Calendar of Events
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series.
This Masterworks performance begins with the historically complex work of Beethoven “Egmont Overture,” written as a dedication to the heroism shown by the French nobleman from whom the title is given. The night continues with the music of Tchaikovsky, with a his “Violin Concerto” performed by Robyn Bollinger, honors graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Her renowned playing has left her involved in prestigious circles, including a frequented member of the Grammy-nominated string orchestra, A Far Cry. Shostakovich’s somber “Symphony No. 5” conducted by KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian.
Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum: Multi-Platinum Rapper Kevin Gates
Multi-platinum rapper Kevin Gates announces his return to live music with the highly-anticipated “LUCA BRASI 3 TOUR” coming to Knoxville on October 18, 2018.
Gates made history with this debut album ISLAH, which was released in January 2016 and cemented Kevin as one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of 2016, second only to Drake. The critically acclaimed debut album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 1 million – 2016’s only debut album to receive platinum certification within one year. One of the rare major hip-hop releases to contain no featured artists, ISLAH made an incredible chart debut, entering Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” chart at #1 while also coming in at #2 on the Billboard 200. “ISLAH” received critical acclaim cementing its place as a milestone hip-hop release, named among 2016’s top 50 releases by both Billboard and Complex. “‘ISLAH’ is a sustained and triumphant outpouring,” declared Pitchfork in a “Best New Music” 8.5-out-of-10 rave review, “and Gates gives every good, bad, and ugly thing he has. It’s by far the best single release of his career.” The album earned Gates a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information: www.knoxvillecoliseum.com
The Mill & Mine: Gov’t Mule
Music starts at 8PM
We want some MULE!!!! Gov’t Mule continues to keep the spirit of the Allman Brothers Band alive with their heavy southern rock influences. Creating countless excellent albums and extensively touring for over twenty years, Warren Haynes and the gang sure know how to jam!
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com
Pellissippi State: Fall Choral Concert
All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.
Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405, www.pstcc.edu/arts
Third Thursday Food Truck Park
At Historic Southern Railway Station, 300 W Depot Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Enjoy food, music, beer, and wine at Third Thursday food truck park! Knoxville’s best food trucks will be on site, and enjoy free musical performances! Kid and dog friendly!
Each month we will feature different musical performances, and a variety of Knoxville's best food trucks.
Open from 5-10pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/231211084226882/
Lawson McGhee Library: Music on the Mezzanine
In a quartet of Thursday evenings beginning October 11, one of Knoxville’s most beloved musicians, Sean McCollough, brings his extensive knowledge of music history to the 2nd floor mezzanine of Lawson McGhee Library for an unconventional, performance-laced romp through the history of rock ‘n roll. In the four-part series, McCollough will explore the roots of rock through the 1970s with lectures, discussions, stories, and live performances.
Any Old Way You Choose It: A History of Rock 'n Roll
Lawson McGhee Library 2nd floor mezzanine | 6:30-8:00
October 11 - Roots of Rock
October 18 - The 50s
October 25 - The 60s
November 1 -The 70s
Presented by Knox County Public Library and Friends of the Knox County Public Library, Music on the Mezzanine is a free series exploring each of three musical genres: rock and roll, jazz, and opera. Over the course of a month, an expert presenter will explore the history and characteristics of each style of music, plus feature stories and both live and recorded performances.
The 2nd floor mezzanine of Lawson McGhee Library houses the Sights & Sounds department, which features an extensive collection of music CDs, streaming music and other media, audiobooks on CD, feature films, documentaries, and television shows, all available for checkout or download.
The Troubadour Roadhouse and Performance Hall
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, www.troubadourroadhouse.com
WDVX: Blue Plate Special
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! http://wdvx.com/program/blue-plate-special/
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, http://www.wdvx.com
WDVX: Six O’clock Swerve
Six O’Clock Serve host, Wayne Bledsoe, has a special relationship with local musicians and has known and written about many of them for decades. The show's relaxed and informed interviews and performances welcome spontaneity. See who's coming up next on the Swerve calendar: https://wdvx.com/calendar/category/six-oclock-swerve/
Live from Barley's in Knoxville's Old City every Thursday, 6-7 PM. Tickets available at the door for $5.
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria, 200 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 865-544-1029, http://www.wdvx.com