Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Free Spirit Theatre: Love Letters

  • August 18, 2022 — August 20, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Theatre

August 18-20: Free Spirit Theatre presents a dinner theatre production of LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney. Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way). See for more information.

Concerts on the Square: Variety Thursday with Mike Snodgrass Band

  • August 18, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Bring your kids, lawn chairs, blankets, pets, and friends to enjoy outdoor Knoxville nights, live music, food, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides these free Concerts on the Square all summer long.

Variety Thursdays – Every 3rd Thursday at 7 pm
Features a broad spectrum of musical genres.

August 18 - Mike Snodgrass Band
September 15 - Dirty Grass Soul

To stay updated on bands and any cancellations due to weather, visit the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page. No Tickets. It's Free!

Tennessee Theatre: Amy Grant

Category: Music


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

Knoxville Botanical Garden: SEE! Drawing from Life – Redux

  • August 18, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Science, nature

August 18th, 6:30-8:30p

You are invited to spend a warm summer evening sitting in the garden and sketching, noticing how the world around us pulses with life. The more we get to know one another, the more we see the fullness and diversity that envelops us. Our leaders, Ashlee Mays and Logan Szymanowski, are co-founders and directors of the Museum of Infinite Outcomes, a neighborhood museum of conservation in Parkridge, and will guide us through multiple informal short sketches to prepare for one longer drawing session. Participants will receive all sketching materials (or can bring your favorites from home).

River Breeze Event Center: UB40's Bigga Baggariddim Tour

  • August 18, 2022

Category: Music

UB40's Bigga Baggariddim Tour w/ The Original Wailers ft Al Anderson, Maxi Priest & Big Mountain

Enjoy reggae on the river!

River Breeze Event Center: 6110 Asheville Hwy., Knoxville, TN 37924. Information: (865) 584-9740 or

KnoxCrafts: Crafts and Drafts - DIY Terrarium Workshop

  • August 18, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

At Knox Brew Hub
Event by The Maker City, Knox Crafts TN and KnoxCrafts
Tickets · $35

Come enjoy some crafts and drafts at Knox Brew Hub on Thursday, Aug 18th at 7pm for a DIY Terrarium Workshop with guest artist, Kiana Jones of Plush Moon Terrarium CO. Kiana will teach participants all the fundamentals needed to create your own glass enclosed miniature ecosystem. All materials and plants will be provided as well as your choice of eco-friendly, reclaimed glassware to build your terrarium! Fun add ons will also be available for purchase to make your terrarium even more customized!

Knoxville History Project: A Conversation with Warren Dockter

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, discussion, panel and Virtual

Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

For this month’s Zoom program, Dr. Warren Dockter, the chief of the East Tennessee Historical Society, will talk about his plans for the 35-county organization, and the upcoming first-ever celebration, the East Tennessee History Hootenanny, on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Dr. Dockter (who doesn’t even mind if you call him that) may even share how this Winston Churchill scholar and author, who has spent much of his adult life in England, and whose books have been praised by the prime minister, found himself back in his native East Tennessee, in charge of a large and dynamic organization.

Register with Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559,

TVUUC: Works by Terri Swaggerty and Ken Moffett

  • August 14, 2022 — October 5, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Free and open to the public
Reception Friday, August 19, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Gallery hours: 10-3, Monday and 10-4, Tuesday through Thursday

Terri Swaggerty began a career in Art at Expo 82 as a sidewalk portrait artist. She then became a self-employed photo retouch artist, specializing in photo restoration and photo enhancement utilizing airbrush, pencil and dye work, and oils for hand coloring. As a member of the Tennessee Professional Photographers association, she received many First-Place awards in photo retouching and received the Artisan Degree in 1997. She also received First Place awards in national PPA competition. Beginning in 1998 she transitioned to a photography career. In 1999, competing as a photographer, she received TPPA First Place honors in Portrait and received First Place in Wedding the following year. Her wedding photography business, Terri Swaggerty Portraiture, flourished in Knoxville for 15 years. Terri now works part time for Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg. Terri began taking oil painting workshops in 2014. and is now a member of the Art Market Gallery in both photography and painting. She has previously shown at TVUUC, Tomato Head, Artemis Gallery in Apalachicola Florida, Post Modern Spirits, and Crafty Bastard Brewery.

For me the process of creating Art, whether through a lens or with a paint brush, is where soul meets body. I am always looking for and discovering Art in the changing environments of daily life. Finding it is so exciting! ~ Terri Swaggerty

Kenneth M. Moffett is retired from a career in architecture, having been design director at the Knoxville/Nashville firm Bullock Smith Architecture and Planning since joining in the formation of the firm in 1984. The firm has received numerous design awards with projects nationwide and abroad. Moffett has also worked as an artist throughout his life. His works in watercolor and acrylics on canvas have been widely exhibited, including at TVUUC. In recent years he has become involved in writing about architecture and urbanism, having a book on foundational issues published in 2017 with two further books published earlier this year by ORO Editions, publishers of architecture, art, and design. As an amateur musician he is a long-standing member of the Tennessee Wind Symphony and a member of the Knoxville Music Study Club. Moffett is presently co-chair of the TVUUC Art Gallery Committee.

These works are selected from the many I produced during a year of travel and study abroad in 1969-’70, under the auspices of the Lloyd Warren Fellowship (“Paris Prize”). Works on paper in pencil, ink, or watercolor, they represent varied approaches to capturing qualities of the architectural, urbanistic, or cultural subject matter, ranging from realistic rendition to mannered sketch techniques. These and others were produced “en plein air” in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Norway, and England, and they initiated a long tradition of sketching on trips abroad. Unearthed from the flat files, this is their first gallery showing. Some of the works in Venice are featured in my new book Urban Lessons of the Venetian Squares.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-4176,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Radcliffe Bailey: Passages

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

OPENING RECEPTION Fri Aug 12, 5:30-7:30pm

Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, noted contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey (born 1968) incorporates found objects and photographs into richly layered and textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The artist incorporates a multitude of mediums in a variety of works inspired by his interest in diasporic histories and notions of identity and displacement. Several works reference turbulent voyages at sea, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage, while others celebrate the unifying power of music and the legendary jazz musicians who pushed the limitations of western tradition through their radical compositions.

The exhibition is organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art in conjunction with Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Joan The Girl of Arc

Category: History, heritage, Kids, family and Theatre

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

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of Joan The Girl of Arc by Darrah Cloud. This play is based on the life of Saint Joan of Arc.

When Joan, a peasant girl, hears a voice while tending sheep one day, she can’t believe what—and whom—she’s hearing. But the voice is joined by others who claim they are saints and ask her to go to war for France. Now she must convince her father, her friends and her priest that she is telling the truth. But no one believes her. Finally, she sets out on her own, determined to be believed, and proves her visions to the leader of the French army.

The play is performed by 12 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 18.

The show is directed by KCT’s Academy Director Emily Helton.

KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families. This show is eligible for Penny4Arts!

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

Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima

  • August 7, 2022 — September 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works:

Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Lilienthal Gallery: "Rooms" by Illana Lilienthal

  • August 5, 2022 — October 23, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

First Friday August 5th

“Rooms,” will be a solo show presenting a breadth of work by Ilana Lilienthal. A “room” is a space we create in order to be in, that we design to evoke certain feelings and emotions. When we create space, the goal is to influence both ourselves and others around us. In a conversation with a “room” we live or work in, there is a dance between forms, colors, and objects – creating a distinct energy field. This show encompasses three rooms, each inspired by a different palette. Red, Black & White, and Amber, each representing a color field working as a unique spiritual, psychological, and emotional experience.

23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917

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