“People are coming from all over the country and around the world,” Morse said. “Generally speaking, they’re affluent people who could travel anywhere but choose to come to Iowa for their vacation..so why not show them ‘Iowa’? Knoxville is really well positioned to do this right, as RAGBRAI® has reiterated to us a number of times. We’re going to look really good to our visitors!”
“It’s important to note a ton of volunteer time went into selecting the entertainment for the Knoxville stop. The Entertainment Committee worked endlessly through our passion to pursue bands who are passionate about performing well. The band selection was not taken lightly and we’re very proud of who we’ve been able to line-up for the event. The entertainment will insure Knoxville will be A Dam Good Time!” Morse said.
Knoxville has tried to keep its vendor fees affordable to make the event successful for its businesses and nonprofits. Many volunteer hours have been dedicated to making RAGBRAI®’s stop in Knoxville a success. Morse has enjoyed the experience thus far.
“This has been a great experience,” Morse said. “The reaction we’re getting from people has been fantastic. Folks are already planning their week around it! The bands are excited and are bragging up Knoxville to their followers.”