Calendar of Events

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Guild Spring Show and Sale


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Opening reception Friday, April 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Free and open to the public.

Exhibit viewing hours: Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, F 10-1, 3rd-4th Sa 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Category: Comedy, Music and Theatre

Fri Apr 27, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat Apr 28, 2018 | 8:00PM
Thu May 3, 2018 | 8:00PM
Fri May 4, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat May 5, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun May 6, 2018 | 2:00PM
Fri May 11, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sat May 12, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sun May 13, 2018 | 2:00PM

Broadway’s greatest musical farce is back! Stephen Sondheim’s joyous romp through ancient Rome is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest shows ever written. In exchange for his freedom, a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master by devising a master plan that becomes a domino of twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, love potions, and chases.--"Something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Dogwood Arts: Festival on Market Square

Category: Culinary arts, Dance, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family and Music

Market Square and the surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant art fair featuring juried artwork from local and regional artisans, live entertainment, activities for children, food trucks, a beer garden, and much more. More than 90 juried artists will feature and sell their work at the festival. Artisans working in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood will be selling their wares. “Since co-chairing with Brooke Carper over the past 6 years, this is the largest festival we have been a part of, based on the number of artists, food vendors, and Creation Station vendors”, says Dogwood Arts Festival Co-Chair Shanna Browning. The entertainment on the Bill Lyons Market Square Stage is something not to be missed this year. From local favorite Josiah & the Greater Good to Nashville-based Friday night headliners Carolina Story, the diversity in the full lineup this year will appeal to all audiences.

In addition to the Bill Lyons Market Square Stage, the Children’s Stage, located behind the East Tennessee Historical Society, will showcase live entertainment geared toward children. Creation Station will also have entertaining family-style craft activities throughout the festival for children of all ages and their families.

The Blooming Beer Garden is back this year! Enjoy a craft beer from Yee-Haw Brewing Company out of Johnson City, Tennessee right in the middle of Market Square!

Times: Friday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Dogwood Arts: 865-637-4561,

Tennessee Theatre: Tommy Emmanuel


Category: Music


Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy's unique style - he calls it simply "finger style" - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Bijou Theatre: Anderson East


Category: Music

Anderson East, the Soulful Southern singer/songwriter who fuses several strains of roots music -- R&B, soul, gospel -- into his own unique style will be coming to the US Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre Friday, April 27 at 8:00PM.

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

The Mill and Mine: The Dirty Guv'nahs

  • April 27, 2018

Category: Music

THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS at The Mill and Mine, Friday, April 27.

We're starting off 2018 with a special surprise! Knoxville's southern rock favorites The Dirty Guv'nah's are BACK, and reuniting at The Mill & Mine for one special night that you do not want to miss!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

The Muse Knoxville: 4th Friday Free Family Night

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Join The Muse Knoxville for some FREE Family Fun thanks to The Trust Company of Tennessee! The exhibit floor will be open after hours free to the public! They will also show multiple planetarium shows at no extra cost and have special Earth & Space science activities. See you there!

Note: No more than 3 children per adult may be admitted. This is a new program and due to capacity constraints at the museum, admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

UT Gardens: "Thyme to Grow" Gala

  • April 27, 2018
  • 5-9 PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Science & nature

We hope you will join us for a very special Gala, "Thyme to Grow," on Friday, April 27, in the UT Gardens, Knoxville. Abby Ham, news anchor for WBIR and this year's Gala emcee, will be there to help us celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Gardens along with the beauty and flavor of garden edibles of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Mark your calendar now for this fabulous event in support of the Knoxville location of our State Botanical Garden. Tickets available at this site: The UT Gardens, Knoxville, is a location of the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

The Muse Knoxville: STEAM Sprouts

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

A STEAM-focused class created just for preschoolers! This month we'll have some STEAM fun doing fairy tale engineering with The Three Billy Goats Gruff! Children ages 2-5 will get the most out of this class that explores Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through fairy tales. Find this guided activity in the Classroom.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

Volapalooza 2018

  • April 27, 2018
  • 6:00-11:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

SAVE THE DATE! Volapalooza 2018 is Friday, April 27 featuring blackbear, Zella Day, R.LUM.R, Peak Physique, Hardcastle, and Oddnote!

Volapalooza 2018 is Friday, April 27. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the fun will last until 11:00pm. We are excited to be back at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn!

A great lineup isn’t the only thing that Volapalooza 2018 has. Look forward to food trucks, art exhibits, henna tattoo artists, hair braiding and flower crowns, specialty vendors, making your own beaded jewelry, flow performances, and much more!

Opted-in students get to attend for FREE and tickets for the public are only $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Visit for more ticketing information.

Remote Area Medical: Southern Tequila Fest

  • April 27, 2018
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

Fiday, April 27, Remote Area Medical is putting on a Southern Tequila and Taco Festival which will offer numerous tequila and taco options for attendees to enjoy along with live music. Taco booths from the areas vast array of Mexican, South American, and Cuban restaurants will be on hand serving some of their regions finest cuisine. Must be 21 to attend. IDs will be checked at the gate.

Friday, April 27, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm

This is a fun fundraiser event and all proceeds will benefit Remote Area Medical.
Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Gander Mountain Parking Lot, 11501 Parkside Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37934.
For more information please visit

East Tennessee Historical Society: Beyond the Mountains: The Long History of Appalachian Commodities

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Where: East Tennessee History Center Bilo Nelson Auditorium

The public is invited to attend the keynote address of the Southern Forum for Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History on Friday April 27, from 5-6:15 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. This special lecture portion of the conference will be open to the general public.

Old stereotypes of Appalachia portray the mountains as a region isolated by its environment. Professor Swanson’s talk and forthcoming book upend those portrayals, using the stories of regional commodities like gold, salt, and tobacco to show how natural resources so often connected the mountains to the rest of the nation and globe.

Drew Swanson is an associate professor of history at Walter State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South and Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape. He is currently completing a book on the environmental history of Appalachia.

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Museum hours: M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Information: 865-215-8824,

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