Rain drives UT spring concert Volapalooza indoors

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The World’s Fair Park drainage system strikes again: Volapalooza, the University of Tennessee’s annual end-of-spring-semester music spectacle, scheduled for Friday, April 28, has been moved to Thompson-Boling Arena “due to inclement weather and conditions at World’s Fair Park,” according to a press release.

The concert, headlined by Ithaca, N.Y., pop-rock band X Ambassadors, will be held at TBA tomorrow night from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are free for opted-in UT students, $20 in advance, and $30 at the door.

The rest of the lineup includes COIN, Pell, Luke Pell, Mountains Like Wax, Electric Darling, and DJ A-Wall.

Drainage has been a well-known problem at the park for years; for days after a heavy rain, the south lawn is more a swamp than a green space. (In 2013, AC Entertainment’s Ashley Capps described WFP concerts as “one big overwhelming pain in the ass.”)

Visit volapalooza.utk.edu for more info.

Senior Editor Matthew Everett manages the Knoxville Mercury's arts & entertainment section, including the comprehensive calendar section—Knoxville’s go-to guide for everything worth doing in the area. You can reach Matthew at matthew@knoxmercury.com.

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