To borrow a quote from The A-Team, we love it when a plan comes together.

It’s time once again for the local scene’s biggest annual love-fest, scheduled for February 1 and 2 at Relix Variety Theatre, where we’ve held it every year since its inception! For WayneStock IX we’re bringing back the Thursday show, with this year’s opening evening on January 31 to be held around the corner from Relix, at The Outpost.

Born out of tragedy, Waynestock began as a way to lift the spirits and help out the family of former News Sentinel music writer Wayne Bledsoe, who lost his son unexpectedly in December 2010. His friends couldn’t abide simple condolences, however, and we put together a festival in his son’s memory.

In the years since, Waynestock: For the Love of Drew has grown into something greater than the sum of its parts. Tragedy has given way to celebration, and while the spirit of community is still as strong as it ever was, the festival is now a showcase of some of the coolest, most talented acts in the local scene.

WayneStock IX beneficiary is WOZO, Knoxville Community Radio- The People’s Radio Station.


Thursday, January 31, 2019:

THIS SHOW IS AT THE OUTPOST (in Happy Holler, around the corner from Relix)

7:00pm  DOORS OPEN

7:30pm  John Myers Band

8:30pm  The Abernathy Family (The Pinklets + Kevin Abernathy)

9:30pm  Grandpa’s Stash

Friday, February 1, 2019:


7pm:  Daje Morris

8pm:  Mike Baggetta 

9pm:  Heavy Halves

10pm:  Good Guy Collective Presents: Art of the Flow

11pm:  Appalachian Surf Team

12pm:  Evil Twin

Saturday, February 2, 2019:


6pm:  Jay Clark

7pm:  Barstool Romeos

8pm:  Gag Me

9pm:  Bark

10pm:  Temp Job

11pm:  Finale