Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Marble Springs: Farmers Market


Category: Festivals & special events, Free event, History & heritage, Kids & family and Science & nature

The Marble Springs Farmer's Market is held Thursdays from 3-6pm, beginning May & continuing weekly through September, depending upon supply. All vendors will be selling fresh, locally-produced products including sauces, seasonal produce, herbs, perennial plants and more (weekly selection will vary).

​Marble Springs: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-573-5508,

2nd Annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival

  • May 17, 2018 — May 19, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events

The 2nd Annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival will be held at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge May 17-19, 2018.

East Tennessee has the best wines in our state! Join us for the second annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 30 minutes from Knoxville in beautiful East Tennessee. We’ll have dozens of award-winning Tennessee wines to taste, great food, live music, chef demonstrations and more. Don’t miss Nine Lakes Wine Festival: A Taste of Tennessee Wines!

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Rhapsody in Blue


Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's 2017-2018 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series, which marks the KSO’s 82nd season and features new Music Director Aram Demirjian.

The May Masterworks ends the season with an all-American program featuring Aaron Copland (Symphony No. 3 including Fanfare for the Common Man), Florence Price (Piano Concerto), George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and Leonard Bernstein's Overture to the musical/operetta, Candide, which the KSO will perform in a full-scale collaborative production in fall 2018 with the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Pianist Michelle Cann will perform not one but TWO piano concerti--by Florence Price and George Gershwin, a spectacular season finale conducted by Maestro Aram Demirjian. Ms. Cann holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she joined the Curtis staff as one of the new Collaborative Staff Pianists. Michelle is also on the faculty of the Luzerne Music Center as an instructor of piano and continues to perform with orchestras nationally.

Aram Demirjian, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano

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,

Sevierville Commons Arts Council: 2018 Annual Meeting

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

We are looking for candidates to help with our mission of bringing the Arts to Downtown! We will elect new officers. If you'd like to be considered for a position or nominate someone, please contact

Sevierville Commons Arts Council at Arts in Common Gallery, 129 Bruce Street, Sevierville, 37862. Information: 865-366-1475, or

Maker City Meetup

  • May 17, 2018
  • 6:00-8:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Come one, come all! Maker Meetups are open to local makers and anyone interested in the maker movement. Connect with other makers and local businesses and learn more about the exciting work being done in our area!

Get a tour of the city-owned building at 1200 McCalla Ave. and learn about the city’s Request for Proposals to make the building maker-centric. Then on to visit the neighbors: Smart & Becker and Bird on the Wire Studios.

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1200 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

Free, but registration requested at

PrayKnox Citywide Unity Celebration

  • May 17, 2018
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

YOU ARE INVITED to join in the first PrayKnox Citywide Unity Celebration event at the World's Fair Park, Thursday, May 17th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. God has knit our hearts together in our daily prayers through the devotional, focused intercessory prayer at the monthly gatherings and service projects....NOW, it's time to rejoice and celebrate the bonds of relationships that He has brought about and continues to grow.

The celebration will being in the amphitheater with prayer, worship and commissioning of the PrayKnox graduating student leaders; then we'll all join in the games, cultural dances, music and more on the festival lawn; and enjoy ethnic food samples at the World Food Tour in the Sunsphere.

Come celebrate how God is transforming our city one prayer and one friendship at a time.
World's Fair Park; Amphitheater, Sunsphere and Festival Lawn, FREE for all ages.

Visit for more information.

Knoxville History Project and Maple Hall: An Evening with Jack Neely

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

At Maple Hall, 414 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Jack Neely returns upstairs at Maple Hall on May 17th for an intimate evening of stories and local lore concerning:

For the Union Dead - A discussion of the wartime origins of our National Cemetery--and Knoxville's surprising associations with the evolution of Memorial Day.

Also, the Maple Hall bar staff will be serving up unique cocktails that pay homage to Knoxville's wartime past. You won't want to miss this one of a kind downtown experience! As always, no cover charge. 21+.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

MOVING SALE at Liz-Beth & CO

  • May 15, 2018 — May 27, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Festivals & special events

Fabulous discounts available on assorted pottery, art glass, jewelry, and art prints while supplies last. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a great price on Phyllis Shipley, Cynthia Markert and Jim Gray art prints. Our contact information will remain the same, so give us a call for all your art and framing needs!

Liz-Beth & Co.: 7240 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-691-8129,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2018 Instructor Exhibition

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

Reception date TBA

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Fluorescent Gallery: Group Painting Show

  • May 11, 2018 — May 25, 2018

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

This group painting show, titled By Candle Or By Bulb, features a trio of Knoxville-based painters including Eleanor Aldrich, Heather Hartman, and David Wolff. The show continues through May 25.

Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

Seventy Thirty Creatives: As You Like It

  • May 11, 2018 — May 19, 2018

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Join Seventy Thirty Creatives on their second annual summer Shakespeare exploration in As You Like It, Shakespeare's iconic comedy about love, poetry, and fools.

May 11, 18 on Market Square
May 12 at Krutch Park
May 13 (Mothers' Day Matinee), 19 at Ijams Nature Centre

Suggested donation for Market Square and Krutch Park shows are $12 bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! Pre-book tickets for Ijams performances ($12 single, $20 for two).

May 13 Tickets -
May 19 Tickets -

Email for all other reservations.

Ijams Nature Center: Exhibition by Chuck Cooper


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Science & nature

Stop by Ijams' Hallway Gallery to see May's photography exhibit by Chuck Cooper! His beautiful shots of historic Knoxville and wildlife will inspire you to get outside to see these sights for yourself.

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

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