Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Big Ears Festival: Robert Wilson performs John Cage’s ‘Lecture on Nothing’

Category: Free event and Music

As we wait for clarity on the ongoing pandemic and continue to plan and scheme and dream for Big Ears 2021 and beyond, we’re exploring new means of getting back to work and supporting artists, projects, and ideas that we love.

Robert Wilson performs John Cage’s ‘Lecture on Nothing’
Wednesday, August 12 at 6PM | FREE

National Sawdust presents Robert Wilson performing John Cage’s ‘Lecture on Nothing’
Our friends at National Sawdust stream a special event with the celebrated playwright, stage director, and performer Robert Wilson. For over fifty years, Wilson has been on the vanguard of experimental stage work, building an awe-inspiring set of landmark artistic collaborations with luminaries Philip Glass, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, and Tom Waits, among others. For this exceptional presentation — scheduled on the eighteenth anniversary of the passing of John Cage — Wilson will present an appreciation of the revolutionary composer with a solo performance of his famed 'Lecture on Nothing’.

"All I know about method, is that when I am not working, I sometimes think I know something, but when I am working, it is quite clear that I know nothing.”
— John Cage

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.