Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Knoxville Choral Society Auditions


Category: Auditions and Music

The Knoxville Choral Society is pleased to announce fall auditions for the
2018-2019 season on Tue., Aug 14 and Thur., Aug 16, 2018, beginning at 5:30 PM. Auditions will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1001 Ebenezer Rd. in Knoxville. Openings are available in all voice parts of the 120-voice volunteer choir.

Since 1951, the Knoxville Choral Society has been honored to share a wide range of choral music with the community. Dedicated to choral performance excellence, the group consisting of over 120 auditioned musicians performs major choral and orchestral works, highlighting a variety of choral literature and styles.
During the 2017-2018 concert season, the Knoxville Choral Society presented a choral
masterworks concert under the direction of former artistic director Dr. Eric Thorson. Additionally, the KCS performed Carmina Burana in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Aida with the Knoxville Opera.
The 2018-2019 season presents the Knoxville Choral Society under the leadership of a new artistic director, Dr. John Orr.

“The Knoxville Choral Society creates an opportunity for singers to participate in the highest caliber of choral concerts in our area,” says Dr. John Orr, Knoxville Choral Society Artistic Director. “We are looking for artistic, creative singers who love choral music of all kinds, and who want to connect with each other in the creative expression of the choral arts.”

Additional information about the 2018-2019 concert season is available at Rehearsals take place most Monday evenings, August-May from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Auditions will include an assessment of vocal quality, sight-reading, and tonal memory drills. No prepared piece is required for the audition. For more information and to reserve an audition time, visit, call 865-312-2440, or

Bijou Theatre: The Beatles vs Elvis - A Musical Showdown

Category: Music

Beatles or Elvis?

Who was the real King of Rock N Roll? Two of the greatest musical acts of all time face off in a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical observance of the anniversary of Elvis passing. The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road - A Tribute to the Beatles and Scot Bruce - Tribute to Young Elvis, will engage in a barrage of hits against one another. Its a TWIST AND SHOUT face-off that will leave you ALL SHOOK UP! A rockin show you wont want to miss!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

2018 WUOT Open House

  • August 14, 2018
  • 4:00-7:00pm

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Music

It is getting close to August again, and that means that it's almost time for our annual open house! The 2018 WUOT Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 14, from 4pm to 7pm, and will include tours of the station, a Q&A session with News Director Bandon Hollingsworth, and music and entertainment from WUOT personalities such as Todd Steed, Ben Hall, and Melony Dodson! Enjoy fun activities, good conversation, and delicious food from Three Rivers Market, Holly's Eventful Dining, and Magpies. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on August 14! More information will be available at by July 15.

WUOT 91.9 FM, 1345 Circle Park Drive, 209 Communications Bldg., University of TN, Knoxville, TN 37996

David Feder: Limitless Guitar Tour (and free workshop)

  • August 14, 2018
  • 8 PM

Category: Music

Knoxville Guitar Society friend and Florida Keys legend David Feder will be at Holler! PAC downtown (formerly Modern Studio) for his Bohemian-Flamenco Limitless Guitar Tour as well as offering a free workshop there at 3pm for intermediate and advanced players.

109 West Anderson Ave., Knoxville, TN, 37917
We will have a Finger style Guitar Workshop before the concert for intermediate to advanced players so let us know if you are interested in a relaxed sharing of fresh ideas.

Free Concerts on the Square

  • May 1, 2018 — August 28, 2018

Category: Free event and Music

Tuesday and Thursday nights - Bring your kids, lawn chairs, blankets, pets, and friends to enjoy outdoor Knoxville nights, live music, food, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides these free Concerts on the Square all summer long. No tickets needed - it's free!

Performance schedule:

May 1 - Karns Middle School Jazz Band (7 pm) Karns High School Jazz Band (8pm)
May 8 - Knoxville Youth Saxophone Ensemble (7-9 pm)
May 10 - Symphony on the Square (starts at 7:30 pm)
May 15 - Knoxville Jazz Youth Orchestra (6 pm) and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra (8 pm)
May 17 - The Young Fables
May 22 - Jazz by The Core with Justin Ray
May 24 - The Ville Band
May 29 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
May 31 - Frontier Band

June 5 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
June 7 - Ensemble Swing Time
June 12 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
June 14 - Square on the Square by the Hellgrammites
June 19 - Jazz by Mark Boling's Trio Life
June 21 - Josh Cottrell
June 26 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
June 28 - Bary Jolly Pirates on the Patio (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band)

July 3 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
July 10 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
July 17 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
July 24 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
July 31 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet

August 7 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
August 14 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
August 21 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet
August 28 - Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet

The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall

  • February 20, 2018 — December 31, 2018

Category: Music

We have a full event calendar that grows by the day!

Monday - Singer/songwriter night (open sign-up)
Tuesday - Open mic night (open sign-up)
Wed through Sun - Various Americana/Folk artists from Knoxville and across the country

The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall located in Bearden, 4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Information: 865-851-8650,

WDVX: Blue Plate Special


Category: Free event and Music

Just like at your favorite meat n’ three, the WDVX Blue Plate Special® is served up piping hot. This fresh and free daily helping of live music during the lunchtime hour that features performers from all over the world and right here in Knoxville has put WDVX on the map as East Tennessee’s Own community supported radio.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show held at noon, with your host Red Hickey Monday through Friday and Doug Lauderdale on Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor Center. It’s always free to join in so please don’t be shy. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You’re welcome to bring your lunch.

Previous performing artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, Red Stick Ramblers, Rodney Crowell, String Cheese Incident, The Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien, Yonder Mountain String Band, David Grisman, Claire Lynch Band, Brett Dennen, Tommy Emmanuel, Uncle Earl, The Infamous Stringdusters, the Jerry Douglas Band, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Mary Gauthier, Darrell Scott, and many many more! There’s plenty of great music to go around!

Free 2-hour visitor parking located next door to the Knoxville Visitor Center. One Vision Plaza, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-544-1029,

Trollkretsen Scandinavian Dancers at the Laurel Theater


Category: Dance, Free event and Music

Tuesdays at 7:30. No partner necessary. Dances include polskor, schottische, waltzes and more. Call 865-522-0515.

At the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,