Market Square's Latitude 35 will host the 2012 The Pick and Grin on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 featuring Nashville-based recording artist Kimber Cleveland, comedienne Mia Jackson, and singer-songwriter Heather Maples. The event culminates with a roast of Stephen A. Burroughs. Tickets to Pick & Grin 2012 are available now at Latitude 35 for $12 each and attendees are strongly urged to get tickets in advance (we are expecting a large turnout for this event).
The fun will spill into Market Square with Sharkie and Sharkette from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and kicks off with “Brunch with the Sharks” from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Latitude 35 (brunch is not included with The Pick and Grin ticket price).
The lineup for The Pick and Grin 2012 is as follows:
• At 2 p.m., students from The Joy of Music School will perform. The Joy of Music School in Knoxville is a nonprofit organization providing free music lessons and instruments for hundreds of Knoxville area disadvantaged and at-risk children. All 85 teachers are volunteers. Lessons and classes take place in the School’s building, located just off I-40 near the 17th Street exit, in the Mechanicsville/
• At 2:30 p.m., Heather Maples will perform. Born and raised in Gatlinburg, Heather is an eighth-generation descendant of Tennessee's first settlers, and her musical roots run deep. Reflected in her guitar style, hints of bluegrass are found in her soulful but energetic songs.
• At 3 p.m., comedienne Mia Jackson will take the stage. Mia has appeared on Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly” and TLC’s “Wild Weddings”. She was also a writer on BET/Centric’
• At 4 p.m., The Roast of Stephen A. Burroughs will begin. Burroughs, the legendary Knoxville attorney who drew 20,000 people to “Swagfest”
The Pick and Grin 2012 is hosted by SMOMOtv’s Taz Cable. Don’t miss out on this unique event and an opportunity to help the Joy of Music School. Tickets are available now for $12 each at Latitude 35 (groups wishing to buy 10 tickets or more can purchase tickets for $10 each). The fun starts at 2 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive early (all seating is general admission). For more information, call (865) 978-6481 ext. 400.
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The Pick and Grin 2012 features nationally-recognized musicians, well-known comedians, and a roast of the "King of Swag" - Stephen A. Burroughs. Don't miss out ... get your tickets today at Latitude 35. Join the fun on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at Latitude 35.