Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 28, 2019

HoLa Festival


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

Save the date for the annual HoLa Festival, September 28, to September 29.
Saturday 7:00pm-10:00pm (with fireworks at 9 PM), Sunday Family Festival 11:00am-6:00pm in Knoxville's Market Square.

HoLa Hora Latina’s signature event highlights the diversity of the Hispanic culture while extending a cultural salute to the East Tennessee community. Enjoy a rich mix of music, dance, food, arts, crafts, heritage tables, a Parade of Nations and children’s activities.

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358,

Oak Ridge Playhouse: Pinocchio

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Sat Sep 28, 2019 | 2:00PM
Sat Sep 28, 2019 | 5:00PM
Sun Sep 29, 2019 | 2:00PM

When a woodcarver’s beloved puppet, who is like a son to him, turns up missing, the classic children’s tale becomes a comical take on Hollywood true detective stories. Lured astray by a slick Fox and Cat duo, Pinocchio’s troubles with the truth only continue to grow, setting off an unpredictable chain of events, driven by bigger and bigger lies.

Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999,

Smoky Mountain Orchid Society's 2019 Show and Sale

  • September 28, 2019 — September 29, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events and Science & nature

September 28 and 29.
Stanley's Greenhouse
3029 Davenport Road Knoxville, TN, 37920
Stanley's is honored to host the Smoky Mountain Orchid Society's 2019 Show and Sale. Join us as local growers display their best rare and exotic orchids to be judged by certified American Orchid Society judges. You can view the prize-winning orchids on Saturday and Sunday at the hours shown below, and you can also purchase rare orchids, orchid pots, and garden art from visiting vendors during this special show and sale:

Saturday, September 28 - Orchid Sales Area Open to the Public from 9 to 5
Saturday, September 28 - Orchid Show Area Open to the Public from 11 to 5
Sunday, September 29 - Orchid Show and Sales Areas Open from noon to 4

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information about the orchid show and sale, please contact Rich Gettings at 989-213-8362 or give us a call at 865-573-9591.

13th Annual Louie Bluie Festival

  • September 28, 2019

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

September 28 marks the date for the all-day 13th annual celebration of the life and talents of legendary Howard (Louie Bluie) Armstrong at beautiful Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, TN.

Mark the date NOW on your calendars and invite your family and friends to experience this special celebration of music, the arts and fun.

Admission is always FREE. A $5 per person/ $10 per family donation is encouraged to help the Campbell Culture Coalition, an all-volunteer non-profit arts organization, produce the festival and provide arts programming in our local schools.

Learn more about the festival at and make sure to follow us on FaceBook for the most up to date information.

Concert in the Park

  • September 28, 2019
  • 4:00-7:00PM

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

Saturday, September 28, 4:00-7:00PM
Fountain City Lions Club, 5345 N Broadway

Music, food trucks, and shopping to support local businesses! Free admission, family and dog friendly!

Saturday, September 28, 4:00-7:00PM
Music by: Chesney Harrison Music
Benefiting: Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley's Strut your Mutt
-Concert made possible by Katie Beeler Henson with Knox Native Real Estate

Johnson City Public Art: Art●Struck Festival

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Free event and Kids & family

The Art●Struck Festival will bring together artists and arts organizations to celebrate and support the arts community. This festival will offer high quality artwork for sale to the public, arts demonstrations and activities for all ages. It will be held on September 28th, 2019 in Founders Park (225 Commerce St.) in Johnson City, TN from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. One defining feature of the festival will be the Puppet March with the Cattywampus Puppet Council, which will involve the display of giant, paper mache puppets as community members and the council march through Founders Park. Attendees will also enjoy the Art Picnic, a participatory temporary art installation that involves the painting of an array of large canvas picnic “blankets”. Other highlights include pop-up theater performances and other types of performance art, pop-up exhibition space for the Reece Museum and William King Museum of Art, steamroller printmaking, and more!

A detailed schedule will be posted when available. Visit the Art●Struck Festival page on the Johnson City Public Art website at or view the festival event page on Johnson City Public Art’s Facebook page at for up-to-date information. This event is organized and hosted by Johnson City Public Art.

(Apply to be a vendor! Both emerging and established artists are welcome to submit a vendor application for the festival. Please visit to fill out an application and view the Art●Struck Festival Application Terms & Conditions. The application deadline is August 16th, 2019. The Festival Committee will review all applications and notify applicants of their selections by August 23rd. Accepted applicants will receive an email with a link to the festival registration form. A registration fee of $75 will be required along with the registration form.)

Tennessee Theatre: Travis Tritt

Category: Music

SATURDAY, SEPT 28, 8:00 PM at the Tennessee Theatre.

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

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge: “Bones of Betrayal” Benefit Lecture by Dr. William “Bill” Bass

  • September 28, 2019
  • 7:00PM

Category: Fundraisers, Lectures & discussions, Literature & readings and Science & nature

“Bones of Betrayal” Benefit Lecture by Dr. William “Bill” Bass
at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on September 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm).

Dr. William “Bill” Bass will present a benefit lecture for the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. Frank Murphy of 93.1 WNOX will serve as emcee.

Dr. Bass will discuss the science behind the Jefferson Bass novel “Bones of Betrayal,” which is set in Oak Ridge. He will also take questions from the audience.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Body Farm merchandise and autographed books will be available for sale.

VIP Ticket: $130 per person
VIP Ticket includes: Reception from 5:45 – 6:30 pm, meet & greet with Dr. Bass, reserved seating, event poster, and one drink ticket

General Admission: $62 per person

Tickets and information at: Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1074,

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Blue Ribbon Country Fair

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, History & heritage, Kids & family and Music

$5.00 at door. GSMHC Members FREE

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will celebrate the 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Celebrating 13 years of Blue Ribbon Traditions! Show off your finest in Competitive Exhibits; Poultry * Vegetables *Produce * Canning * Baked Goods * Honey Show * Woodworking * Floral Design and Horticulture * Photography & Student Art: Best of Show ribbons and cash prizes awarded in all divisions.

Participate in various contests that include Hog Calling, Rooster Crowing – ‘Crow Like a Rooster’, the Lodge Ladies Skillet Throw or even Catch the Greased Pig!

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,

Washington Presbyterian Church Arts & Crafts Fair

  • September 28, 2019
  • 9:00AM-3:00PM

Category: Festivals & special events

Washington Presbyterian Church Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday Sept. 28.
Outdoor Arts and Crafts Fair to be Held Rain or Shine
Washington Presbyterian Church 7405 Washington Pike Corryton, TN
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Carlé Costa

Category: Music

Tickets: $20 adults/$5 students 12 to 18/Children under 12 free with adult admissions

Carlé Costa was born in 1959 in Uruguay and grew up in Argentina. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany. As a pioneer of contemporary music of Latin America, he has contributed to its popularity with numerous performances and comprehensive teaching since his early youth. He performs regularly solo, as soloist with orchestra, as improviser in different constellations, and toured several times sponsored by the Goethe Institut and the Berliner Senatskanzlei.

Concerts take place at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff, Knoxville. Knoxville Classical Guitar: 865-694-4108,

"Practicing Mindfulness" with Clifton Tennison, MD

  • September 28, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Health & wellness, Lectures & discussions and Science & nature

“Practicing Mindfulness,” a workshop with physician, renowned therapist and UT Vols performance coach, Dr. Clifton Tennison. You’ve probably heard of mindfulness practice. Find out exactly how and why it works, and more important, how it can work for you as a practical daily tool to: Reduce Stress, Improve Productivity and Focus, Strengthen Relationships, (both personal and professional,) Faith Practice and Enhance Health and Well-being. From day to day interactions with family and colleagues, bringing focus to athletic and creative performance, to meditation, and matters of wellness and health, this workshop shares the science/physiology, practice and benefits of mindfulness.

This event is open to all . . . and useful to all.

9 am to noon. Light continental breakfast: 9 - 9:30, Seminar, Q&A: 9:30 – noon.

At Church of the Savior, 934 N. Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909.
For more information:
TICKETS: $30 per person and $25 for students.

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