KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A ribbon cutting will celebrate the opening of Everly Brothers Park, Monday, June 17, at 4:30 pm.
Rain postponed the original event date.
The pocket park in Bearden is named in honor of the country and rock and roll duo. The Everly Brothers, Isaac Donald "Don" and Phillip "Phil", moved to Knoxville with their family in 1953. They attended West High School and performed on the Cas Walker Show.
While in Knoxville, the brothers caught their first break from a family friend, Chet Atkins, manager of RCA Victor's studio in Nashville. Soon after, the brothers became a duo and launched their musical careers.
Everly Brothers Park is a pocket park that connects to the Bearden Village Greenway at the corner of Kingston Pike and Forest Park Boulevard. It features beautiful landscaping with sumac trees along the perimeter.
In a video post, their mother, Margaret Everly, expressed her gratitude for the park.