasters (2018) for the East Tennessee Region after playing the coveted Concert on the Square (Knoxville, TN) to an audience of a few thousand fans.

The Ville currently plays a list of covers, spanning a plethora of genres, including Top-40 pop songs of the past and present, fresh new indie/rock tunes, as well as straight-up rock music from the 70s, to the 2000s. With 3 new original singles released to major digital music outlets in early 2018 through their label Victory Music Buzz.