Calendar of Events
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Blackberry Winter: Appalachian Dulcimer Concerto
James Fellenbaum, conductor
Sarah Morgan, dulcimer
The finale of the Chamber Classics series is all about the outdoors – just in time for spring! The highlight of the program is Conni Ellisor’s “Blackberry Winter: Concerto for Appalachian Dulcimer,” a beautiful collision of past and present, bringing the classic sounds of Appalachian folk together with a 21st century orchestral sound that sings the history of our region. The program begins with the KSO Woodwind Quintet playing Eric Ewazen’s Roaring Fork, which is inspired by the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Rounding out the afternoon is Honegger’s Pastorale d’été, or “Summer Pastoral”, inspired the Swiss alps and Gustav Holst’s rustic St. Paul’s Suite.
A native of East Tennessee, dulcimerist Sarah Morgan has incorporated the rich musical heritage of the area into her music. At 18, Sarah placed 1st at the 2012 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships held in Winfield, KS. She is currently studying Traditional Music and Appalachian Studies at Morehead State University.
At the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Tickets and information: 865-291-3310, www.knoxvillesymphony.com
Tennessee Theatre: The Bachelor Live on Stage
The Mill & Mine: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson& Promise of the Real: The Naked Garden Tour comes to The Mill and Mine on Sunday, April 26, at 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM).
The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: http://themillandmine.com
Douglas J Aveda Institute: Catwalk For Water Fashion Show: Hydro Culture
The Douglas J Aveda Institute presents the third annual Catwalk For Water Fashion Show: Hydro Culture featuring a performance by The Young Fables!
This year Students and Stylists will blend fashion and sustainability to create couture looks that convey diverse cultural relationships with water using recycled materials. 1920's Hemingway Safari vibes in the historic Southern Railway Station provide the perfect night of fashion, music and libations!
100% of proceeds benefit the Tennessee Clean Water Network! Sponsored by Salon Visage.
Doors at 6 PM, concert at 6:30 PM, show at 7:15 PM.
Southern Railway Station, 306 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
JazzFest on Jackson
Knoxville businesses along West Jackson Avenue will team up for the first annual JazzFest on Jackson, a fresh music festival concept intended to bring locals to the other side of the Old City.
The free, family-friendly music and art celebration will take place along West Jackson Avenue on Sunday, April 26, from 12-7 p.m. Festival goers will enjoy an authentic and diverse lineup of American roots-inspired jazz, blues, soul and R&B music from local and national performers, along with food, drink and art.
The festival will encourage people to visit the area of West Jackson Avenue affected by ongoing construction. The cobblestone Jackson Avenue ramps and adjacent sidewalk are being replaced, as is the Broadway Avenue viaduct, and the businesses are bracketed by both projects. The Downtown Knoxville Alliance has installed pedestrian-friendly messages, sidewalk directionals and a long fence screen with large icons to direct foot traffic.
Live music will be held at three locations along West Jackson Avenue, including Sweet P’s outdoor Trailer Park space and The Standard, along with a main stage, beer garden and food in the adjacent parking lot.
Additional activities include a jazz brunch at Balter Beerworks, a unique cocktail experience at Knox Whiskey Works, an art market located in the Sanders Pace Architecture parking lot and food and beverage tents near the stages.
Other supporters of the festival include Dogwood Arts, Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Lipman Brothers, Morris Creative Group and Status Serigraph.
A portion of the festival’s proceeds will be donated to BreastStrokes, a nonprofit combining women’s empowerment and art to provide financial support to cancer patients during treatment.
For more information and artist announcements, visit www.jazzfestonjackson.com.
Fourth & Gill Neighborhood: 30th Anniversary Tour of Homes
With much excitement, as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary Tour, the Historic Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes Committee invites you to spend the day with us. New for the 2020 Tour, we are offering a pretour brunch, complete with delicious food selections and light cocktails. Mayor Indya Kincannon will recognize members of the original Tour of Homes Committee and speak of her time as a 20 year resident. Guests who choose to take advantage of the brunch option, please provide your email address when purchasing ticket(s) at FourthandGill.Org, so we may update you with forthcoming information.
Fourth & Gill’s Tour of Homes Committee invites guests to stroll through one of Knoxville’s premier historic districts! The Tour begins at the Central United Methodist Church, one of the city’s most beautiful examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Tour guests can take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood to visit homes, or guests can ride a red trolley bus – with a resident tour guide host – from point to point.
Oak Ridge Playhouse: Driving Miss Daisy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 | 2:00PM
Thu Apr 30, 2020 | 8:00PM
Fri May 1, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sat May 2, 2020 | 8:00PM
Sun May 3, 2020 | 2:00PM
Daisy Wertham has just demolished another car and now the wealthy, sharp-tongued widow must rely on the services of a chauffeur. She immediately disregards her new black driver, Hoke, with disdain and he, in turn, is not impressed with her patronizing tone. Despite their mutual differences, over time they grow ever closer and more dependent on each other than either ever imagined.
FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information and tickets: 865-482-9999, www.orplayhouse.com
Dogwood Arts Festival
The 59th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held April 24-26, 2020 in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. This spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculptures. This long-standing tradition is supported by strong corporate, municipal, and media partners that ensure an estimated attendance of 40,000 to 50,000 people over the 3-day weekend each year.
Over 100 Artists will be selected by jury to participate!
The festival is produced by Dogwood Arts, a (501c3) organization that promotes and celebrates the art, culture, and natural beauty of our region. We have a 64-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. The Festival is one of 18 year-round programs and events that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work and play!
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts.com
Clarence Brown Theatre: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
This production has been cancelled.
Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on a novel by Roy Horniman
Unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. When young Monty Navarro learns he’s ninth in line for Earl of Highhurst and its vast family fortune, he decides to intercede uproariously in the line of succession in this multiple Tony Award-winning musical!
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com
River & Rail Theatre Co: Sweat
Celebrating our first season in the new "Old City Performing Arts Center" in downtown Knoxville's Old City! Our 2019-2020 inaugural season will include three productions: The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby [December 11-22, 2019], Constellations [March 4-15, 2020], and Sweat [April 22-May 3, 2020].
Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State St. Knoxville, TN 37902
Flying Anvil Theatre: Ideation
By Aaron Loeb
Shows are generally Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00.
Flying Anvil Theatre, 1300 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville. Information: 865-357-1309, www.flyinganviltheatre.com
TN Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Nature Captured My Soul by Charlotte Rollman
Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 6 pm
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Gallery hours: M-Th 10-5, Su 10-1. Information: 865-523-4176, www.tvuuc.org