Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Oak Ridge Civic Music Association: Chamber Delights & Dances

Category: Kids & family and Music

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Dan Allcott completes its 74th season with music by Vaughan Williams, Skalkottas, Dvořák, Bartók and more. Concertmaster Karen Kartal, and Principal Oboist Deniz Yayman take solo spotlights in works by J.S. Bach and film composer Ennio Morricone.

Tickets available at,, 865-483-5569, The Ferrell Shop at 235 Jackson Square, or at the door.

"The concert features some of the most delightful chamber orchestra music from throughout the centuries, said Music Director Allcott. "Whether it's rainy or sunny outside, the music on the evening's program will make your day complete."

“I'm always thrilled to have the opportunity to present great violin works under Dan's (Allcott) direction and with my colleagues in the Oak Ridge Symphony," wrote Karen Kartal. "In this concert, I also have the pleasure of performing with our fabulous Principal Oboist, Ayca (Deniz) Yayman in 'the other' Bach Double."

"For an oboist to have a solo spotlight in front of the orchestra is somewhat of a rarity, and in this concert, I will play the Bach Concerto with Karen (Kartal), and also the famous piece, 'Gabriel's Oboe' from The Mission," commented Deniz Yayman.

The concert also features folk dances by 20th century Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas, and 20th century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Concerto Grosso by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Nocturne, Op. 40 by Antonín Dvořák round out the program. Adult admission is $25, and Young Adult (ages 19-29) admission is $10. The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is a proud participant in the Penny4Arts initiative, providing free admission to Youth 18 & Under to all ORCMA subscription concerts during the 2018–2019 season.

At First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Tickets/information: 865-483-5569,

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Baseball


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

Experience America’s game as it was played in 1864. Vintage Baseball starts on April 13th! This free public event is enjoying its 6th season and Historic Ramsey House is proud to be a part of this historic reenactment. The players play by 1864 rules, wear period uniforms and our local Knoxville teams bear the names of actual teams that existed in Knoxville during that time. Come join the fun! Outside food, snacks and beverages prohibited. Please support Ramsey House concessions.

Game Times and Dates: Saturday, April 13th, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
Saturday, April 27th, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum: Brewbilee

  • April 27, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum for our inaugural Brewbilee! This festival will showcase Knoxville’s own breweries and distilleries. Enjoy refreshing beverages, live music, and delicious food while you explore and experience the gardens. All proceeds benefit the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum.

Where: 2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike Knoxville, TN 37914
Parking: 2650 Boyd’s Bridge Pike Knoxville, TN 37914
Cost: $65 General Public / $55 Garden Members

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum info: 865-862-8717,

Southern Tequila and Taco Fest

  • April 27, 2019
  • 6:00-9:00PM

Category: Culinary arts and Festivals & special events

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. Friday, April 27, 2018, 6pm – 9pm. Early Admission: 5:00pm (Only for Early Entry Admission ticket holders)

Must be 21 to attend. IDs will be checked at the gate.

11221 Outlet Dr
Knoxville, TN 37932
Across From The Cotton Eyed Joe

Tickets and more information at

City People Garden Party at Blount Mansion

  • April 27, 2019
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Last year, Blount Mansion joined City People, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to enhance the downtown Knoxville community. City People hosts home tours and socials, brings people together, and gives grants to downtown organizations.

From 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, City People will host a garden party at Blount Mansion for their members and the general public. This is a great opportunity to get to know people who are making exciting things happen in downtown Knoxville, and to share what Blount Mansion is all about. There is no admission charge for this event. If you'd like to attend, please click here to register.

Blount Mansion, 200 West Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

Mabry-Hazen House: Dinner in the Dogwood

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Celebrate one of the nature’s great performances and enjoy a three-course dinner on the front porch of Mabry-Hazen House! On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the museum will host “Dinner in the Dogwoods” in partnership with Sister South Fine Food. Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour in our historic dogwood grove followed by a three-course dinner on the historic front porch.

Added to the Dogwood Trail in 2019, Mabry-Hazen House conserves over 80 flowering dogwood trees, and their flowery blooms will be in full force, adorning Mabry’s Hill in an array of whites, pinks, and greens. The site is also a level 1 arboretum, conserving 32 species of trees including ancient southern magnolias, oaks, and maples.

Sister South Fine Foods is operated by chef/owner Jessica Hammonds. She offered one of the earliest Community Supported Agriculture programs in Knoxville, sold Certified Naturally Grown produce at local farmers’ markets, and today, Sister South Fine Foods aims to educate the community about the ease and beauty of eating locally and seasonally.

Tickets are $65 per person, and includes appetizers, a three-course dinner, and red and white wine. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available by request. Tickets, full menu, and more information available at

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

[Knoxville] By Design: Knox Bricks and Blocks

  • April 27, 2019

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

April in Knoxville is [Knoxville] by Design Month! It is month full of activities and events that promote the importance of architecture and the power of design in creating the places that give shape to our stories, our lives, and our communities. [Knoxville] by Design is part of National Architecture Week which falls in April each year to coincide with the birth of Thomas Jefferson – our nation’s only Architect-President.

KNOX BRICKS AND BLOCKS (at the Dogwood Arts Festival)
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 PM – 4 PM | No Cost
@ The East Tennessee History Historical Museum Auditorium 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Sponsored by General Shale (
Allied Partners: Beyond a Brick & Dogwood Arts Festival

We invite kids, ages 5-18, to Design Knoxville with us. Work with architects and designers to create new city buildings – shops, churches, hours, town halls, museums – for Knoxville. This is a fun opportunity to learn more about architecture and the design profession. This event happens at the Dogwood Arts Festival. Please allow plenty of time to park in nearby parking garages. Register for free. (

UT School of Music: A Cappella Choral Ensembles Outreach Concert

Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble event; The School of Music Contemporary A Cappella ensembles UT Singers, reVOLution, and VOLume are featured in this final outreach concert of the academic year.

Saturday, April 27 at 6:00pm

Farragut Presbyterian Church 209 Jamestowne Blvd., Knoxville, TN
UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. 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,

Appalachian Fest IV

  • April 27, 2019
  • 5:30PM

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

Appalachian Fest IV is coming April 27th!

A celebration of the beauty, culture, creativity, and cuisine of the Appalachian region and her people (us) – through music, poetry, stories, & good food. Bring yourself, friends, family and Appalachian style food to share(soup & beans can be vegan if you leave out ham hocks and such; corn bread can also be made vegan-wise).

April 27—5:30 gather; 6:00 eat; 7:00 read and play; 8:30 clean up
Church of the Savior UCC, 934 N Weisgarber Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909.

Knoxville Argentine Tango Society: Monthly Milonga

  • April 27, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Free event

8pm - midnight
Flynn Center, 828 Tulip Ave, Knoxville TN
No partner needed

We have a weekly drills/practica and a monthly milonga along with workshops by regional and international teachers several times a year. We can also point you toward regular group lessons in Knoxville, workshops across the region, and the the entire wonderful world of Argentine tango. So what are you waiting for? Come dance with us! There are no excuses.

Contact us ( with your questions or drop in on one of our events!

Skymart Art, Craft and Makers Festival

  • April 27, 2019

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

In Historic Downtown Morristown, 10 AM - 5 PM

Handmade pottery, fabric goods, jewelry, art, photography, and great foods for purchase as well as live entertainment!

Retrospect Vintage Store: Spring RetroFlea

  • April 27, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Saturday at 9 AM
Retrospect Vintage Store, 1121 N Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

It's time for our semi-annual vintage flea market. Vendors selling their vintage and retro wares, food trucks, give-a-ways, inside sales and more! Save the date and keep an eye on this event page for more details!

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