My husband is an absolute fireworks fanatic & we are consideing traveling out to TN from coastal NC to stay in the area for a few days over the Labor Day weekend to catch the fireworks on Sun 9/4. At this point the closest hotel space avail in the downtown area is priced out of sight and very limited in availablilty so I'd like to know the best way to get to the viewing area along the waterfront should we stay a bit outside of the downtown area but still in metropolitan Knoxville. I've looked at the public transit map but have no idea how efficient it is. We do know that presuming we don't stay right in the downtown area that we would not want to drive in (and esp not drive OUT!) the eve of the fireworks, so can you advise if coming in from somewhere via public transportation is feasible & then if so what route should we look at along for mid level lodging (ie Comfort suites, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Sheraton)? Thank you kindly!