It was a night of fine food and sweet tunes in Maryville. Before the storms moved by, Maryville hosted the 12th annual Taste of Blount at the Theater in the Park.
Several East Tennessee restaurants set up booths to give customers a true taste of the county. A local band, The Royal Hounds, provided some live entertainment as well.
One Blount county resident says it's all about the atmosphere.
"We try to dine locally as much as we can so they've got all of our favorites here, so that makes it a nice night to stroll around and eat a lot of great food," said Charles Pullen.
At the end of the night, people could vote on their favorite appetizer, main course, dessert and overall winner.