Calendar of Events

Friday, September 27, 2019

Greek Fest!

  • September 27, 2019 — September 29, 2019

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

It's that time again... mark your calendar to join us in celebrating Greek Fest!

Greek Fest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church
September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Join us at St. George Greek Orthodox Church for authentic Greek Food, delicious Greek Pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing, shopping, and so much more!

With all of the savory and sweet Greek foods on the menu, you can get a taste of all of your favorites and take some home, too.

Visit our Facebook page to learn more about everything you can see and do at Greek Fest!

The parishioners of St. George Greek Orthodox Church are working hard to make this the best Greek Fest yet and are thankful, grateful and excited to host our Knoxville community friends who have generously supported Greek Fest for 39 years!


Townsend Fall Heritage Festival

  • September 27, 2019 — September 28, 2019

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

Smoky Mountains come alive with music, food & crafts! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Fall festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway.

Sept. 27
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

Sept. 28
Crafts & Demonstrations: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Parking is $10 per day or $15 for two-day pass. Parking passes may be purchased at the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend), the Maryville Welcome Center (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) or at the parking gate on event days. Don’t forget to hop on the FREE shuttle that takes you around Townsend.

Legacy Parks: Legacy Luncheon for the Parks

  • September 27, 2019
  • 11:30AM

Category: Fundraisers

Mark your calendars for the annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks on Friday, September 27 at 11:30am at Johnson University along the beautiful French Broad River.

David McClain - a National Geographic adventurer and a member of the Blue Zone exploration team, will join us as our guest speaker and share his stories of traveling the globe to uncover the secrets of a long and happy life. Documenting the Blue Zones – the five places in the world where you are most likely to live past 100 years – gives McClain unique insight into the secrets of longevity. McClain's photographs have appeared in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Skiing, Wine Spectator and Fortune.

The Luncheon is the annual fundraising event for Legacy Parks and draws 1,000 civic, business, and community leaders.

More information at Legacy Parks Foundation: 900 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915. Info: 865-525-2585,

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Fall Concert Series

Category: Kids & family and Music

At GSMHC Amphitheater
COST: $10

Steve Kaufman Fall Concert Series Proudly Sponsored by CBBC Bank. ($10 per guest – GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE) Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited.

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,

Mighty Mud: Wine & Wheel

  • September 27, 2019
  • 6 PM

Category: Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

Instructor: Ellie Kotsianas

What a better way to spend your Friday night than drinking wine and hand throwing your own ceramic wine cup or rocks glass! Join Ellie Kotsianas for a messy night out with your friends or a fun date. We encourage you to bring any beverage that you like, along with any food or snack. All materials will be provided. During the class you will get a hands on experience in throwing your cups and choosing your glaze colors.

** Due to state regulations, we are no longer allowed to provide and serve alcoholic beverages to a ticketed event. PLEASE, bring and enjoy whatever beverages you choose… we will provide the drinking vessel… and please drink responsibly.

$45.00 - All Materials Provided

Mighty Mud, 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: Tu-F 11-6, Sat 9-5. Open studio time on Thu 6-9. Information: 865-595-1900,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Alive After Five - Efrat's Experiment

Category: Dance and Music

Featuring Banjo Nickarou & Betina Hershey
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,

UT School of Music: Dueling Divas: Jeanette Fonataine, Roza Tulyaganova and Pianist Christy Lee

Category: Free event and Music

Guest aritst recital; A recital of operatic and musical theater duets featuring visiting artists Jeanette Fonataine, Roza Tulyaganova, and pianist Christy Lee
Natalie Haslam Music Center, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall

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,

The Mill and Mine: Roaming Man, an Elevated Evening

  • September 27, 2019
  • 5:00-10:30PM

Category: Culinary arts and Music

Roaming Man, An Elevated Evening featuring Gran Torino at The Mill and Mine.
September 27, 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
General Admission is $90

Roaming Man, An Elevated Evening, produced by Sugarlands Distilling Company, puts a passport in your hand and takes you on a journey through handcrafted whiskey cocktails, an Appalachian Supper and Pig Roast curated by Chef Jeffrey Dealejandro, whiskey-barrel aged beer collaborations, the Sugarlands Cocktail Competition, a silent auction to benefit Friends of the Smokies, and an electric concert from musical legends Gran Torino, Knoxville’s own 9-piece funk rock group-sponsored by Blühen Botanicals.

Raise your glass to a one-of-a-kind Elevated Evening in Knoxville at the Mill & Mine!

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

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,,

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,

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