Calendar of Events

Friday, August 30, 2019

Mast General Store Promenade Sale

  • August 30, 2019 — September 2, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

Mast General Store, 402 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, 865-546-1336
Promenade Sale in Knoxville
August 30-September 2

Bargains Galore Just Outside Our Back Door!
Join us for fun and bargains on our back porch. All items are 50% off the suggested retail prices and will include apparel, footwear, accessories, and home decor. Here's what you'll find:

50% OFF Women's Clothing from:
• Columbia
• Kühl
• Patagonia
• Royal Robbins

50% OFF Men's Clothing from:
• Columbia
• Kühl
• Patagonia
• Royal Robbins

50% OFF Kids' Clothing from:
• Sypder

50% OFF Footwear from:
• Børn (W's)
• Merrell (M's & W's)
• Bionica (W's)

50% OFF Accessories from:
• Mountainsmith

50% OFF Home Decor & Accessories from:
• Accents de Ville

• Friday, August 30 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Saturday, August 31 - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Sunday, September 1 - Noon - 6 p.m.
• Monday, September 2 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

There are several parking lots near the store, including the Promenade Deck and the State Street Garage. You'll also find on-street parking (don't forget to feed the meters) and additional spaces in the Market Square Garage.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: Summer Clothing Sale

  • August 30, 2019 — September 1, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

25% off Summer Clothing

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville: 865-588-8567

Knoxville Walking Tours benefiting Knoxville History Project

Category: History & heritage and Kids & family

AUGUST 30, 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.
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

AUGUST 30, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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

AUGUST 31, 2019 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
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

AUGUST 31, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Hear more tales of ghostly history as you follow storyteller Laura Still on the Side Street Shadows tour. Find out who haunts the Farragut, how a gunfight on Cumberland nearly started a war, and where you might meet the courteous spirit of a scholar or the grumpy ghost of a violent rebel.
Meet on the porch of the The French Market Crêperie, 412 W Clinch Ave. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Adults: $15. Children 6-12: $10 (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

Spark: Golf Tournament

  • August 30, 2019

Category: Fundraisers

August 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Three Ridges Golf Course, 6101 Wise Springs Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918

Registration & breakfast: 8 a.m.
Shotgun: 9 a.m.
Tournament fees include green fees and cart, goody bag, prizes, hole-in-one contest, breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks. All sponsors, including in-kind, are invited to join golfers and guests for lunch and drinks following the tournament, starting at about 1:30 p.m.

Spark Center, 116 Childress Street, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-219-0130,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - "Pardi Gras" with Roux Du Bayou

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,

Second Harvest of East Tennessee: Music Feeds Concert Series

  • August 30, 2019

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Music Feeds is BACK for its second year! Music Feeds will consist of six shows, starting in June and ending in October, at the Tennessee Amphitheater in World’s Fair Park.

The concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank will include the following acts:
 Friday, Aug. 30: Steve Earle & the Dukes
 Friday, Oct. 4: Scott Miller & the Commonwealth

AND we have an exciting addition this year: the Sweet P’s experience! Come enjoy dinner and drinks before each show (gates open at 5:30) by upgrading your Music Feeds tickets to include the Sweet P’s Experience! The Sweet P’s Experience includes BBQ, ribs, brisket, Creole favorites and season specialties, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages, a private cash bar and a private bathroom (that’s right– no walking to the bathrooms). When purchasing your Music Feeds tickets, be sure to add the Sweet P’s Experience for $30, BUT you have to act fast, only 150 Sweet P’s Experiences will be sold for each show!

Tickets are on sale NOW at

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tall Tales of Tennessee

Category: Festivals & special events and Literature & readings

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We invite you to join us on Friday, August 30th for evening of Storytelling. Featuring Hannah Harvey, Elizabeth Rose, and Charles Maynard beginning at 6PM. Tickets are $10 (free for GSMHC members) and will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Please bring your folding chair and spend the evening with some of our area’s most beloved storytellers.

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,

Lady Bosses of Knoxville: Attorneys

  • August 30, 2019

Category: Lectures

Tickets: $20

Continuing the lunch series founded and curated by Knoxville mover-and-shaker Hannah Houser, join us once a month for Lady Bosses of Knoxville, featuring lunch and a roundtable discussion with women leading the charge in all things K-Town: from the creative sphere and the professional world, to building your brand, local activism, and more. Celebrate the women who are enriching Knoxville and build your community of fellow lady bosses in return!

For the August roundtable, we'll be highlighting 4 women from the field of law: Ursula Bailey of the Law Office of Ursula Bailey, Christine Ball-Blakely of the Tennessee Valley Authority Office of General Counsel, Sherley Cruz of UT College of Law, and Dr. Kathryn Ellis of Legal Aid of East Tennessee. Lunch will be Maple Hall's Farmhouse Salad with spring mix, almonds, goat cheese, and strawberries with your choice of dressing, grilled marinated chicken breasts, white cheddar mac and cheese, and Flour Head Parkerhouse dinner rolls. Sweet tea, unsweet tea, and water will also be served.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

11:50 AM – 1:00 PM at Maple Hall, 414 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Clarence Brown Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet

Category: Music and Theatre

by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, CBT Mainstage

There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on at the Clarence Brown Theatre when the Tony Award winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet” takes the mainstage August 28, 2019 to September 22, 2019!

A Pay What You Can Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, August 28 with proceeds from these tickets benefitting The Joy of Music School. A pre-show reception for Clarence Brown Theatre Society members will take place prior to the Opening Night performance on August 30. A Behind the Scenes Sunday event focusing on what it takes to make the music happen on stage will take place following the September 1 matinee performance. An Actor Talk Back will take place Sunday, September 8 following the matinee performance. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 pm. An additional “Broadway at the Keys” performance featuring Levi Kreis will take place September 23rd at 7:30 pm.

If you loved “Always, Patsy Cline,” “Honky Tonk Angels,” and “Lost Highway,” you don’t want to miss this Tony Award winning musical based on actual events! It’s December 4, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash hold an impromptu jam session at Sam Phillips’ Sun Record Studios. “No doubt you will enjoy the music as you see familiar characters come to life, however you will not see impersonators but a cast of great musicians recreating the time, the music, and one day in American musical history. They are spirited, passionate and filled with youthful optimistic energy as they fight and find individual successes at the beginning of their careers,” said director Kate Buckley.

Free and convenient parking is available in the McClung Tower Garage on Volunteer Boulevard.
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,

UT Downtown Gallery: First Year MFA Exhibition

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

On display Wed-Sat with public reception Friday, August 30th, 6-8pm

Join us for an exhibition of the incoming MFA class of 2022!

Exhibiting students are:
Muriel Condon - Printmaking
Nuveen Barwari - Painting and Drawing
Nichole Schappert - Painting and Drawing
Hannah Oakes - Painting and Drawing
Ashley Ekstrum - Painting and Drawing
Tasha Lewis - Sculpture
Amalia Mermingas - Ceramics
Gary White - Ceramics

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802,

Pellissippi State: Purchase Award Showcase

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Former and current art students whose work has been chosen as Best in Show at Pellissippi State Community College since spring 2011 will have their winning works displayed in the college's Purchase Award Showcase.

This free exhibition in the college's Bagwell Center for Media and Art Gallery kicks off The Arts at Pellissippi State for fall 2019 by offering the public an opportunity to view all the art works on display around the college as part of Pellissippi State's permanent art collection.

For three weeks, all the works that have been purchased by Pellissippi State from the student artists between spring 2011 and spring 2019 will be moved into the Gallery for viewing.

"In 2007, the Bagwell Gallery was completed and, with that, came the opportunity to have an additional learning and exhibiting space for our students and the community," explained Pellissippi State Art Program Coordinator Jeffrey Lockett. "Out of this, we established an annual student juried show, which offers students a chance to participate in the whole process of entering, being accepted to and showing in a public space. It has grown into an excellent showcase of student talent."

In 2011, under the guidance of former Pellissippi State Vice President Rebecca Ashford, the college's administration began offering a $500 purchase award to the student whose work was selected as Best in Show. Now those works - drawings, paintings and sculpture - are displayed on Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley and Blount County campuses.

Fourteen works will be on display in the Purchase Award Showcase.

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,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices

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


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts presents the National Juried Invitational Exhibit, "Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices," featuring artists who seek innovative approaches to traditional craft practices and create historically conscious work, while resonating with newer audiences and current issues. This exhibit recognizes artists under 35 years of age who are making significant strides in their craft in bold and diverse ways.

For more information about the show and participating artists, visit:

Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gallery hours: M-R 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-4, Saturdays call ahead. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

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