Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Art in the Park


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

On the second weekend in June, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will present the fifth annual Art in the Park event. Enjoy the artistic and musical outdoor sights and sounds of Art in the Park on Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each year, attendance at Art in the Park has been growing as its reputation and popularity increases.

Art in the Park is a special event where gifted artisans display their unique creations in the beautiful park setting surrounding the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC). Artists with inside and outside booths will offer one-of-a-kind gift ideas, fine art in all media including painting, photography, jewelry, and creations in wood, pottery, and basket weaving and more.

Outdoor musical entertainment will be plentiful at the Art in the Park event. The schedule for Saturday’s musical entertainment is: the Dulci-mores (inside the PCAC all day), Cumberland County Community Band (9 – 11), Cumberland Sound (12 – 2), and the Plateau Old-Time German Band (3 – 5). Sunday’s musical entertainment is: Memory Road (10 – 12), and the Relics (1 – 3). Those who want to sit, relax, and enjoy the outdoor music may want to bring their own portable lawn chairs. Also, delicious food and cool treats will be offered by Lefty’s Barbeque (both days) and by Doctor Coffee (Saturday only).

Art in the Park is free and open to the public. This outdoor-indoor event will be held at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, which is located at 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine) in Fairfield Glade.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Hours: M-Sa 9-4. Information: 931-707-7249,

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: 2018 Induction Ceremony

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

The members of the Class of 2018 are: Ceal Barry (coach), Rose Marie Battaglia (veteran, contributor), Chris Dailey (contributor - assistant coach), Mickie DeMoss (contributor - assistant coach), Chamique Holdsclaw (player), Katie Smith (player), and Tina Thompson (player).

The 2018 Induction will mark the 20th anniversary of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which held its grand opening and inaugural induction in 1999. When the Class of 2018 is officially inducted in Knoxville, TN on June 9, more than 160 individuals will have been inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors serves as the selection committee in determining the individuals to be inducted each year. Voting is based on minimum candidate requirements, which include record of performance, national or international recognition, and contributions to the game of women's basketball.

For information regarding the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame or the 2018 Induction Ceremony, please visit or call 865-633-9000. Tickets:

Townsend Artisan Guild: Autumn Art and Wine

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

The Townsend Artisan Guild and Cades Cove Cellars are offering locally produced art and locally produced wine. Twenty artisans will display their work including fiber arts, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, stained glass and woodworking. The artists will be demonstrate their techniques and discuss their work. Cades Cove Cellars will offer tastings of their wine.

The event will be held at 7126 East Lamar Alexander Parkway (Hwy 321) in Townsend. Info:

The Muse Knoxville: Way Late Play Date: Game Night

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

The Way Late Play Date Fundraiser (WLPD), presented by Home Federal Bank, puts a grown-up twist on the traditional play date. This time around our theme is Game Night! On June 9 th , 2018 from 6:30-9:30pm, adults 21 and up can join us at The Muse for a night of fun and games! Activities include: Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Ladder Ball, Tic Tac Toe Frisbee, Twister, Hungry Hippo, Nerf Gun Challenge, and Kan Jam, as well as a Silent Auction. K Town will provide us with live music for the evening. We’ll also have food provided by CJ’s Tacos food truck, as well as beer donated by Elkmont Exchange, Specialty Drink courtesy of D and V Distributors, and wine courtesy of Cherokee Distribution.

Tickets to the WLPD are $25, only $20 for Muse Members, and include all fun and games, 3 tacos, one drink (additional drink tickets will be available for $5), and an event souvenir cup. All proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit Muse programming and the installation of new exhibits to provide even more learning fun to our visitors!

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

Holler! Performing Arts Center: Grand Opening and Launch Party

Category: Festivals & special events and Theatre

Knoxville Theatre Club joins forces with Modern Studio to create the Holler! Performing Arts Center. HPAC's grand opening and launch party is Saturday, June 9th at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm) and features local actors, dancers, and visual artists, as well as Happy Holler breweries and food trucks. Entry to the event is Pay-What-You-Want, with a suggested donation of $5. The venue is located 109 West Anderson Ave. Knoxville, 37917.

The new proposed renovations include elevated seating for 80+, a large permanent stage, and curated gallery. The revamped venue will serve as Knoxville's premiere incubator for local performing arts and an entertainment hub for the thriving community along Central Street.

Knoxville Theatre Club supports local playwrights and performing artists with events like the Crow Flies Scriptworks and Knoxville Theatre Slam, while Modern Studio hosts Knoxtravanganza variety shows and provides a low-cost space to produce fully staged productions and host classes. Their expanded partnership is a natural evolution of their missions and a win for the local arts community.

Knoxville Theatre Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission includes, "the development of resources focused on improving accessibility to the dramatic arts in the Knoxville community."

The Suffrage Coalition: Public Unveiling of Suffrage Monument

  • June 9, 2018

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and History & heritage

A public unveiling of Knoxville’s second woman suffrage monument is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018 by the Suffrage Coalition. The new Burn Memorial will commemorate the historic vote of state legislator Harry Burn, and the important role of his mother, Febb, in winning the right to vote for American women.

The festivities will begin with an historic re-enactment suffrage parade up Gay Street at 4:00 p.m. The parade will be followed with a short program on Market Square at 4:30. suffrage. The unveiling at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market Square is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m.
The Burn Memorial is a powerful companion to the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial which already graces Knoxville’s Market Square. Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire crafted both Knoxville’s Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial unveiled here in 2006 and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument unveiled in Nashville in 2017. LeQuire is also known for the Tennessee's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Athena Parthenos, and Musica in Nashville.

More information is available online at or by contacting Wanda Sobieski at

The Suffrage Coalition is co-ordinated by local attorney Wanda Sobieski and is responsible for the development of the Burn Memorial, as well as the Tennessee Woman’s Suffrage Memorial. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the Suffrage Coalition is a 501c(3) nonprofit group and a special project of the East Tennessee Foundation. The Coalition works to locate, preserve, and educate regarding the history of women’s suffrage, especially in the state of Tennessee. More information about the Suffrage Coalition is available at and on FaceBook at Suffrage Coalition.

The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint: Sister Hazel

  • June 9, 2018
  • Doors open @ 6:00PM

Category: Music

Platinum-recording artists, Sister Hazel, will be coming to Maryville, TN on Saturday, June 9. Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Sister Hazel, will be bringing their "Roll on Bye" 2018 tour to play the The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN Saturday, June 9th. Fans can expect a high energy show with some brand-new Sister Hazel songs like "Roll on Bye" and "You Won't See Me Again," as well as popular fan favorites like, "All For You."

1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801
Doors open at 6pm and tickets start at $20. For additional information visit

UT Arboretum Society: MOTH-ers Night Out

  • June 9, 2018
  • 8:00-10:00PM

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

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will sponsor the popular MOTH-er’s Night Out program to learn about moths and other nocturnal insects on Saturday, June 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Visitors Center which is located at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (HWY 62) in Oak Ridge.

Have you ever wondered about what kind of insects are out hunting and eating while you sleep snugly in your bed at night? Come learn about these fascinating creatures with naturalist Kris Light. Why should you spend a Saturday night learning about moths? Moths are one of the most diverse species on earth with more than 11,000 moth species in the United States alone! Their colors and patterns make them masters of camouflage. Moths are both important pollinators and a food source for other animals. After an introductory program in the Visitors Center, we will venture outdoors to check our moth attraction sheets to observe the insects that have been attracted by the black lights.

Bring your camera, your friends and your kids as well as a magnifying glass, a flashlight and a desire to learn about these fascinating critters! Bring your mother too! This program is appropriate for all ages.

This is a free program offered by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. For more information call 865-483-7277.

Celebrating 53 years in 2018, this program is one of many lectures and activities that will be offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center.

East Tennessee History Center: Super Saturday: World War I Family Fun Day

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Kids & family

Bring the whole family down for a free Super Saturday! Come explore “The Great War” as well as its effect on Tennesseans and the world they knew. Activities include living history, crafts, and other family-focused activities that will allow visitors to explore life in the 1910s both at war and on the home front. Learn about life in the trenches and find out if you’d be able to hack it as a “doughboy”!

The event is free and open to the public. The program corresponds with the current exhibition “In the Footsteps of Sergeant York” on display at the Museum of East Tennessee History through July 8.

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,

Sundress Academy for the Arts: Holler Salon at Firefly Farms

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is pleased to welcome Rax King, Zefyr Lisowski, and Jesse Rice-Evans for a Holler Salon and picnic at Firefly Farms. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Firefly Farms, located at 195 Tobby Hollow Lane, Knoxville, TN 37931. The event is free and open to the public, and all welcome to attend.

Rax King is a dog loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes poetry. She authored the collection The People’s Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling (Ursus Americanus, 2018) and her work can also be found in Dream Pop Press, Yes Poetry, and Five:2:One.
Jesse Rice-Evans is a queer poet from North Carolina. She’s the author of several chapbooks, including NOON (dancing girl press, 2018) and HONOR // SHAME (forthcoming from Gap Riot Press). She’s a seltzer fanatic and unapologetic Leo.

Zefyr Lisowski is the author of the microchap Wolf Inventory (Ghost City Press, 2018), a Southern transplant, and an editor for Apogee Journal. An MFA candidate in poetry at Hunter College, her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Muzzle, Dreginald, Brooklyn Poets, and The VIDA Review, among other places. Zef’s a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a Summer 2018 SundressAcademy artist in residency, and a cut-off shorts enthusiast. She’s a double Pisces.

Web: Facebook: SundressAcademyfortheArts
Email: Twitter: @SundressPub

Sevierville Commons Arts Council: Rockin’ the Commons Fundraiser

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Music

The Sevierville Commons Arts Council will hold the first ever Rockin’ the Commons fundraiser at the Gazebo located at 136 Bruce Street in downtown Sevierville from 3pm until 7pm on Saturday, June 9. The event combines beautifully decorated rocking chairs painted by local artists, and music provided by local rock n’ roll group, The Reunited.

Leading up to the fundraiser, the public is invited to celebrate the opening of Arts in Common Gallery at 129 Bruce Street. Beginning at 11am, watch local artists demonstrate their art and craft.

Nearly thirty rocking chairs have been embellished by local artists and will be hitting the auction block to raise funds for the Sevierville Commons Arts Council. Currently the rockers are on display throughout town, but all chairs can be previewed online at, on Facebook (@SeviervilleCommonsArtsCouncil), or in person during the event beginning at 3pm on June 9. The live auction, done by Todd Thompson Auctions, will begin at 4pm. The Reunited will hit the stage with live music from 5pm until 7pm.

Proceeds from Rockin’ the Commons will be used for on-going renovations to Arts in Common Gallery located at 129 Bruce Street, as well as arts programming and operations.

For more information about or how to purchase a rocker contact Andrea Wilson at 865-604-0577
email:, phone 865-604-0577 or visit our website

From Africa to Appalachia Foundation: Gospel Fest 2018

  • June 9, 2018
  • 4 PM

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

The From Africa to Appalachia Foundation is presenting Gospel Fest 2018 on Saturday, June 9, at 4 PM in Martin Luther King Park at 350 W. 9th North St. in Morristown. This special free community event will feature a variety of choirs and soloists from Morristown and surrounding communities. Craft vendors, information booths, antique cars, free refreshments, and door prizes will all be part of this fun and inspirational concert. Morristown’s Parks and Recreation Department is a supporting partner for the event. Other sponsors include ORNL Federal Credit Union, Dockery Funeral Home, Golden Corral, Revs Trophies & Screen Printing, and WMTN’s The Gospel Hour.

The list of soloists, choirs and groups who will be on hand for this year’s Gospel Fest shows a great variety of styles and backgrounds. Performers returning for Gospel Fest IV are: the talented and inspiring Yolanda Treece, and Tammy Vega. New to the Gospel Fest this year are, from Morristown: Rock of Ages Baptist Church Choir, Brother & Sister from Bethel Baptist Church, Stew & New Nation, and The Fluker Sisters – Briana & Kelley; Macedonia Baptist Church Choir will be joining us from Newport; Faith from Greeneville; Von Whitman from Talbott, and Soul Lifters of Harriman. Reverend Bo Simpson of Thorn Hill will serve as the emcee for this free event.

Vendors and groups who will have information booths include: Doris Haywood - crafts, Sheila Givens - Tupperware, Judy Dunson – crafts, John Hutchin - Boy Scouts, ALPS, The Reunion of the Ages, Rose Center, Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation (TCAC), American Job Center, Hamblen County Literacy Council, and Keep Morristown-Hamblen Beautiful.

Golden Corral of Morristown, along with members of From Africa to Appalachia, will be providing free refreshments while supplies last. Drinks will be available for purchase.

Local craft vendors and the information booths will be set up at 4:00 pm, food will be served at 5:00 pm, and the music will begin at 5:30 pm. Bleacher and bench seating will be available or guests may bring their own chairs.

From Africa to Appalachia (FATA) is a community-based organization dedicated to sharing the cultural, creative, and artistic spirit of African-Americans for whom Appalachia is home with the people of Upper East Tennessee. For more information contact FATA secretary Patty Gracey at 423-327-2747.

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