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Owners of Jimmys Place at Norris Landing Marina focusing on being best marina on Norris Lake

Jimmys Place at Norris Landing Marina Jimmys Place at Norris Landing Marina

Knoxville, TNJimmy's Place Restaurant and Bar, located at the beautiful Norris Landing Marina in Tazewell, Tennessee has added more entertainment options for the young and old, making the venue a destination location for boaters and non-boaters, alike.

Jimmy's Place at Norris Landing Marina

In its second year of business, the owners have added improvements to the restaurant and marina, including more pontoon boat rentals and Jet Ski rentals, new houseboat slips on Norris Lake, and more boat slips. Vacation Cottage rentals are also available on site. The restaurant has added more weekly specials, live deejay and team trivia nights, and an impressive live music line-up featuring a variety of music from bands and musicians from upper east Tennessee, to the Nashville area. Benny Smith, who has over twenty-five years of live music booking and promotions, including seven years with Knoxville's AC Entertainment, is now booking the live entertainment for Jimmy's Place. Jimmy's Place also offers wine and mixed drinks, now, as well as a wide selection of beer for those 21 years of age and over with proper identification. Food and/or drink specials are also offered every night.

Now through the second week of September, Jimmy's Place will feature a live deejay playing requests for your dancing pleasure beginning at 7 p.m. for "Railsplitters Wednesdays," offering specials for those with a valid college ID from LMU, UT, Walters State, and other surrounding colleges. The live deejay night will also be featured on one Friday night in July and August, with a special kid's entertainment event both nights, as well. The Trivia Guys will be hosting Team Trivia with prizes every Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. An impressive live music line-up will headline most Friday nights, and every Saturday night. Rhythm N Blues, classic rock, bluegrass, Americana, and a variety of both cover tunes and original music will be featured by solo, duo, and full bands for live music nights (see Norris Lake calendar events). Other special events will take place on holiday weekends. The improvements and additions to the entertainment calendar are part of the on-going efforts by the owners of Jimmy's Place to make it one of the best marina restaurants on Norris Lake, and in east Tennessee, by offering both boaters and non-boaters a high quality option for lakeside entertainment and fun.

"We have listened to what people have told us they want in a high quality marina restaurant, and we want to work hard to give it to them!," says Jimmy's Place co-owner, Jimmy Rodefer. "Bringing in someone with Benny Smith's experience and background in the music and promotions business is something we are sure will get us headed in the right direction, and will make people want to spend time with us, and then come back with a dozen or so more friends, next time. We are excited to get it going, this summer, and then do even more in 2015!," Rodefer added. Musicians like Knoxville bluegrass band Dixieghost, who was just recently a finalist in the impressive Knoxville Band Eat Band Competition, Knoxville R&B veteran JayStorm, Murfreesoboro Americana rockers Plow'd, Knoxville funk band State Street Rhythm Section (with a horn section), and Greeneville/Knoxville band Samantha Gray & the Soul Providers are just some of the bands scheduled to play live at Jimmy's Place, with all shows kicking off at 7 p.m. "When you combine our excellent food and cold beverages with great live music and other events, and do it all on a dock in beautiful Norris Lake, you have a winning combination. That is exactly what we offer at Jimmy's Place at Norris Landing Marina," says Rodefer.

For press inquiries and interviews, contact Benny Smith at (865) 712-6732 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information about the venue, call (423) 626-1818, or check out www.norrislandingmarina.com, or their Facebook page.

Norris Landing Marina

1015 Marina Landing Road
Tazewell, TN 37879
Telephone: (423) 626-1818
Website: www.norrislandingmarina.com

Driving directions:

From Knoxville, TN — From I-75 N, take I-640 E towards Asheville. Take exit 6 toward Broadway. Merge onto Tennessee State Highway 33 north (TN-33N) to Maynardville Pike. In about 30.6 miles, turn right onto Lone Mountain Road. In about 4.6 miles, turn left to stay on Lone Mountain Rd. Follow the road for 2.2 miles turn right onto Marina Landing Road.

From Cincinnati, OH — From I-75 S (82.2 miles), take exit 29 for US-25 E toward Corbin/Barbourville/US-25. Turn left onto US-25E S/Cumblerland Pkwy. Continue to follow US-25E S for 59 miles. Turn left onto TN-32 S/TN-33/US-25E South for 3.6 miles. Turn right onto Y Road. Turn right onto Lone Mountain Road. Follow the road for 3.7 miles turn left onto Marina Landing Road.

From Lexington, KY — From I-75 S (74.9 miles), take exit 29 for US-25E toward Corbin/Barbourville/US-25. Turn left onto US-25E S/Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Continue to follow US-25E S for 59 miles. Turn left onto TN-32 S/TN-33/US-25E South for 3.6 miles. Turn right onto Y Road. Turn right onto Lone Mountain Road. Follow the road for 3.7 miles turn left onto Marina Landing Road.

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