Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Old City Performing Arts Center: She Has a Tribe

  • June 22, 2024

Category: Literature, spoken word, writing and Theatre

Motivational poet Rhea Carmon will be performing with Coy Kindred, Liz Mitchell, Aneja Raiteri, and Shekita Driskill in She Has a Tribe, a choreopoem about the importance of sisterhood in life. The performance emphasizes the importance of art, poetry, and friendship in sustaining healthy bonds.

The event will be hosted at the Old City Performing Arts Center (111 State St. 37902) on Saturday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm

You will want to attend this show with your sister-friends whether are new or you have known them for years. Come cry with us, come laugh with us, come bond with us.
Tickets can be purchased @

River & Rail Theatre at Old City Performing Arts Center, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Knoxville Brewfest 2024

  • June 22, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events

Save the date, June 22, for Knoxville Brewfest 2024, .

World’s Fair Park Lake, 525 Henley St. Once again, you’ll be able to walk around the lake for an adventure tasting 100’s of beers, while taking in the beautiful World’s Fair Park and The Sunsphere.

Tickets and more information at

The Tennessean Hotel: UNI-Tea

  • June 22, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

In partnership with SoKno Pride, The Tennessean Hotel presents the inaugural UNI-Tea event on Saturday, June 22nd at 1 pm. Celebrating the diversity of our community and perfectly timed during Pride Month, UNI-Tea is a fun twist on traditional tea service, including tea and champagne-infused cocktails paired with tiered courses of traditional tea sandwiches, scones and assorted pastries. Attendees “spill the tea” at the event, enjoying live music, learning more about SoKno Pride and celebrating Pride Month together. In addition, throughout the month of June, The Tennessean’s Drawing Room serves up ALL OUT SANGRIA with proceeds from each cocktail sold directly benefiting SoKno Pride and its fundraising efforts.

For Tickets:
* Must be 21+ to imbibe.

The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel
531 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum: Summer Pollinator Walk

  • June 22, 2024

Category: Lecture, panel and Science, nature

2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN, Knoxville, TN
Registration required:

Saturday June 22 | 10am-12pm | Meet at the Visitor Center

Join Board Member & Master Gardener Susan Kiss for an exploration of the garden landscape through the lens of pollination. Susan is the former project lead for the Pollinator Garden here at KBGA, tending the needs of the native plant landscape for the benefit of the critically important insects (bees, butterflies, moths and more!) that bring blooms and berries to so many of our beloved plants and food crops. Come learn about what makes a landscape prime for pollinators while you take a stroll through the gardens. See less

Ijams Movies Under the Stars - Terror in the Woods

Category: Film and Science, nature

June 22 - Terror in the Woods: Fright Night (R) and 30 Days of Night (R)
July 12 - Back to the Future (PG)​
Aug. 16 - Across the Universe (PG-13)
Aug. 30- The Muppet Movie (G)
Sept. 13 - Friday the 13th III (R)
Sept. 27 - Hunger Games (PG-13)
Oct. 4 - Scream (R)

Grab your favorite blanket or lawn chair and join the fun. Doors open at 6pm and movies begin at dark (Spring/Summer~ 9pm. Fall months ~8:15 pm; movie start times are not exact). Food trucks and the Ijams beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase. NO COOLERS AND NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL PLEASE. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash at all times. These events are on the Ijams Visitor Center lawn. In case of inclement weather, a rain plan will be posted on the event page on the Ijams Calendar of Events and social media outlets. Tickets are $12 per person; Ijams and Central Cinema Members $10 (Special ticket pricing of $18 per person for Terror in the Woods includes the haunted trail from FrightWorks.) Space is limited per screening. Purchasing tickets ahead of time is highly recommended. Walk-up tickets may not be available.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

Tennessee Theatre: Deluxe Tours

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Have you ever wondered how many light bulbs are in each chandelier in the Grand Lobby? How has the seating capacity changed over the years? What event attracted the biggest crowds? Which Broadway show brought 12 semi-trucks full of scenery, sets, and costumes? Learn these details and more about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

Deluxe Tours last approximately 120 minutes and are offered on certain Saturdays throughout the summer. On this tour, you'll participate in an in-depth discovery of the Theatre’s rich history and comprehensive renovation, and its performances, past and present. In addition to the Grand Lobby, Auditorium, Stage, and Dressing Rooms, attendees will visit the projection booth and learn more about the theatrical equipment that brings the shows to life. Some areas are accessible only by stairs. Photography is permitted, but only with personal cameras/phones. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the tour can begin on time. While all are welcome, these tours are geared for attendees aged 12 & up.

Tours for June and July will be offered on June 22, July 6 and July 20 at 11am. Additional summer dates will be announced in July. Sign up:

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

Historic Ramsey House: Vintage Baseball

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

It's not too late to experience America’s game as it was played in 1864! This free public event is enjoying another season, and Historic Ramsey House is proud to be a part of this historic reenactment. The players play by 1864 rules, wear period uniforms and our local Knoxville teams bear the names of actual teams that existed in Knoxville during that time. The Knoxville Holstons and Emmett’s Machinists play other vintage league teams from around the state. Admission and Parking are Free! Concessions will be available.

Game Times and Dates: Saturday, June 15 at 11am and Saturday, June 22nd at 1pm.

2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Info: (865) 546-0745 or

UT Gardens: Yoga and Sound Bath Meditation

  • June 22, 2024

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

Sunday June 22, 2024 10-11 am
Friendship Pavilion, UT Gardens Knoxville
Celebrate Summer Solstice with Surya Namaskar series - sun salutations, and enjoy a Soundbath for your final relaxation.

With Jennifer Aparicio
Instagram @shennyaparizzio
Cost: Free
Bring your own blanket or yoga mat

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

Tennessee Theatre: The Birdcage

Category: Film and Free event

We hope you’ll join us for our free screening of Mike Nichols’ ‘The Birdcage’ in celebration of Pride Month! There will also be the opportunity to connect with several local organizations in the lobby before the movie begins: Appalachian Equality Chorus, SoKno Pride, Knox Pride, Seed Theatre, Scruffy City Sisters, and Positively Living! For more information, click the link below, and we hope to see you there!

The 5th Woman and RheaSunshine: She Has a Tribe

  • June 22, 2024

Category: Theatre

June 22, 7pm at the Old City Performing Arts Center.
Advanced Tickets are $25
Day of Tickets are $35
Directed by Poet Laureate Emerita Rhea Carmon

She Has a Tribe is a choreopoem with 4 sister-friends sharing how art, poetry, and most of all their bond has been a life-line through life. Coy Kindred, Liz Mitchell, Aneja Raiteri, and Shekita Driskill take us on a journey of life struggles and the relationships that help these women of color make it through together. You will want to attend this show with your sister-friends whether are new or you have known them for years. Come cry with us, come laugh with us, come bond with us.

Marble Springs State Historic Site: Unsung Heroines of the Revolutionary War Backcountry

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

Marble Springs State Historic Site continues its 2024 programming season with the next installment in its educational series, "Beyond Petticoats: Courage and Conviction in 18th-Century Women." This month's event, "Unsung Heroines: The Extraordinary Everyday Women of the Revolutionary War Backcountry," will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, featuring a lecture by Cari Welsh, an esteemed board member and integral part of Marble Springs' educational initiatives and historical reenactments.

Event Details:
• Date: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
• Time: Lecture begins at 12:00 PM
• Location: Marble Springs State Historic Site

Event Description: Marble Springs State Historic Site invites the public to attend the third event in the "Beyond Petticoats" series. This lecture, presented by Cari Welsh, will delve into the pivotal yet often overlooked roles of women in the backcountry during the American Revolutionary War. The lecture will explore the lives of figures such as Catherine Sherrill Sevier and other courageous women who navigated immense challenges, supported the revolutionary cause, and influenced the war effort and American society.

For more information and to RSVP (FREE) for this event:
• Visit our Facebook event page:
• Visit the Zeffy event page:

1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Our phone number is: (865)573-5508

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

6/21 • Full Moon Paddle
6/21 • Full Moon Hike
6/22 • Summer Tree ID: Beginner Workshop
6/22 • Caving Trip
6/22 • Terror in the Woods
6/23 • Forest Bathing Workshop
6/23 • Self Care Sunday Yoga
6/23 • Paint and Plant with an Opossum Workshop
6/23 • Summer Tree ID: Beginner Workshop
6/23 • Evening Paddle
6/27 • Moths and More: Ijams After Dark
6/28 • Pickin' on Nature with Clinch River Ramblers and True Blue
6/28 • Moths and More: Ijams After Dark
And more!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717,

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