Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Knoxville Hardcore Fest

  • June 29, 2024 — July 1, 2024

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

East Tennessee Hardcore Collective is excited to bring you Knoxville Hardcore Fest 2024. Year 3 of doing this and it's back and bigger than ever before.

Day 1 - The Old City Performing Arts Center (111 State Street)
Doors at 11am; Music at 12
The Callous Daoboys (Atlanta Mathcore; MNRK Heavy)
fallfiftyfeet (Wheeling WV Chaotic Metalcore)
Retribution (Kentucky Hardcore)
Damage Control (Delaware County PA Beatdown)
Brass Tongue (Carolina Hardcore)
Amnio (South Florida Melodeath; Force of Reckoning)
Kongstyle (Atlanta Hardcore)
Bummer Hill (Atlanta Emo; Chillwave Records)
L.I.P.S (Harlan KY Punk)
Quiescent Mantis (Knoxville Metal)
Chunked (Tri-Cities Death)
Dead Upon Arrival (Delaware County PA Slam)
Collective Action (Roanoke Youth Crew; Force of Reckoning)
Extinct (Morristown Hardcore)
TwoXChoices (Clinton XXX Beatdown)
Mark of Fatality (Erie Metallic Hardcore; Suprise Attack Records)
God Instinct (Philly Edge Metal)
Pressure Point (East TN Hardcore)
Kick Out at Two (Chattanooga Hardcore)
Whit3corset (Memphis Digital Hardcore)
Spiral (Knoxville Hardcore)

Day 2 - Brickyard Bar and Grill
Doors at 11; Music at 12
Gumm (Chattanooga Hardcore; Convulse Records)
Shogun (Knoxville Metallic Hardcore; LDB Records)
Age of Panic (KY Metalcore; Rest Assured Records)
withpaperwings (Florida Metalcore; Armageddon Records)
Septum Bone (NC Death Metal)
Circuit Circuit (Nashville Noise Rock Metalcore; Dark Trail Records)
Lethal Method (Nashville Hardcore)
Keep Reaching (Tampa Metalcore; Force of Reckoning)
Sidious (Knoxville Deathcore)
Raptured (KY Hardcore)
Blistered Spirit (Midwest Metalcore; The Coming Strife)
Chained (NC Metalcore; Upstate Records)
Human Shield (Memphis Powerviolence)
Sanity (Knoxville Deathcore; Reunion show)
Bare Your Teeth (Crossville Hardcore)
Deceit (East Tennessee Moshcore)
Double Tap (East Tennesee Hardcore; first show)

Day 3 - Karns Community Center (6616 Beaver Ridge Road)
Balmora (CT Edge Metal; 4Ephyra)
Discontent (Delaware Hardcore; Streets of Hate)
Azshara (Syracuse Metalcore; 4Ephyra)
Every Promise Kept (Knoxville Christcore)
Astral Decay (Knoxville Melodeath; first hometown show)
a loving embrace (Tri-cities Metalcore; first show)

Knoxville Hardcore Fest is proudly sponsored by Riverside Tattoo, Baker Boy Pizza, Force of Reckoning Records, Badworld Anarchy, Art Echo and Gaining Purpose Publications.
Early bird weekend pass (first 100): $50, Weekend Pass: $70. Single day tickets WILL be available and we will have Under-18 discounts on them.

Knoxville Opera: Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

Category: Music

Knoxville Opera and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Conference are thrilled to host world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee at the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 PM. This collaboration between Knoxville Opera and NATS promises an extraordinary evening celebrating vocal excellence.

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian), and “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today” (NPR).

Later this month, Brownlee, joined by pianist Kevin J. Miller, will enchant audiences with a repertoire centered around his most recent Grammy-nominated project, “Rising”, which celebrates poetry from the Harlem Renaissance and includes commissioned works from current leading African-American composers. With its fusion of classical mastery and contemporary relevance, this concert promises an evening of unparalleled musical brilliance and cultural significance. It is an extraordinary event that cannot be missed.

Event Details:
Location: Tennessee Theatre
Date & Time: Saturday, June 29 at 8pm
Admission: Ticketed Event

For additional information about this concert and to stay updated on event details, please visit

Knoxville Margarita Festival

  • June 29, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

At The Mill & Mine, 6-9:15 PM

Join us at the first annual Knoxville Margarita Festival as your favorite restaurants compete for the title of Best Margarita in town! Work your way through your Sample Passport that includes 10 mini margaritas, plus enjoy entertainment, fun photo opps, and purchase dinner from local food vendors. Not sure if you like your margs salted, shaken, stirred or frozen? Sip the night away and then vote for your favorite. This event is 21+. Alcohol service ends at 8:45 PM. Please drink responsibly.

BENEFITING: TennGreen Land Conservancy empowers landowners and communities to protect large, connected natural areas that support diversity of life, inspire appreciation of nature, and spark action to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land that sustains us all.

4th Annual SoKno Pride Festival

  • June 29, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Meetup

SoKno Pride began in 2021 on Sevier Avenue as a simple drag show brunch. From there it quickly expanded into our South Knoxville neighborhood coming together to support our LGBTQIA+ community. We host an annual festival in June along Sevier Avenue as well as several events throughout the year, and we use a portion of our proceeds from these events to benefit local and regional charities centered around improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ folks in Tennessee.

Sun Jun 29, 12 PM

Seven Islands State Birding Park: Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

  • June 29, 2024

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

June 29, 2024
2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak, TN 37764
Price: $10
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Before there were pharmacies and grocery stores conveniently located in communities, people had to find natural remedies for common ailments and sources of food by using the plants found in nature. Join Ranger Stephanie as she guides participants on a 2-3 mile hike along the trails of Seven Islands to explore the plants used historically for medicinal purposes and also as a food source. The blackberries in the park should be ripe and available for picking. Participants will be allowed to pick their own berries to take home with them, so please bring a container to carry them in!

Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing, including long pants and preferably a shirt with long sleeves, since the blackberry and black raspberry plants do have thorns and can scratch your skin. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray. We will meet at the Bluebird Barn on Kelly Ln at 9:00AM. Registration for this program is $10 per participant. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact Ranger Stephanie at or by phone 865-333-8270. ***Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for this program.

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

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

6/28 • Pickin on Nature with Clinch River Ramblers and True Blue
6/28 • Moths and More: Ijams After Dark
6/29 • Summer Tree ID: Beginner Workshop
6/29 • Tiny Stage Comedy: Big Banana Comedy Show
6/29 • Evening Paddle
6/30 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
7/2 • Big Fun Tuesday: Ride into Summer!
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,

Appalachian Equality Chorus: The Rainbow Runs Over Me

Category: Music


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

Friends of the Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • June 28, 2024 — June 29, 2024

Category: Free event, Fundraisers, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

June 28-29: Cedar Bluff Branch Used Book Sale, 10:00-5:00

Since 1970 Friends has donated over $1M to the Knox County Public Library. Our used book shop and book sales raised nearly $98,000 in FY 2023. Some of the library programs currently receiving support from Friends of the Library include the new Storybook Trails program, the Children’s Festival of Reading, Summer Library Club, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County.

Theater 23: Thespis Thinks

Category: Comedy and Theatre

A world premiere! A romantic comedy by Tom Eubanks
At St. Gregory the Great Auditorium, Knoxville Catholic High, 9245 Fox Lonas Rd
Thu-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2:30 PM

Thespis Thinks looks at theater politics and the relationships that evolve and sometimes simmer in the theater soup. When two small California theater companies vie for the same arts foundation grant, Board members and production staffs go on the offensive. A smear-merchant subverts the narrative about Coastline Theater Company to affect the decision of the Foundation. Coastline’s newly-appointed Artistic Director, widower and Georgia transplant Davis Cotton, struggles to transform this traditional theater company. His associate, Hillary Hampshire, stands in the way of Davis's vision. Hillary is so entrenched in the theater life, she has left herself no room for experiencing love—until Davis Cotton plucks her heartstrings, one string at a time. But is the song he’s playing real? Narrator of this contemporary theater chaos is pundit, play-by-play color commentator and ancient Greek actor, Thespis of Icara.

Tickets are available for the play at For more information contact or 865-257-9493.

Lighthouse Youth Theatre: The Lion King, Jr.

  • June 27, 2024 — June 29, 2024

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

Lion King Jr. brings the African savanna to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale based on the Broadway musical and Disney animated film.

Tickets are available for the following performances:
Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Where: Bearden Middle School, 1000 Francis Rd., Knoxville, TN
Children 3 and under are free.
All sales final. Tickets are non-refundable.

TVUUC Gallery: INDICIA by Jean Hess and Emily Taylor

  • June 9, 2024 — July 31, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception Friday, June 14, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.
Free and open to the public

“Indicia” is defined as indications, traces or evidence; something serving as a visible or tangible representation of a fact, quality or feeling. Mixed-media artists Emily Taylor and Jean Hess – long-time friends and colleagues -- make work about recollecting and reconsidering early memories, family history and chaotic life paths. They each gather and playfully experiment with found and natural materials along with traditional art media, aiming to surprise themselves and others.

Jean Hess’ work is in public collections including the Huntsville, Knoxville and Evansville museums of art as well as corporate and private collections. She writes about art, gives classes and opens her Knoxville studio and garden by appointment:

Emily Taylor teaches studio art locally as an adjunct professor and in other workshop formats. She has shown her work locally, regionally and in group shows and private collections. Contact her to visit or come to an open studio in Bearden!

Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, 9:00-1:00 Sunday
Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Knoxville Botanical Gardens: Yoga in the Garden

  • June 8, 2024 — June 29, 2024

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

Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 9-10 AM
Start your June Saturdays off with an hour of slow flow power yoga, led by Jessica Tezak. Classes will take place outdoors weather permitting. An indoor backup location will be available. Email Jessica to sign up and learn more. Classes are $10 per week with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Garden. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914. Hours: Gardens open daily from sunrise to sunset. Information: 865-862-8717,

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