Calendar of Events

Friday, July 12, 2019

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Travis Townsend and Felicia Szorad

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

Details TBA

Drown Wood Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Fanboy Expo's Knoxville Comic Con

  • July 12, 2019 — July 14, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Don’t miss Tennessee’s Largest Pop Culture Event, Fanboy Expo’s Knoxville Comic Con, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Come see why over 30,000 fans attend this 3-day event featuring Celebrity Guests, Comic Industry Pros, Cosplay, Vendors, Food, Live Entertainment and much more!

Friday, July 12th – 12pm-7pm
Saturday, July 13th – 10am-6pm
Sunday, July 14th – 11am – 5pm

MUSICFEST at West End (Farragut)

  • July 12, 2019 — July 13, 2019

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

The Town of Farragut and SHOP FARRAGUT are delighted to announce the new MUSICFEST at West End presented by SouthEast Bank, (replacing the former RED WHITE & BLUES JAM). It will take place Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13, in the West End Shopping Center parking lot just south of Farragut High School. Farragut merchants and local vendors will move outside to showcase their products and services to crowds who will enjoy the performances of over 2 dozen musicians playing Country and Blues music.

Special discounts, attractions and giveaways will highlight the day as patron’s shop, dine or just enjoy the live music under the large festival tent. Attendees can enjoy barbeque from Buddy’s, or a smoothie from Fruition Café alongside offerings from others area vendors including the West End eateries; Don Delphi’s Pancakes & Restaurant and Clean Eatz. Soft drinks, lemonade, and water will be available. Beer, wine and other adult offerings will be served with the help of the Eschelon Bike Shop, Mind Yer P’s & Q’s, Water Into Wine and Don Delphi’s Restaurant. Proper ID is required.

Other participating West End merchants include Lace & Glam Bridal Shop, McEntire & Mays Interiors, Farmers Insurance, EXIT Realty, Edward Jones Investments, Goodwill, Salon 1551, Heidi’s Gym, Aurora Pools & Spas, OFF THE TOP Barber Shop, East Tennessee Spine & Sport and Dance Center West - the oldest business in West Knox County. Additional Farragut area businesses such as Pinnacle Home Improvements will showcase their goods and services

This event is FREE to the public and family friendly with children activities provided by ONE LIFE Church.

Many local and regional bands will highlight these two days of summer fun!

Roscoe & Bethany Morgan 6:00
Southbound 7:00
Will Shepard Band 8:00
Danielle Johnson Band* 9:00

Barry Faust and Ben Kreider 3:00
Rey Pineda and Natalie Rogers 4:00
Mighty Blue 5:00
Mystic Rhythm Tribe 6:15
Jonny Monster Band 8:00

Info: 865-307-2486

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage

JULY 12, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM - Step back over two centuries and visit Knoxville’s founders as you listen to the stories of the settlement of White’s Fort and establishment of the capital of the Southwest Territory at the headwaters of the Tennessee.
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

JULY 12, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM - OLD CITY GHOSTS - The lively entertainment section now known as the Old City wasn’t always so friendly. The neighborhood has a history of dark times and dark deeds, and the remnants aren’t just in the architecture. Formerly known as the Bowery, the district was home to saloons, dance halls, pool rooms, and bars, where famous gunmen, thieves, ladies of the evening, and troublemakers of all kinds bumped elbows with naïve travelers and honest working folk. Life here was violent—and often short. Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 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

JULY 13, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM - Knoxville Ghosts - Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets. If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena. Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S. Gay St. 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

Case Antiques: Summer Auction & Preview

  • July 12, 2019 — July 13, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and History & heritage

Our Summer Auction catalog went live in June and we have well over 3,000 bidders from 40+ countries registered for the auction. Our auction catalog is being viewed worldwide on 7 online auction platforms in addition to our own website. And we have been fielding calls and emails from across the U.S. as well as Europe and China.

You are invited to our auction and our public preview on Friday 7/12 from 10am-6pm. Please remember we will be working with the guests who are previewing for placing bids as a priority, so please have patience with our staff as we work hard to market your items.

Auction Day is Saturday, July 13 starting at 9 am EST at our Knoxville gallery, 4310 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Directions are on our website under the Contact tab.

Here is a link to a pdf file - HOW TO VIEW OUR AUCTIONS RESULTS ONLINE - that gives details on how to view the online catalog and watch results come in on auction day if you are unable to join us in person.

The catalog can be viewed on LiveAuctioneers here. Remember this is only ONE of the multiple auction platforms we are using for this auction and it will only show bids from other sources during the actual auction, not before.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues

Category: Dance and 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,

Clayton Center for the Arts: The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Category: Music and Theatre

The Clayton Center for the Arts – Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular presents the original music of Pink Floyd like you've never seen before. Experience all of your favorite hits along with deep tracks accompanied by the iconic psychedelic images and visuals that are the band's hallmark. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, Hi-Def multi-screen video projection, concert quality sound and lighting effects, audiences are surrounded in an array of visual displays, choreographed to the original Pink Floyd master recordings. The perfect show for classic rock fans young and old, The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular combines the music you've loved for years with today's most advanced entertainment technology to create a rich, lush, sensory experience not to be missed!

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

Tennessee Theatre: Summer Movie Magic - Jaws

Category: Film

There’s something for everyone in the 21st Summer Movie Magic lineup! Movie-goers will travel back in time and see these classics, as they should be: in a historic theater surrounded by other movie-lovers, enjoying some popcorn and a cold drink. Come experience some of your favorite classics on the big screen! Prior to each screening, hear the Mighty Wurlitzer organ fill the auditorium with magnificent music by House Organist Freddie Brabson.

Jaws July 12 • 8pm
Monty Python & The Holy Grail July 19 • 8pm
Ghostbusters August 2 • 8pm
Saturday Night Fever August 16 • 8pm
Unforgiven August 23 • 8pm

The Little Mermaid Sing Along July 14 • 3pm
The Wizard of Oz July 21 • 3pm
North by Northwest August 4 • 3pm
Singin’ In The Rain August 18 • 3pm
The Iron Giant August 25 • 3pm

Tickets can be purchasedat the Tennessee Theatre box office, or by phone at 865-684-1200. The ticket price for each movie is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over; and a six-entry punch card is $45.00 for adults and $36.00 for children and seniors.

604 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville:

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Summer Concert Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

Jared Hard - Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

Chris Muncey and the Narrow Way - Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day - Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Jerry Butler Band - Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

All concerts begin at 7 pm – Rain or shine in the covered amphitheater. Bring your own folding lawn chairs. Coolers and alcohol of any kind are prohibited. Pets are not allowed (Except Service Animals w/ Proper Identification). Concerts are FREE for GSMHC Members and for Children 5 and Under – $10 per person for non-members. Or, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours!

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

Tennessee Stage Company: 29th Season of Shakespeare on the Square

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

July 11 – August 11, Thursday to Sunday, 7:00 PM nightly outdoors on Market Square, downtown Knoxville (free)
2 p.m. matinees Sunday, July 21, Sunday July 28, indoors at Scruffy City Hall ($15)
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, Blount County Public Library (free)

Featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors

A blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances. Or treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.

July 11, 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, Aug. 2, 4, 8, 10
This famous romantic comedy is set in the Athenian woods on one magical midsummer night. Two young lovers, pursued by rivals for their love, spurned fathers and the angry Duke of Athens find themselves lost in a magical wonderland peopled by the King and Queen of the fairies and their sprite henchmen Robin Goodfellow, known as Puck. All three delight in playing games with mere mortals who chance to enter their woods. Add a group of rowdy tradesmen seeking a secluded spot to rehearse their play for the Duke’s wedding and you have all the ingredients for a wild evening of magic and comedy that could only have come from the glorious imagination of William Shakespeare. “Oh, what fools these mortals be.”

July 12, 14, 18, 20, 26, 28, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11
One of Shakespeare’s first (and funniest) plays. Two sets of identical twins (!) with the same names (!!) Dromio and Antipholus who were separated as infants, grow up in rival cities. Ephesus and Syracuse, with no knowledge of the others – until the twins from Syracuse pay a visit to Ephesus. Elaborate embarrassments abound as the whole town tries to sort out two Dromios and two Anthipholi. It’s a wild roller coaster ride with mistaken identities, hilarious blunders and slapstick farce around every curve. “I to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt and The Comedy Of Errors is directed by Jennifer Alldredge.

The Tennessee Stage Company encourages our audiences to spend an evening on the Square: do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square! Tennessee Stage Company: 865-546-4280,

Corelli Art Studio: Nature Art Camps

  • July 8, 2019 — July 26, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Corelli Art Studio is hosting 3 weeks of Summer Nature Art Camps for 3-11 year olds at the Sustainable Future Center only 10 minutes from Downtown Knoxville. Each July camp runs Monday thru Friday from 9am-12noon. A full week of camp is $150 and individual days are $40 each. We will lead campers in making art projects or experiments to develop their senses of curiosity and creativity. Each camp will focus on how to create art while respecting our relationship with Nature and our environment.

"Striking Science" will be July 8-12th and is perfect for the child always asking why? Come conduct experiments to inspire and build curiosity. Learn while making rainbows, volcanoes, slime and more!

"Sustainability Skills" will be July 15-19th and is for burgeoning environmentalists. It's never too early to learn about saving the Earth! Along the way we will test for pollution and make our own paper, mini greenhouses and worm-composters.

"Representational/Storytelling Art" will be July 22-26th and is all about expressing yourself through channeling different characters. A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn to use art as a tool to communicate from simple drawings to costume making and comic book creating.

To register for camp or view more information, please visit our website -
We hope to see you there!

Vicissitude / A Retrospective

  • July 6, 2019 — August 15, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Meet and Greet on Thu July 18, 5-7:30 PM

W. James Taylor is a Contemporary Fine Art Chalk Pastel Painter. His core artistic exploration is based on an abstract geometrical triptych, expressing what he felt and experienced as a young man of the turbulent 1960's, with the challenges of integration. He incorporates the stories his father, Eldred Libby Taylor, told him of his childhood in Georgia during the Jim Crow period with powerful subliminal imagery.

The idea for Vicissitude came to him over a six year period, with each panel representing a different time in the history of African Americans. His Mission is to engage his audience in conversation about the enormous sacrifice his ancestors made during the struggle for freedom and equality. When he's not creating images for Vicissitude, he loves composing songs and playing them on his acoustic guitar. He plays for local and national senior living communities and other venues throughout the United States. As a professional drummer with different bands he opened for famous acts on the Chitlin Circuit in the 1960's for performers like Rufus Thomas and Mary Wells, later in the 1970's opening for Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Withers at the Civic Coliseum in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee. Art, music and the opening of his gallery in his mothers name " Geneva " has always been his passion.

At University of Tennessee Student Union Art Gallery

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