Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Historic Ramsey House: Ancient Sounds Outdoor Concert Series

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

UPDATE 09/10/20: due to inclement weather, the concert for Sep 13 has been postponed until Sep 20. Updated info below:

Grayson Subaru presents the 5th Annual Ancient Sounds Outdoor Concert Series on Sunday, September 6, 2020 AND Sunday, September 20, 2020! Enjoy a socially distant celebration of Celtic and Appalachian music on the beautiful grounds of Historic Ramsey House!

Music performed by a lineup of regional talent, starts at 5:00 p.m. each night! Plan now to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the following...

Sunday, September 6th
5:00 pm Elza Gate
6:00 pm Thistle Dew

Sunday, September 20th (new date)
5:00 pm Wild Blue Yonder
6:00 pm The Tenos

Food trucks, Sugarlands Distilling Company signature drinks, beer, as well as non-alcoholic drinks will be available!

Historic Ramsey House is committed to making this event as safe as possible for all those involved. Masks are required to be worn unless seated with your group during the concert. "Bubbles" will mark out seating areas for groups to help maintain a safe distance from other attendees. Sanitation stations will be sprinkled throughout the entire event, and restrooms will be sanitized regularly. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping us safely run this fundraising event!

TICKETS ARE LIMITED, so don't wait! Tickets are $15 per day. Tickets limited to 75 people per night to encourage social distancing. All proceeds from this event go directly to the ongoing educational programming and preservation of the Historic Ramsey House. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Purchase tickets at

**In the event of inclement weather, we will move the September 6th concert to September 20th, and the September 13th concert to September 27th.**

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

The WordPlayers: Staged Reading of Loving

Category: Music and Theatre

The WordPlayers of Knoxville presents a Staged Reading of Loving, a one-act play with music, by Peter Manos.

Sept. 6 @ 6:30 PM – Erin Presbyterian Church (Outdoors), 200 Lockett Rd.
Sept. 11 @ 7:30 PM – Central Bearden Church, 6300 Deane Hill Dr.
Sept. 12 @ 2:30 PM – Central Bearden Church, 6300 Deane Hill Dr.
Sept. 13 @ 6:30 PM – Erin Presbyterian Church (Outdoors), 200 Lockett Rd.
Sept. 14 @ 7:00 PM – The Square Room, 4 Market Square

Actors and audience will be socially distant. Masks required indoors. Free admission. Donations appreciated.

Saturday, Sept. 12 @ 2:30 PM EDT
If you wish to view the Live Stream, please contact us via email at and we will send you a link and password.

For more information, please see or call 865-539-2490.

Richard Loving, a white man, loved Mildred Jeter, an African American woman. Virginia state law prohibited inter-racial marriage. When state authorities found out Richard and Mildred had married, they were arrested and put on trial. In addition to a large fine, the Lovings had to leave the state or serve a 25-year jail sentence. They appealed their case. Finally, in 1967, the US Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, ruled unconstitutional Virginia's interracial marriage law.

Interweaving folk music from the Virginia hills, with the Loving’s story of romance and struggle, the play celebrates the triumph of love over prejudice and hate. (Length app. 60 minutes. Suggested for ages 13+)

The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 theatre organization based in Knoxville, TN. Loving is sponsored by Leslie A. Hull, Attorney & Mediator and Brad Croisdale, Realty Executives.
Facebook: The WordPlayers
Twitter: @wordplayers
Instagram: wordplayers

Sustainable Future Center: Online Garden Series: From Seeding to Harvest

  • September 6, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event, Health & wellness and Science & nature

Sep 6 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We will again have this month's meeting on a Zoom call.
IN ADDITION, we have 10 spots open to come to the garden in person.
This event still starts at 10am for both in-person and Zoom.
Zoom call will end at 11am. In-person, we will do some gardening from 11am - 12pm! (social-distancing applies)

We look forward to hearing your suggestions and gardening wisdom, discussing challenges and victories and answering your questions.

Harvest, prep for all
Potluck Celebration!

Meeting ID: 845 3177 4414
Passcode: GARDEN

Art Market Gallery: Harriet Howell and Brenda Mills

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

Featured artists are Brenda Mills, painting and Harriet Howell, silk painting.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265,

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 4, 2020 — September 11, 2020

We're so excited to release our first video in our NEW Virtual Concert and Lecture Series. As many of our events have been cancelled, we still want to give you the opportunity to enjoy wonderful student and faculty performances virtually - each Friday!

We have viola professor Hillary Herndon and music theory faculty Jorge Variego performing the second movement of Kenji Bunch's Four Flashbacks. We also have bassoon professor Jessica Findley Yang performing the third movement of Adolphus Hailstork's "Bassoon Set," Lento e teneramente.

These videos will also be available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. You'll just need to search 'utksom' to find us. We hope you enjoy today's performances, and stay tuned for many more! Once again, we sincerely thank you for your continued support of the School of Music.

UT School of Music, 117 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996
Main Office: 865-974-3241
Concert Line: 865-974-5678

The Drive-In Concert Series

  • September 4, 2020 — September 6, 2020

Category: Kids & family and Music

Get ready for a unique live music experience you’ll never forget, the Drive-In Concert Series!

Bring a lawn chair, listen to the sound system or tune in through your car radio and enjoy the music at a safe, responsible distance. Each ticket buys two spaces — one for your car and one dancing — so you can get out, have fun, and stay safe.

The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 7:30 PM
With special guests: School of Rock

An Evening with Scott Miller, Featuring R.B.Morris
Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Featuring RB Morris

Frankly Scarlet & End of the Line: Jam Band Double Header
Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 6:00 PM

For information, please contact (865) 584-9740
You can thank our friends at Smokies Stadium for the use of their parking lot and facilities. Come on up to Exit 407 in Kodak. The restrooms at the stadium will be open. 3540 Line Dr, Kodak, TN 37764

Gallery 1010: Summer Bummer

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Presented by Mary Climes
Reception Sep 4 via Zoom
Open hours by appointment only on the weekends.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: and

Blackberry Farms Gallery: John Allen: Anthropocene Dreams

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

On display at the Blackberry Farms Gallery at Maryville College. No opening or closing reception. His solo features a number of small and large drawings focused on Nature/Ecology.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Fused Glass Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

Thursdays starting 9/3 with Carolyn Fogelman: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In this 4-part workshop students will learn about glass, how to stack glass, how to make advanced shapes and elements along with learning about the process of firing the glass in the kiln. At the completion of the workshop, students will have 6 – 15 pieces ready to wear or give as gifts! Students need to bring safety glasses with side shields or goggles to wear while cutting glass. Member Rate: $125 | Non-Member Rate: $135 | Materials Fee (paid to instructor): $75 Registration deadline: September 1

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit or Facebook.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: September Workshops & events

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Smorgasbord of Art: Alcohol Ink with Pam Woodward, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2, & 3 (three class sessions)
Oil Painting 101 with Debbie Toney, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $90 for members or $105 for guests; pick up materials list at time of registration. Class size: 4 students minimum, 8 students maximum.
“Fun and Wine Friday Art Reception” to celebrate the members’ monthly art exhibit, enjoy the artwork of featured artist, Mary Bell, view September’s special gallery exhibit (theme is Women’s Suffrage), and socialize. Attendees should practice social distancing including wearing face masks. Wine and other beverages will be served outside only, weather permitting. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
“Women’s Suffrage” is the theme for September’s Special Gallery Exhibit: This theme incorporates artwork (in any medium) that is inspired by the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage (right to vote). Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest.
Alcohol Ink on Glass, with Pam Woodhouse, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests, with a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 10.
Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics): ARTiE is an electronic whiteboard that provides many tools to enhance teaching, learning, and presentations at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 10:00 ¬a.m. – 12:00 noon. Open to AG members only. Class is free-of-charge, but those who want to attend must register for the class. Maximum class size is six students.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 is a speaker presentation by Jack Retterer (subject is Fine Art Photography) 10:00 is a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend (In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.)
Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.
Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 3, maximum is 6.
Mixed Media Art Journal, with Barb Pelak, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests. Materials fee is $5 payable to the instructor. Number of students: 3 minimum, and 8 maximum.
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. The model is Jessica Schatz. Cost is $5 model fee.
Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cost is $20 for members or $25 for guests. Medium is acrylic on canvas. Subject is “Fall Harvest.” All painting materials will be provided. Attendees should bring their own wine, glass, and munchies. Class size: minimum is 3, maximum is 12.
Wire Wrapping of Natural Stones and Shells, with Susan Smathers, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. $30 for members or $35 for guests. Materials fee is $5 payable to the instructor, class size: minimum is 2, maximum is 8.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

The Central Collective: HERDCORE auction and exhibition

  • August 31, 2020 — September 6, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

HERDCORE, part photo series and part “Party PPE” fashion line, is both a blithe diversion from and somber look towards the lasting cultural effects of a global pandemic. This collaboration between Central Collective co-founders Dale Mackey and Shawn Poynter vacillates between whimsical, unsettling, hopeful, and cynical, echoing the range of emotions collectively experienced in the past six months.

HERDCORE’s line of Party PPE masks are currently available for viewing and purchase now through September 6 at 11:59pm.

Prints and postcards sets available starting on Friday, September 4 in conjunction with launch of the photo exhibition. Check back starting at 9am EST on Friday, September to view the HERDCORE online art exhibition.

923 N. Central St. | Knoxville, TN | | 865 / 236-1590

UT Gardens: Dazzling Dogwoods online Art Auction

  • August 28, 2020 — September 10, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fundraisers and Science & nature

Dazzling Dogwoods: A Garden Art Exhibit has been on display in the UTG since early summer. On-line bidding is scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and will close September 10. Members of the Gardens will have an opportunity to bid early from August 28-31.

It's time to add to your garden art collection! Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Each artist was provided with their choice of a 3' or 18" marine grade plywood dogwood flower silhouette to embellish using media of their choice. Works were returned, mounted and installed throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy. The weather resistant dogwood sculptures will now be sold during the on-live auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville.

All pieces are currently on display in the UT Gardens, Knoxville during daylight hours with exhibit guides available at the entrance kiosk, or they may be viewed on-line at UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

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