Calendar of Events

Friday, March 19, 2021

Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show

  • March 19, 2021 — April 21, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

March 19 – April 21, 2021
Featuring a variety of photography by local artists! Juried for awards by Clay Thurston.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

Tennessee Stage Company: New Play Festival table reading

Category: Free event and Theatre

Our New Play Festival is getting a makeover this year! This year’s Festival will be comprised of 5 Virtual readings of new plays, done with Zoom Webinars. Featuring 30+ performers, each performance will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, cast, and crew to help these stories grow. Audience members will be able (and encouraged!) to submit questions through the chat function. Each webinar will be free to attend but will require previous registration. Follow this link to our All-In-One registration page and click the dates you would like to attend:

While each performance is free, donations are always encouraged.

Fridays at 7:30 PM

Mar 19, 2021 07:30 PM WHITE DRESS/RED BANDANA by Susan M. Steadman
Mar 26, 2021 07:30 PM A Graveyard in Madrid by Paul Leeper
Apr 2, 2021 07:30 PM Thinly Veiled by Shawn Samuelson Henry
Apr 9, 2021 07:30 PM High Ground by Greg Congleton
Apr 16, 2021 07:30 PM Transisters by Jay Huling

For more information on Tennessee Stage Company and our New Play Festival:

UT Arboretum Society: Online Spring Plant Sale

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Spring is almost here and it will soon be time to plant your yard. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this spring, but want to avoid crowds, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale which will be held online with sales from March 19th to April 3rd with pick-up dates April 9th and 10th at the UT Arboretum. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the Arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.

For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, milkweed, beauty berry, and a wide variety of native pollinator plants to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning March 19th at 5:00 p.m., log on to to shop and make payment. Sales will end on April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales or payments on the pick-up days are possible.

Upon ordering, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time on either Friday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. You must schedule a pick-up time on these two days. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car.

This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from three outstanding nurseries all at one online site.

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to For more information on the plant sale, contact

Jubilee Community Arts: 52nd Jubilee Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

A Celebration of Traditional Music

Friday & Saturday, March 19-20 at the Laurel-Theater-on-Facebook

For over a half century we have showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other area music in this annual event. The 52nd Jubilee Festival, like last year's 51st, will take place online.

Planning for our first festival started in the fall of 1969 with the implementation of an Appalachian Craft Festival in the spring of 1970 that included a music stage. In the next few years the traditional music component grew and the event came to be known as Jubilee Festival which Jubilee Community Arts has continued to produce each year. The 50th Jubilee Festival was held during a historic flood, but still filled the Laurel for three days with old and new friends. Though the current pandemic forced us to cancel this year's live event, we cannot let a year pass without the Jubilee Festival.
There is no charge for the event but tips and donations will be very much appreciated!


Friday Evening
6:30 Intro & Epworth Old Harp Singers (archival)
7:00 John Alvis
7:30 Drew Fisher & April Hamilton
8:00 Kelle Jolly
8:30 Greg Horne
9:00 Joseph Decosimo
9:30 Dan Gammon
9:45 Y'uns

Saturday Evening
6:30 Jubilee Festival Retrospective (archival)
7:00 Leah Gardner & Peggy Hambright
7:30 Don Cassell with Nancy Brennan Strange and Don Wood
8:00 Darrell & Nancy Acuff
8:15 Lone Mountain Drifters
8:45 Herb Williams & Kathleen McGregor
9:15 Matt Morelock
9:45 Mumbillies (archival)

The Laurel Theater is located on the corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue in the historic Fort Sanders neighborhood of Knoxville near the UT campus. For additional information or photos call Brent Cantrell or Toby Koosman at (865) 522-5851 or email

Live from the Bijou: CrawDaddyJones

Category: Music

'Live from the Bijou', a reduced capacity, in-venue experience and live streaming concert series, returns to our historic stage every week in the month of March! Safety measures have been put in place to ensure fans' well-being while inside the venue. View a full list of these procedures and precautions on our Health & Safety Update page. Few tickets will be made available to attend the live events in person, creating an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Bijou Theatre.

For those not able to join us in person, we're happy to bring the show to you! The Bijou Thetare has partnered with veeps to stream each performance live for a minimum donation of $10 plus applicable fees. This donation will allow you to tune in live and also view a replay of the show for over 48 hours. Proceeds from 'Live at the Bijou' will support the artist and help sustain the venue as we prepare to return from one of the most challenging years in our 100+ year history.

8pm Show / 7:30pm Doors

Veteran blues rockers Stevie Jones and Michael Crawdaddy Crawley recently formed this Knoxville duo. Consisting of a musical mix of soulful blues, folk, and rock they bring passion and energy to what they do. They love their music and it shows in their originality and talent. With 40 plus years of live performances, this seasoned duo brings energy and style to their shows. An original record is already in the works.

Each ticket includes access to a live stream of the show plus access to replay the event until Sunday at Midnight ET. Proceeds from the live stream will benefit both the Bijou Theatre and the artist.

At Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,

Gallery 1010: The Unassumed Among Us

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Gary White

Opening receptions via Zoom, Fri 6-9 PM. Link on the website.

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Exhibition hours by appointment only. Information:

Ijams Nature Center: Owl Prowl

Category: Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Celebrate the night with you know HOO!
Mar 19, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Geared Toward: Adults and Families with Children ages 10+

Night holds many types of exciting animals, but none as magical as the owls. Join an Ijams naturalist as we head out on the Visitor Center Trails in search of owls. Screech owls, barred owls, and great horned owls are all on the table. As we walk, we will learn about these creatures, their habits, and even how to call like an owl.

Materials Participants Should Bring: Participants should wear closed-toe shoes that are okay getting muddy, water, weather appropriate clothing, and a flashlight.

Information to Note: This is an evening walk and participants will cover between 1 and 2 miles.

No walk-ins will be accepted. Every participant must have a ticket. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Ijams awards full refunds for any cancellations up to 7 days before a program, or if Ijams cancels a program due to inclement weather. Refunds are not awarded for programs with fees of $5 or less for any reason. Tickets are non-transferable.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser

  • March 17, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Fundraisers and Science, nature

Join Us for our Spring Fundraiser and Add Beauty to Your Home and Garden!

We know a number of you like to garden and we could not resist this new fundraiser. Flower Power is giving us 50% of your order price now through April 30th, if you order anything with them through our link

This comes just in time for the Spring planting season and the end of the last frost. Orders will begin shipping at the end of March so you will have them to work in as the season progresses. Orders ship safely and directly to your doorstep so you can garden without running to the store. Please check out the link and feel free to share it with your friends!

Once planted and blooming we would love to see photos of your beautiful landscape art too. This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit Art Center without having to leave your home.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1441,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.

March 15 – 22, 2020
Exhibiting Students are:

Jake Miller
Back Home

Alissa Walls
The Space Race
time-based art

Lilly Saywitz
Back Into My Lovers Arms

Mary Climes
A Very Special Episode

The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Walk the Knox St. Patrick's Parade route

  • March 13, 2021 — March 20, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Free event

Although there will not be a traditional Knox St. Patrick's Parade in 2021, during the week of March 13 - 20, the traditional parade route (Church to Gay and Gay to Jackson viaduct) will be lined with green bows on lampposts. The community will be encouraged to come Downtown and walk the parade route anytime during the week!

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at

The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)

Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.

865.966.7057 or

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Jack Gress is a familiar face to Ijams visitors thanks to his former work with the Natural Resource Management team, but did you know he also is a Knoxville-based artist specializing in event coverage, street, nature and mountain bike photography? See his wonderful work in March!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920.

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