Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Circle Modern Dance: Modern Outdoors with Jeny Jones

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

Dance with us... IN (physically distanced) PERSON!

Jeny Jones will lead this class through September.

More things to know for modern in the park:
• Please bring a mask - if we cannot safely distance masks will be required
• Ensure you have plenty of water and bring a bottle (or 2!) with you
• Donations are welcomed with a suggested donation of $10/class

Morningside Park is located at:
1600 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

Cathedral Concert Series: Amadeus Chamber Ensemble & Knoxville Opera

  • September 13, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

The Cathedral Concert Series is presenting a joint concert between the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble and Knoxville Opera on Sunday, September 13 at 5:30 PM. If we are fortunate enough that Sacred Heart Cathedral is open that day, we will perform to a socially-distanced audience and a live stream will also be available. If the Cathedral is closed because COVID numbers in our area are not going in the right direction, the live stream will have to suffice.

I’ve attached a flyer, which includes a link to register for free tickets. The Cathedral can only seat a small fraction of its overall capacity. If you are comfortable in a socially-distanced setting, you may want to reserve a seat. Alternatively, a link to the live stream will be available on the Cathedral’s website on the day of the concert.

711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville

Free Admission. You must CLICK HERE to register:

Visit SHC’s website on September 13 to ensure the Cathedral will be open. Attendees will be subject to SHC’s safety protocols.

Old City Market: Mini Market

  • September 13, 2020
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

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


The Old City Market transforms the patio of Jackson Terminal into an artist & maker market!

The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, Cor-Tenn, and many, many volunteers.

Information: 865-806-1960 or

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Knox Guitar Box Double Episode: A Conversation with Goran Ivanovic and KCG's first Rising Guitarist Showcase with Ben Kreider.

Rising Guitarist Showcase: Recital and Interview
7:00 PM, Sunday, 9/13/2020

Goran Ivanovic
One of the most versatile, skilled, and curious musicians in Chicago, guitarist Goran Ivanovic has built a career built upon exploration. Born and raised in Croatia, he was in the midst of studying at the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with masters like Elliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch when his parents (his father is a Serb, his mother a Bosnian Croat) were expelled in the late 90s; the family was granted asylum in the US and they settled in Chicago.

Ben Kreider
The first episode of Knox Guitar Box features Ben Kreider on Knoxville Classical Guitar's Rising Guitarist Showcase. Ben Kreider is a long-time student of the guitar. He has studied with several local guitar instructors over the years and has performed locally in Knoxville, TN. The seventeen-year-old will perform a recital for your enjoyment. He will play the music of J. S. Bach, Francisco Tarréga, Astor Piazzolla, and Augustín Barrios Mangoré.

Knox Guitar Box is a monthly guitar-focused podcast sharing conversations and performances with music professionals, students, composers, and educators. Knox Guitar Box's host is Knoxville Classical Guitar's Executive Director, Andy LeGrand. Check out our guests on our Events page!

Ijams Nature Center: 35th Symphony from the Park

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, Literature & readings, Music and Science & nature

There’s nothing quite like a pandemic to make you realize how important HOME is. HOME is pretty great when you live in East Tennessee. We are so fortunate to live here. We have it all, from outstanding places to enjoy and learn about the outdoors to a top-notch symphony, amazing individuals and some of the best local restaurants anywhere. Our community is special. So the pandemic version of Ijams Nature Center’s Symphony in the Park has to be special too, and that means bringing everyone together to support each other…VIRTUALLY!

This year, it’s all about HOME. It’s about "coming together" to support things you care about...without even leaving your home!

Get tickets NOW for Ijams Nature Center’s 35th Annual Symphony from the Park, presented by Clayton Homes and Colonial Pipeline Company, on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020!

Evie Andrus Music Featuring Dave Eggar & Phil Faconti
Appalachian Storyteller Elizabeth Rose
Online Auction & More


Delicious Picnic Options from Local Chefs

The program starts at 6:45 p.m., the live stream portion is from 7-8 p.m., and the auction closes at 8:20 p.m.

Since this event is virtual, you'll be AT HOME with family and friends! You can just watch the stream or pick out a picnic for 2 (or more) and make it a party! Picnics are limited in quantity, so don't wait! The deadline to reserve your picnic is FRIDAY, Sept. 4, at midnight EST. The deadline to register for the stream is Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. EST.

Learn More About Tickets and the Tasty Picnics for 2

Smoky Mountain Blues Society: Smoky Mountain Blues Showcase

  • September 13, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Free Online Streaming Event

This Sunday, September 13, Open Chord and The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will be hosting an online event starting at 4 PM. It will be a showcase of some of the local bands who signed up to compete in the IBC this year! Unfortunately, the IBC has been cancelled, but these musicians are still able to reflect the best blues East Tennessee has to offer.

Levi Cadle and Caleb Carney will each perform a solo set. Then our youth band, Bonfire Blue will perform a set. The Blues Machine and Tangled In Blues will round out the evening. No judging, just local musicians coming together to bring you their brand of the Blues!
Tune in, beginning at 4 PM, for this free live streaming! Details on how to view this event will be posted the morning of the event on the Open Chord website. This event will be available on both Open Chord’s Facebook page and Youtube.

No one other than the bands will be admitted to the Open Chord. Help support local live music. The event is free but tips will be gratefully accepted.

The approximate start times for the acts are as follows:
Caleb Carney 4:00 PM
Levi Cadle 4:40 PM
Bonfire Blue 5:20 PM
The Blues Machine 6:05 PM
Tangled In Blues 6:50 PM

Thanks again for helping keep the Blues alive in East Tennessee!
Alisa B. Cherry

UT School of Art: Special Events with Steve A. Prince

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

In conjunction with his September exhibition at UT Downtown Gallery, Steve A. Prince will present several activities on Zoom and Instagram Live, including:

Saturday September 12: Watercolor Monotype Demonstration from the UT School of Art Printshop, 2pm. Please see the Facebook event for information about connecting via Zoom.

Sunday September 13: Gallery Talk from the UT Downtown Gallery, 4pm. This event will also be broadcast from the gallery's Instagram Live. Follow the UT Downtown Gallery @utkgalleries.

Thursday September 17: Artist Lecture, 7:30pm. Please see the Facebook event for information about the artist and connecting via Zoom.

During his time on campus, Prince will work with faculty and students in the School of Art Printmaking Program in the creation of a large woodcut and a stone lithograph. His exhibition is co-sponsored by the Beck Cultural Exchange Center and his campus visit is supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement and the UT School of Art.

The Maker City Summit 2020

  • September 12, 2020 — September 13, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Festivals & special events


The Maker City Summit is designed to provide you with practical maker business know-how, offer dialogue about growing a successful maker business, and leave you full of inspiration so you’ll be ready to accomplish your next business milestone.

This year, through a virtual conferencing platform, you will have the unprecedented opportunity to interact with keynote speakers, workshop leaders, and subject matter experts throughout the two-day experience. You will gain useful knowledge and participate in speaker dialogue like never before. Most importantly, at the Summit you will connect with fellow makers and small businesses at interactive ‘tables.’



Van Tucker is the former CEO of the Nashville Fashion Alliance and current Interim CEO of Launch Tennessee. Since 2013, she has been working with a variety of small businesses to grow and make an impact. Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership, guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation.

Also known as the Confidence Guru, Regina is celebrated as one of the most trusted voices challenging individuals to use their confidence to improve, enhance, and ultimately elevate their lives.

After working as a costume designer for television and film in New York City, Stephen launched Glitterville, his successful line of giftware and holiday decor. You can find his remarkable retail shop and studio in downtown Knoxville, where fun and glitter rule the show

RALA: Lost in Paradise with Harry Underwood

  • September 11, 2020 — September 27, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come dip your toes into these colorful painted dialogues and view the magic of Harry Underwood! We are so grateful to have Harry as our September Featured Artist. It's not too late see the show. Pop by to view it in person (remember to mask up) or shop online 24/7.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Holes


Category: Kids & family and Theatre

The play will be performed Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live production of “HOLES” based on the 1998 award-winning novel by Louis Sachar, and the 2003 adventure comedy film produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures.

Tickets will be limited to 60 attendees for each performance and groups/families will be distanced from each other. Masks will be required for entry.

The play focuses on Stanley Yelnats, a troubled kid who is sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake. The warden tells the boys that they must dig holes five feet wide by five feet deep in order to “build character.” But Stanley soon realizes that this isn’t the real reason they’re being subjected to such treatment. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something, and Stanley will do his best to dig up the truth.

The show is directed by Artistic Director Dennis E. Perkins.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Tennessee Valley Fair: Virtual Fair 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Join the Fun! While the traditional fair is not happening this year, the fair fun will continue!

On Friday, Sept 11th we will be offering a Fair Food To-Go event from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the area which is usually Kiddieland. We have 5 great local food vendors that will be participating.

On Saturday, Sept 12th the Junior Dairy show will be held at the barns. In addition, the state cornhole tournament will be going on in Patriot Circle beginning at 10:00 AM. Fair Food To-Go will also be offered from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

The Cotton Candy Classic 5K Virtual Edition will be held how until September 20th. Here is a link to sign up regardless if you are a runner or not: The Cotton Candy Classic directly supports the Fair Foundation, so please sign up and spread the word. When you sign up, you get a really neat t-shirt!

On Friday, Sept 18th we will be offering a Fair Food To-Go event from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the area which is usually Kiddieland. We have 5 great local food vendors that will be participating.

On Saturday, Sept 19th the Junior Beef show will be held at the barns. Fair Food To-Go will also be offered from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Please check on the Fair’s website for other great events. We will also be offering a virtual Fair everyday day on the website with segments from the Marvelous Mutts, how to grow the perfect vegetable, and others.

During fair week, we will be sharing ag facts, fair trivia, virtual competitions, and more! Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates: and

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 11, 2020 — September 17, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

It's time for the second performance in our Virtual Concert and Lecture Series. Today, we have organ lecturer Edie Johnson performing the Finale from Symphony No. 1 by Louis Vierne.

To view the video:

These videos will also be available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

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