Directions to Tennessee Amphitheater (World's Fair Park)

 

NOTE: Please give yourself extra travel time to get to the World's Fair Park area. There is little parking at the park area, so additional time for parking is needed (great hint: arrive early to take advantage of all the restaurants at Market Square and on Gay Street - see directions for Market Square garage).

ALSO: most on-line map services (Mapquest/Google Maps, etc.) may not have updated their directions when downtown I-40 construction ended in Summer 2009.

 

Limited paid parking may be available in the 11th Street parking garage (owned by the Univ. of Tenn.) ahead on the right.

Free parking is available in several Knoxville/Knox County-owned Garages after 6pm weeknight and all weekends most of the year:

Locust Street Garage: While exiting for Western Ave/Summit Hill, at first traffic light, turn Left onto Western Avenue/to Summit Hill Ave. Go straight through one traffic light (Henley Street), and get into right lane to turn Right onto Locust St. (second traffic light; Knoxville Fire Dept. Downtown Station on right at intersection). The Locust St. Parking Garage is two blocks ahead on the left (just after Union Avenue). A pedestrian bridge takes you to the Park area (other side of Sunsphere).

Market Square Garage: While exiting for Western Ave/Summit Hill, at first traffic light, turn Left onto Western Avenue/to Summit Hill Ave. Go straight through two traffic lights (Henley Street and Locust Street), then turn Right (third traffic light) onto Walnut Street. One block ahead on the left is the Market Square parking garage. (World's Fair Park area is 3 blocks to the west on other side of Sunsphere)

From North of Knoxville

(Clinton, LaFolette, Lexington, KY)

  • I-75 South to I-275 South towards Knoxville.
  • Follow exit signs for I-40 East (Asheville, NC) and Hwy 441 South (Henley Street).
  • As you exit, get into far Right Lane to exit for Hwy 441 South, Henley Street.
  • Exit splits again: Take Right exit for Western Ave / Summit Hill Ave.

(for free evening/weekend parking, see below for directions from this point)

  • Continue to World's Fair Park:
  • Get into middle lane.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto 11th Street.
  • At next traffic light (11th Street and Clinch Avenue), the Tennessee Amphitheater is on the left on other side of the Performance Lawn area.

 

From Northeast of Knoxville

(Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Greeneville)

  • I-81 South to I-40 West towards Knoxville.
  • Take exit #387, 17th Street.
  • Go straight through first traffic light (17th Street).
  • At stop sign, merge onto Western Avenue (slight right turn).

(for free evening/weekend parking, see below for directions from this point)

  • Continue to World's Fair Park:
  • Get into middle lane.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto 11th Street.
  • At next traffic light (11th Street and Clinch Avenue), the Tennessee Amphitheater is on the left on other side of the Performance Lawn area.

From South of Knoxville

(Chattanooga, Athens, Cleveland)

 

  • I-75 North to I-40 East towards Knoxville.
  • Take Exit #388 for Hwy 441 South Henley Street / Downtown
  • As you exit, follow the ramp to the right for Western Ave / Summit Hill Ave

(for free evening/weekend parking, see below for directions from this point)

  • Continue to World's Fair Park:
  • Get into middle lane.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto 11th Street.
  • At next traffic light (11th Street and Clinch Avenue), the Tennessee Amphitheater is on the left on other side of the Performance Lawn area.

From East of Knoxville

(Newport, Asheville, NC)

 

  • I-40 West towards Knoxville.
  • Take exit #387, 17th Street.
  • Go straight through first traffic light (17th Street).
  • At stop sign, merge onto Western Avenue (slight right turn).

(for free evening/weekend parking, see below for directions from this point)

  • Continue to World's Fair Park:
  • Get into middle lane.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto 11th Street.
  • At next traffic light (11th Street and Clinch Avenue), the Tennessee Amphitheater is on the left on other side of the Performance Lawn area.

From West of Knoxville

(Kingston, Crossville, Cookeville, Nashville)

 

  • I-40 East towards Knoxville.
  • Take Exit #388 for Hwy 441 South Henley Street / Downtown.
  • As you exit, follow the ramp to the right for Western Ave / Summit Hill Ave.

(for free evening/weekend parking, see below for directions from this point)

  • Continue to World's Fair Park:
  • Get into middle lane.
  • At traffic light, go straight onto 11th Street.
  • At next traffic light (11th Street and Clinch Avenue), the Tennessee Amphitheater is on the left on other side of the Performance Lawn area.