Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jeff Hamilton Trio Meets the KJO

Category: Music

Jeff Hamilton is quite simply one of the most exciting drummers in jazz. Whether he’s working as a sideman with the trios of Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, the big bands of Count Basie and Woody Herman or co-leading his own Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, his playing is always original, swinging, and awe-inspiring. For this special evening, Jeff brings his working trio featuring pianist Tamir Hendelman and Knoxville’s own Jon Hamar to spur the KJO to new heights.

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: 865-573-3226, www.knoxjazz.org

Spark: Drum Circle

  • April 23, 2019 — December 31, 2020

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for an hour of instruments and fun! All are welcome. This is a free event.

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130, www.sparktn.org

Union Ave Books: Upcoming Events

  • January 1, 2018 — December 31, 2020

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

Upcoming events:

For more information on all our events, visit our website. Free and open to the public. UNION AVE BOOKS, 517 Union Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-951-2180, www.unionavebooks.com

WDVX: Blue Plate Special

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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! 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

Trollkretsen Scandinavian Dancers at the Laurel Theater

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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, www.jubileearts.org.