75th Annual Convention—2021

Knoxville—Gateway to the Smoky Mountains

Sunday, May 23, 2021 – Friday, May 28, 2021

Crowne Plaza - Knoxville

Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown – Knoxville

401 W. Summit Drive, SW
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Reservations: Hotel 865-522-2600
Monday-Friday , 9-3 Eastern Time
Ask for Jamie Julius, Reservations Manager

Parking is FREE compliments of the
Knoxville Visitors Bureau & ABA

Hotel Room Rates

(Breakfast Not Included)

2 Queen Beds – $128/night
King ($143) or 1 Queen ($138)
(plus Hotel Tax 8% and State Sales Tax 9.25%)

Hotel Amenities

• Mahogany’s Restaurant
• Free wireless high-speed Internet
• Non-smoking facility
• Physical Fitness Center
• Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
• ATM Machine on-site
• Self-Parking and Valet Parking
• Business Center and Gift Shop

Arriving Early or Staying Later

ABA has the same hotel rate 3-days prior and post convention (Wednesday-Friday, May 19-21) and (Sunday-Tuesday, May 30-June 1).


Just steps outside the hotel
Three different routes…runs every 15 minutes

Great Smoky Mountains Tour
Monday, May 24, 9 am – 5 pm
($40 per person)

9:00 Depart Knoxville Crowne Plaza Hotel
9:45 Arrive Old Mill in Pigeon Forge
(Sightseeing, shopping, lunch self-pay)
11:45 Depart Old Mill
12:05 Arrive Sugarlands Visitor Center,
20-min., film, exhibits, vending, restrooms
12:45 Depart Sugarlands Visitor Center
(1,500 ft, same temp as Knoxville) )
Stop at Newfound Gap (5,000 ft)
Stop at Clingman’s Dome Visitor Center
(6,300 ft, 20° cooler than Knoxville)
3:30 Return to Sugarlands Visitor Center
3:45 Depart Sugarlands Visitor Center
5:00 Arrive Knoxville Crowne Plaza Hotel

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
Thursday, May 27 – 7 pm
($46 per person)

Tennessee Riverboat Company
Handicap Accessible on Lower Deck

The Murder Mystery Cruise is our “Who Done It Cruise” on Thursday night for two hours down the beautiful Tennessee River.

The cruise includes a delightful BBQ dinner with barbecued pork, chicken, and all the fixins, plus entertainment and a cash bar.

After you solve the mystery and enjoyed your dinner, you can take in the sights as we cruise back into downtown Knoxville.

Local Knoxville Tour
Tuesday, May 25, 9:00 – 11:00 am
($22 per person)

9:00   Depart Knoxville Crowne Plaza Hotel
Guided bus tour of Knoxville highlights
10:00   Disembark at World’s Fair Park
(75 yards to Sunsphere & rest rooms) Elevator to Sunsphere Observation Deck  View water features in the park.
11:00 Return to Knoxville Crowne Plaza Hotel

Airport Transportation

20 Minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport
Taxi, Uber, and Lyft Service Available

Questions about Convention, call:

Carol Jurin
ABA Chair, Convention Committee


Marilyn Grismere
Convention Coordinator

If you need a handicap room, book early
through Jamie Julius. If he is not in the
office, leave your name and phone number
and he will call you when he returns.

Come Early or Stay Late!
Places to See and Visit

  • Market Square Farmer’s Market – over 30 eateries, night-life, shopping, and outdoor concerts – (steps from the hotel)
  • 1982 World’s Fair Park
  • Ijam’s Nature Center
  • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
  • East Tennessee Historical Center
  • Tennessee Theater and Bijou Theater
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Knoxville Zo
  •  South Waterfront
  • Blount Museum (built between 1792 and 1830)
  • 100-Block Arts District – Art Galleries/Restaurants, unique shops
  • The Old City – eclectic shops, restaurants, etc.
  • James White Fort
  • The Muse Knoxville
  • The Star of Knoxville Riverboat