Calendar of Events

Friday, March 29, 2019

Ordinary is Extraordinary

  • March 29, 2019 — April 26, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come explore the ordinary transforming through different styles and media of art. Opening reception Fri Mar 29, 4-6 PM

Carson Newman University Library, 1st floor
1646 Russel Ave, Jefferson City
M-F 8:30-4:30, Sat 10-5 and Sun 2-midnight - public hours

Curated by Jessica Borchert -

Domestic Oasis at Gallery 1010

  • March 29, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception Fri Mar 29, 6-9 PM

An interdisciplinary group show, including live plants, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based works by 30 artists. Artists of all ages, backgrounds, media, and work-status were welcomed to submit works for this open call. The exhibition is curated by Baxter Stults and Dana Potter and will be displayed at Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Avenue in Knoxville.

Gallery hours: Fri-Sun 12-4.

UT School of Music: Smoky Mountain Flute Invitational

  • March 29, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Free event and Music

A Three Day Regional Flute Event with free concerts, exhibitions, masterclasses, and recitals.

Friday, March 29, Opening Concert at 8 PM
Saturday, March 30, 8 AM - 6 PM - all day events
8 PM - Concert
Sunday, March 31, 2 PM - Closing Recital featuring Hannah Hammel

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. The Alumni Memorial Building located at 1408 Middle Drive on the UT campus. (The James R. Cox Auditorium is located in the Alumni Memorial Building.) The Natalie Haslam Music Center is located at 1741 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus. *For individual or small group performances, please check the web site or call the day of the event for updates or cancellations: 865-974-5678,

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • March 29, 2019 — March 31, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Knoxville Walking Tours – The Civil War in Knoxville
March 29, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm
East Tennessee History Center

A City Divided - It’s been over 150 years since the battle of Knoxville, one of the most sharply divided cities during the civil war. Occupied by both sides with recruiting offices set up on Gay Street on the same day, Knoxville was home to spies, street fights, and family feuds that outlasted the war.
Visit the downtown sites and then get an overview of the battles and fortifications from the observation deck of the Sunsphere.
Details: Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $25. Children 6-12: $17 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

Knoxville Walking Tours - Literary Heritage
March 31, 2019 2:30pm – 4:00pm
East Tennessee History Center

Great Writers and Great Books - Home of Cormac McCarthy, Nikki Giovanni, James Agee, and more. You’ll visit the scenes that inspired them and walk in the footsteps of their characters. There’s so much to tell that it’s hard to squeeze it into 90 minutes. We’ll give you an overview or tell us what you like and we’ll concentrate on what you’re most interested in. From George Washington Harris and Frances Hodgson Burnett to Cormac McCarthy and Nikki Giovanni, poetry, mysteries, bestsellers, and great movies. There’s plenty to choose from. Want to see all the real locations in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree? Well, that would take all day, but we can give you some highlights. Just let us know.
Details: Meet on the porch of the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Adults: $20. Children 6-12: $14 (Group rate available). For more information or to book your tour, please visit the Knoxville Walking Tours Website
*Proceeds from this tour help to support the Knoxville History Project

East Tennessee PBS and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Live at Lucille's

Category: Music

East Tennessee PBS and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra are teaming up to create a new televised concert series called “Live at Lucille’s.” The shows will be taped in front of a live audience at East Tennessee PBS’ studios near downtown Knoxville, and will feature local, regional and national jazz artists. Broadcasts will occur on ETPBS later in 2019, and WUOT will broadcast audio from the segments. The series will be sold as a six concert package for $180 at Tickets to single events may be made available at a later date depending on availability. Long time Knoxville residents may remember Lucille's Jazz Club in the Old City. The club was in operation throughout the 1990s and played host to local, regional and national talent. When the club closed in 2001, East Tennessee PBS production manager Chris Smith bought the neon sign that hung in the window at the business' estate sale. He also secured the rights to the name Live at Lucille's in hopes of one day being able to create something that built on that legacy. Series schedule and lineup:

+ Thomas Heflin/Mitch Butler Quintet- Friday, March 29, 7:30pm
Trumpeter Thomas Heflin is a former KJO member who now teaches in Greensboro, NC. His group with trombonist Mitch Butler is a modern take on the trumpet/trombone quintet, a format that is never short on fire and excitement.
+ Greg Tardy’s NYC Trio - Friday, April 26, 7:30pm
Saxophonist Greg Tardy has called Knoxville home since 2010. His trio with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Jaimeo Brown has performed around the globe, but this will be their Knoxville (and PBS) debut.

Sponsors include Visit Knoxville, Sugarlands Distilling Company, Melinda Grimac of Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, Lane Music, Moxley Carmichael, WUOT, Tennessee Arts Commission, Stellar Visions and Sound. For information about the series contact Vance Thompson at or 865-573-3226. For sponsorship opportunities contact Barbara Shipley at or 865-919-7306. East Tennessee PBS, 1611 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

KFCN Community Concert & Benefit for The Restoration House

  • March 29, 2019
  • 7 PM

Category: Free event, Fundraisers, Kids & family and Music

Live music, featuring HMCo, Rock It Science & Wes Pelle with Andre Parizzi. Light refreshments, children's activities and donations for The Restoration House will be accepted at the door.

FREE! Call 865-693-6873 for more info.
Knoxville First Church of the Nazarene, 538 Vanosdale Rd, Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - Kris Lager Band

Category: Music

Alive After Five is a unique live music series that takes place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, and free parking. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission is $15 for general and $10 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Cancer Support Community & Dogwood Arts: Artitude

  • March 29, 2019
  • 6:00 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fundraisers

At The Atrium at Cherokee Mills

This year’s event will feature two artist demos, scarf marbling with Pat K. Thomas & local beer from Hexagon Brewing Co.
There is an extra cost for scarf marbling ranging from $25 – $45 – if you would like to prepay for this activity & reserve your time slot, email Katherine at

Tickets: $50
To purchase your tickets: visit, call (865)546-4661, or email

Bijou Theatre: Mac Powell & The Family Reunion

Category: Music

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

The Smoky Mountain Jamboree

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

East Tennessee's Own WDVX and The Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree

Join us for an evening with WDVX! This month we feature Balsam Range, Tim Stafford, and Steve Gulley. This is a live broadcast/webcast WDVX at 89.9, 102.9, 93.9 and online at Balsam Range's new recording Aeonic debuted at Number 1 on the Bluegrass Charts. Tim Stafford is a founding member of Blue Highway. Steve Gulley is the new host of Rise N Shine weekday mornings from 6 until 9 on WDVX.

At Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Prkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. Tickets: Tickets:

Lunch & Learn: Digital Marketing and Social Media

  • March 29, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops and Free event

Hosted by East TN College Alliance
Friday at 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM

At The Regas Building, 318 North Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

The East Tennessee College Alliance, a consortium of higher education institutions in East Tennessee, invites higher education public relations and recruitment employees to this special Lunch & Learn focused on "Digital Marketing and Social Media – Communicating with Relevancy."

Co-presenters are: April Rainbolt, Director of Transfer Articulation, East Tennessee State University
and Carson Waugh, Creative Producer, Northeast State Community College

Join representatives from area colleges and universities for a dutch treat luncheon at the Vienna Coffee at The Regas Building cafe beginning at 11:45 PM. The informational session is FREE to attend and will follow lunch at 1:00 PM in the Regas Room. Please indicate your intent to attend through this post or by contacting Tyson Chastain at

Clayton Center for the Arts: Maryville College Choir

Category: Music

Maryville College Choir brings their annual homecoming concert to the Clayton Center. $5 Tickets are General admission.

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

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