Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Mozart in the City


Category: Music

Part of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Chamber Classics Series.

The KSO’s last Chamber Classic concert of the season offers a range of beautiful performance for all listeners. The program is led under the baton of Aram Demirjian. Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36 (‘Linz’)” is followed later by Copland’s “Quiet City,” a mournful movement featuring musicians Claire Chenette and Philip Chase Hawkins. Claire Chenette joins KSO as a reigning member of the orchestra and graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree in oboe performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and a Masters of Fine Arts in music performance from California Institute of the Arts. The performance also features Phillip Chase Hawkins, KSO member and recipient of a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Both Chenette and Hawkins have been with the KSO as principal leaders of their instrument for five years.

At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

Bend & Brew--Blue Ridge Yoga Fundraiser

  • April 28, 2019
  • 11:00AM

Category: Classes & workshops and Fundraisers

Sunday, April 28 at 11:00AM. Enjoy outdoor yoga and a refreshing brew at the TN amphitheater.

For more information visit

McClung Museum: Civil War Lecture Series: Knoxville’s Civilian War, The Common Man


Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

The ninth annual McClung Museum Civil War Lecture Series will be held once a month on Sundays at 2 pm in the museum auditorium. McClung Museum Civil War Curator, Joan Markel will shed light on the individual lives of Knoxvillians involved in the war.

This month’s lecture is, “Knoxville’s Civilian War, The Common Man.” Young men in this category were generally from working class families; their stories come to light because of well-documented military record, supplemented by diaries, letters and books detailing war-time routines and ordeals. When the fighting ended many former rebels never returned, going west or to the Deep South; many former Union soldiers moved permanently to Knoxville to prosper with the town in the second half of the 19th century.

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996
Hours: M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-974-2144,

Historic Fourth & Gill: 29th Anniversary Tour of Homes

  • April 28, 2019
  • 1:00-6:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Historic Fourth & Gill
29th Anniversary Tour of Homes
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Fourth & Gill’s Tour of Homes Committee invites guests to stroll through one of Knoxville’s premier historic districts! The Tour begins at the Central United Methodist Church, one of the city’s most beautiful examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Tour guests can take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood to visit homes, or guests can ride a red trolley bus – with a resident tour guide host – from point to point.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00-6:00pm

Early Bird Special (available NOW until March 31st): $10 per ticket. Purchase below.
Pre-sale purchased in April: $12 per ticket.
Tickets purchased on April 28th: $15 per ticket (STILL A DEAL!)
Historic Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes Tickets

Please bring a copy of your receipt to the ticket table at Central United Methodist Church to claim your tour booklet(s).

Tickets and information at

Knoxville Handel Society: Spring Concert April 28

Category: Music

Knoxville Handel Society is presenting its Spring Concert at the beautifully appointed and spacious First Baptist Church at 510 W. Main Street on April 28 at 6:00 PM. This light-filled sanctuary with wrap-around balcony is a prime venue to host a program featuring organ, full orchestra and bagpipes. The opening selection will bring goosebumps as a piper processes to the front with strains of the mighty Highland Cathedral. He'll be joined by magnificent organ, then full orchestra. Soul-stirring and regal, it will set the stage for the opening choral piece, Christ the Lord is Risen Today, as we lift voices and instruments to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

Many familiar hymns include How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace (with bagpipes), Great is Thy Faithfulness, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Lord's Prayer by Malotte, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, among many others. Several pieces include audience participation, for a more interactive experience of choral music. Soloists for this concert are gifted members of Knoxville Handel Society.

Make plans to attend this inspiring concert of hymns and anthems. With magnificent orchestra, organ and bagpipes it will be an experience of profound depth and extravagant praise.

Tickets at
Knoxville Handel Society: 865-689-6242,

Historic Ramsey House: BBQ & Blacksmiths


Category: Culinary arts, Fundraisers, History & heritage, Kids & family and Music

3-6 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Barbecue, great music and lots of fun! We are honored to have a local Father and Son Bluegrass Group, Grassically Trained, performing. BBQ, chips, drink and dessert served throughout the event. Enjoy a House tour, games on the Ramsey House lawn and even a silent auction! Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 5 & Under Free All Proceeds go towards the construction of the new Blacksmith Shop at Historic Ramsey House

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

The Long Table Dinner Benefiting Community Shares

  • April 28, 2019
  • 5:00PM

Category: Culinary arts and Fundraisers

April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM, join us for our fourth Long Table Dinner in the Old City! Enjoy 5+ courses of food provided by A Dopo, OliBea, Kefi, Rebel Kitchen, and Vienna Coffee Company! Cocktails by Post Modern Spirits, beer pairing from Pretentious Beer Co., wine pairings from Corks and Old City Wine Bar, gratitinis from The Gratitude Bar and coffee from Vienna Coffee! Live entertainment provided by Boyd's Jig & Reel!

We will be raising money for Community Shares, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting Tennessee social change organizations. For more information on Community Shares, please visit

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

For more info on the event contact
For tickets please see

Smoky Mountain Blues Society Blues Cruise with Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp

  • April 28, 2019
  • 4:00-7:00PM

Category: Fundraisers and Music

April 28 at 4:00PM Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp will be starting the Smoky Mountain Blues Society's 2019 Blues Cruise season which benefits their Blues in the Schools program. Cruise along the Tennessee River (Loudon Lake) and enjoy listening to amazing blues music!

Devan Jones brought the Uptown Stomp together as a band in early 2013. The primary sound started as Swangin' Blues, Ragtime and Jazz from the 1930s through the 1950s.

While continuing to evolve, Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp have settled into a sound reminiscent of the Rhythm and Blues artists of the 40's and 50's such as Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris, Guitar Slim, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker and B.B. King while still keeping an ever expanding repertoire drawing from great American music such as Traditional Jazz, Swing, Jump and Chicago Blues.

Boarding at 3 pm, cruising from 4 pm to 7 pm on the beautiful Tennessee River!

Tickets $16 for members, $20 for non-members, $25.00 day of show.
Call 865-525-7827 for TICKETS or Online at

Smoky Mountain Blues Society:

The Central Collective: Good Sport Night

  • April 28, 2019
  • 5 PM

Category: Festivals & special events

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, glass blowing, a walking tour of North Knoxville, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Location: The Central Collective
Food and Drink: Light snacks. BYOB.
Dress Code: Wear something that can get a tiny bit messy.
Physical Activity: Low
Good Sport Level: 2/5

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Little Women


Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage adaptation of the beloved children’s novel Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. The play will be performed April 26 through May 12: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Little Women is one of the most widely read novels of all time and named one of the “Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association. As another Christmas arrives with Mr. March still off at the war front, Mrs. March’s daughters are growing up to be strikingly different from each other. Jo is willful, impulsive, and temperamental, whereas Beth is humble and selfless. Meg does not see a future outside her hometown, whereas Amy dreams of Europe. Jo and Laurence are inseparable in their youth, but which of the “Little Women” will he marry? And if “Laurie” is too conventional for Jo, what kind of man will she ever end up with? Ripe with life lessons about the change from child into young adult, Little Women is a timeless American classic.

The play is performed by 14 talented young actors, from ages 12 to 17. The March sisters are portrayed by 4 veteran KCT performers: Brycen Ritchie plays Jo, Emma Stark plays Amy, and Beth is played by Maddy Grace Payne. Campbell Ella plays the oldest March sister Meg, while the sisters’ mother, Mrs. March, also known as Marme, is played by Kennis Van Dyke. The girls’ friend Laurence is played by Dale Gross. The play is directed by KCT student intern, Charlotte Stark. The production team includes 3 students from the L&N STEM Academy. KCT is east Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children.

Tickets are $12 per Adult, $10 per child. Reservations are strongly recommended. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more by making advance reservations by phone. Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Tiger Lily Theatre: A Night of Shorts 2019

Category: Theatre

Performances are April 26th - 28th and May 3rd-5th
Tiger Lily Theatre's annual production of original works: A Night of Shorts.

Details coming soon!

Come audition for several different plays all at once and be a part of our favorite tradition!

Dogwood Arts Festival

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

The Dogwood Arts Festival features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for the entire family. Established in 1961, this is one of the most celebrated events in Knoxville with an estimated attendance of 40 -50,000 over the 3-day weekend each year.

Where: Market Square & Krutch Park | Downtown Knoxville
Festival Hours: Friday: 10AM-8PM (Music Until 10PM); Saturday: 10AM-8PM (Music Until 10PM); Sunday: 10AM-5PM
Creation Station Hours: Friday: 10AM-6PM; Saturday: 10AM-6PM; Sunday: 10AM-5PM
Free to attend!

The Art Market will feature more than 100 juried artists working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. The Main Stage, presented by Home Federal Bank, will feature diverse musical acts throughout the weekend that the entire family will enjoy. From a Friday night headlining set by Nashville-based Luthi, known for their infectious “Cumberland Funk” style to must see performances on Saturday by The Brook & The Bluff,
Elenowen, and many more! The ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station area will showcase live entertainment and activities just for the kids! Enjoy performances by the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, the School of Rock, and many more local groups throughout the weekend.

Blooming Boulevard returns to Union Avenue with a colorful display of spring flowers and unique garden finds. Enjoy a craft beer from Yee-Haw Brewing Company in our Blooming Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat from your favorite local food truck.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

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