NPC Knox Classic
May 2, 2019
GASP is a long time supporter of the NPC Knox Classic in Knoxville, TN. This year the show is on August 2nd at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.
The NPC Knox Classic is a long lasting show that has been going for over 35 years. It has grown each and every year and the response from the competitors has been amazing. The promoters of this show try to go above and beyond the competitors expectations from the time they arrive at the show as to what they will receive at check-ins in their goodie bags to how they are treated throughout the weekend during the show. The promoters goal is to make the competitors experience the best they have ever had at a bodybuilding competition to make sure they go back home and spread the word about Knox Classic.
This show has an average of around 275 competitors and it continues to grow each year. The trophies are full-sized Taylor Made Trophy sculptures and they place top 5 in every class. For the local competitors they also have a Mr. Bodybuilding Knox class and as of this year, a Ms. Bikini Knox class. They also offer a Men’s Wheelchair Bodybuilding class. For more information about the show you can visit www.knoxclassic.com
The venue is the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The history of this building is uncanny. It was built in 1961 and has a 6,500-capacity coliseum and a 2,500-capacity auditorium. The band Chicago broke the record (at that time) for the fastest sellout to a concert at the Coliseum for their August 26, 1971, performance. Bob Dyland played there early in his concert career. Since then it’s seen Duke Elington, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, The Jackson 5, Betty Grable, Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Cat Stevens, Issac Hayes, Bruce Springsteen, The Temptations, the Monkeys and a bunch of other great entertainers. There have also been 8 former Presidents of the United States that have spoken there as well. So as you can see there is a ton of history.
“We are always trying to outdo ourselves each and every year and that is why we are so excited to be able to partner with GASP another year. This partnership between our teams is amazing in the fact that we will be able to change the game once again for our competitor’s experience across the country.” – Beano Wallace, promoter