You are hearing a lot about the total solar eclipse which will be passing over Middle and East Tennessee in August, but one small town will have an advantage over others. Sweetwater, TN will have one of best views in the world for the phenomenon. “The Great American Total Solar Eclipse” will happen on Aug. 21 and will be the first such eclipse visible in the U.S. since 1918. Sweetwater is planning a festival around the eclipse for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There will be music, food and souvenirs and it will take place in the historic downtown area in Sweetwater from 10 AM-5 PM.