Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pellissippi State: Virtual Ukulele, Guitar and Banjo classes

Category: Classes & workshops, Kids & family and Music

Pellissippi State Community College's Business and Community Services is offering virtual music classes this fall. These noncredit classes are open to the public.

Anna Uptain is teaching virtual classes in guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. She is one of Pellissippi State's lifelong learning instructors who has embraced the opportunity to teach virtually. While Uptain had taught virtual private lessons prior to this year, teaching group classes over the computer has been a new experience.

• Advanced Ukulele: Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 1
• Dueling Banjos: Wednesdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 2
• Beginner Guitar: Thursdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3

Uptain's classes are designed to help people learn quickly. Knowing time is a luxury when juggling work and other responsibilities, her classes meet one night a week for six weeks. The key to taking a virtual class, Uptain said, is to come into the class with an excitement and willingness to learn. Uptain's classes are open to ages 13 and older. You do not need to know how to read music or have any musical background or experience.

Registration for fall classes is open now: 865.539.7167 or

WUOT 91.9 FM: Improvisations to GO! Season 2

  • October 6, 2020 — October 27, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Improvisations, heard weekdays 6:30 to 8 p.m., is produced and hosted locally by Ben Hall (Mondays), Todd Steed (Tuesdays & Thursdays), Paul Parris (Wednesdays), and Chris Woodhull (Fridays). Improvisations is curated by a dedicated lineup of jazz fans with over 70 years of jazz radio experience. Our playlists reflect every era of jazz from the earliest New Orleans swing to last week's best releases. We strive to keep the show interesting, listenable, and enlightening and entertaining. We love to hear from our listeners and our contact information is located below.

Improvisations to Go, Season Two is upon us! Get ready to get on the train with Todd Steed and head north. Expect to encounter lots of music, some inspiring art and culture, and the perfect cup of tea.

Jubilee Community Arts: Laurel Theater videos & radio

Category: Classes & workshops, Film, History & heritage and Music

While all public activities at the Laurel have been canceled until further notice including dances, concerts and church services, please enjoy videos on their YouTube channel which include concerts, dance lessons, and more!

The historic Laurel Theater is a regional, community cultural center dedicated to preserving and presenting the traditional arts of the Southern Appalachians. The Laurel Theater is owned and operated by Jubilee Community Arts.

Tune in to 91.9 FM WUOT on Saturdays at 9 PM for "Mountain Jubilee" and 89.9 FM WDVX on Sundays from 5-11 PM for "Sunday Jubilee"!

WDVX: Real Live Music Videos

Category: Free event and Music

We are bringing you even more Real Live Music Videos this month, with new performances posted every Tuesday & Thursday! Check out the release schedule:

YouTube channel:

The 30 Days of Real Live Music Challenge concluded in April, and visitors one can watch all 30 videos in a row at

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Kids & family and Music

We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • May 1, 2020 — December 20, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check for locations and times

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.