Calendar of Events

Friday, March 29, 2019

UT School of Music: Smoky Mountain Flute Invitational

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,

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:

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,

Pellissippi State Community College: Annual Juried 
Student Art Exhibition

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

Work by Pellissippi State Studio Art students

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Bagwell Center Gallery hours: M-F 9 AM - 9 PM. Information: 865-694-6405,

Clarence Brown Theatre: The REAL Inspector Hound

Category: Theatre

By Tom Stoppard. Lab Theatre

Attending the premiere of a new murder mystery, two feuding theatre critics soon find themselves inside the play-within-a-play and implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444,

WDVX: WordStream

Category: Free event, Literature & readings and Music

The Weekly Writer's Voice is a new reading series sponsored by WDVX-FM, held Fridays at noon at Visit Knoxville on the Blue Plate Special stage. The series launches March 22 with Marilyn Kallet and Kelle Jolly.

The series, coordinated by Linda Parsons and Stellasue Lee, will feature poetry, fiction, spoken word, play excerpts, and sometimes music. A podcast will shine a light on our literary gems near and far. (The Friday Blue Plate Special is moving to Barley's for an extended show (90 minutes) and larger space, called The Big Plate.)

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029,

Marilyn Kallet: Spring Poetry Events

  • March 22, 2019 — June 18, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Lectures and Literature & readings

Marilyn Kallet, City of Knoxville's Poet Laureate

*March 22, noon: Poetry reading for WDVX, inaugural show for the new series. Visit Knoxville, 301 South Gay Street, Knoxville.

*March 22 and 23, 7 p.m.: Discussion leader with Dawnie Steadman, Regal Cinemas, premiere of “To Dust,” featuring Matthew Broderick, set at the Body Farm.

March 28, 4 p.m., Poetry workshop, ETSU, hosted by Jesse Graves.

*March 28, 6 p.m., Poetry reading and workshop, “Writing Praise Poems in Troubled Times,” Johnson City Public Library. 100 West Millard Street, Johnson City.

*April 4, 7 p.m. Poetry reading with Donna Doyle, Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue, Knoxville.

April 13. Reading for the Botanical Gardens, in Linda Parsons Marion’s garden! 11-1 p.m., 2909 Fountain Park Boulevard, Knoxville. (Fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Gardens).

April 21: 11:15-12:30, Reading with Patricia Clark and Alice Friman, North American Review poetry conference, Bartlett Hall, Room 1000. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

April 26, noon, poem for the Mayor’s State of the City address.

April 27-May 5, residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar.

May 2nd, 6-8:30 p.m., Marilyn Kallet will be honored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts at the Soirée, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. For tickets, contact VCCA Executive Director Joy Heyrman, (Fundraiser for the Virginia Center).

June 7-18, Mentor for “Writing the River” residency in Auvillar, France. Sponsored by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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