Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tennessee Theatre: Black Jacket Symphony


Category: Music


The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Tennessee Theatre to perform The Eagles' 'Hotel California' in its entirety!

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening's artist.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

UT School of Music: UT Concert Band, Symphonic Band, & Wind Ensemble

Category: Free event and Music

Ensemble event
Alumni Memorial Building, James R. Cox Auditorium

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,

Jubilee Community Arts: Beppe Gambetta


Category: Music

Acoustic Guitar Solos
While Beppe Gambetta still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious festivals like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Merlefest in North Carolina, the Four Corners Festival in Colorado and Canadian Folk Festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as well as events like the radio shows All Things Considered and E-Town. Beppe has performed with David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson and Norman Blake. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. After eleven CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians, Gambetta is increasingly known as one of the true live master innovators of the acoustic guitar.

Tickets: $15 (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors)

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets (discounts apply to advance purchase, JCA members, students & seniors) available through, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. For information: 865-522-5851,

Pellissippi State: Knoxville Opera Preview

Category: Free event, Music and Theatre

All music performances are in the Clayton Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.

Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Barleys in Maryville: Pizza & Stories

  • September 26, 2019
  • 5:45-8:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

STORYLOVERS! You are INVITED to BARLEY'S, 128 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN, on September 26, 5:45 to 8:00PM for an evening of PIZZA & STORIES.



PRICE: Adults $22.50, Children 6-12, $13.75, 0-5 FREE. Barley'
Facebook: Smoky Mountain Storytellers Barley's Facebook

Neyland Stadium: Garth Brooks

  • September 26, 2019
  • 7:00PM

Category: Music

Thunder rolled through Rocky Top Wednesday morning, as legendary performer Garth Brooks announced he is playing a concert at Neyland Stadium on Saturday night, Nov. 16. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.

This spectacular show—part of the ongoing Garth Brooks Stadium Tour—by one of the world's best-selling musical artists of all-time will take place rain or shine in the University of Tennessee's historic football venue that boasts a capacity of 102,455. It will be the first concert at Neyland Stadium in 16 years and just the third in the venue's nearly 100-year history.

The University of Tennessee is hosting the concert with support from Visit Knoxville.


Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event cost $94.95, including all fees, and can only be purchased via Ticketmaster through one of the following three methods:

1)Online via
2)Charge by phone on the Ticketmaster "Garth Brooks Line" – 1-877-654-2784
3)Via the Ticketmaster App, which can be downloaded on a mobile device
Sales begin on Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.

Due to the expected intense ticket demand for this show, it is vitally important for fans to create a Ticketmaster account before the on-sale date of Sept. 13. This will ensure a quicker purchasing experience. Fans are encouraged to visit and click on "Insider Tips" to create an account. Fans who already have an existing Ticketmaster account are urged to log in and update their information, such as address and credit card number.

Ticketmaster also offers a "Garth Smart Queue," or virtual waiting room, a feature that goes live one hour before the on-sale time.

There is an eight-ticket limit per account, and attendees of all ages must have a ticket. All seats are reserved, and staging will be in-the-round (the entire stadium will be sold, including field-level seats).

NOTE: Tickets will NOT be available for purchase through Knoxville Tickets, the UT Ticket Office or There will be no pre-sale, and there is no official resale marketplace.


Parking will be available through Ticketmaster as part of the ticket-purchasing process. Parking passes will be required to access lots on campus on the day of the concert, just like a Tennessee football gameday.

Detailed information about the Knoxville concert-goer experience, such as local accommodations, will be available online at Rooms offered at a specialized rate will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to go fast.

Due to what will be an enormous crowd, fans are reminded to make plans to arrive on campus several hours early, tailgate and enter the stadium well before the show begins at 7 p.m. ET.

Alcohol will be available for purchase at the concert, and important "Know Before You Go" information can be accessed online HERE.

A designated rideshare drop-off/pickup area will be located on Circle Drive near Ayres Hall (not Circle Park).

Concert apparel is available for purchase on and also will be available at Neyland Stadium the day of the show.

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association: Pizza & Stories

Category: Kids & family and Literature & readings

Barley's Presents an Evening of Pizza & Stories
5:45 - 8 pm

Tellers: Jean Davidson, Chip Bailey, Roland Mote

128 W Broadway Ave in Maryville
ALL THE PIZZA , SALAD AND SOFT DRINKS YOU CARE TO EAT Price: Adults-$22.50, Children 6-12, $13.75, 0-5 FREE.

Information:, 865-280-2034, or
On Facebook: Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association

Studio B by Tweek Imaging: Grand Opening

  • September 26, 2019
  • 6-9 PM

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Announcing our new space!

“Studio B” is a new gallery space on North Broadway designed and presented by Tweek Imaging. The space is located in the Broadway Studios & Gallery building, just across the street from K Brew. This will be a home for the artwork of the Art From the Hills group, as well as the potential location for your very own art show! Come to the grand opening to check out the space, the art, and meet the artists. All work presented will be for purchase, and food and beverage will be provided.

Broadway Studios & Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 or

McClung Museum: Science in Motion Exhibition


Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and History & heritage

Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton

Photography itself was born out of a passionate engagement between art and science.

“…there needs to be a friendly interpreter between science and the layman. I believe that photography can be this spokesman, as no other form of expression can be; for photography, the art of our time, the mechanical scientific medium which matches the pace and character of our era, is attuned to the function. There is an essential unity between photography, science’s child, and science, the parent.”
—Berenice Abbott, Photography and Science, 1939

Photography’s pioneers, Josef Nicéphore Niépce, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, were inventors, scientists and mathematicians. The results of their intellectual endeavors dramatically affected the art form and forged a reciprocal relationship between art and science in photography that has continued to this day.

This exhibition of thirty-six photographs offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three of photography’s greats—Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott and Harold Edgerton. Each of these artists invented devices to study and represent aspects of light and motion scientifically and photographically. Their works not only illustrate scientific phenomena clearly and elegantly but also reveal the artists’ individual artistic sensibilities.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144,

Pellissippi State: Jane Reeves and Jess Courtney Exhibition

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

Sculpture and photography from two of Southern Indiana’s finest K-12 art teachers. These thought-provoking works explore an array of imagery and process.

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,

Carson-Newman University: 14th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • September 13, 2019 — October 26, 2019

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

New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Amy Jo Adamovich, Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Julie Rabun, Stephanie Harris Trevor and David Underwood.

Opening reception: Thu Sep 12, 3-5 PM
Homecoming reception: Sat Oct 26, 10 AM - 2 PM

Closed for Fall Break, Oct 17-20

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & S. College Streets, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Fountain City Art Center: Open Show "Red"

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Theme: Red

Presentation of awards, 7 PM, will be made at the opening reception, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Friday, September 13. Friends and family of the artists are encouraged to attend!

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

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