This Crazy Weekend: Downtown Knoxville First Friday Weekend

I can’t resist a post about all that is happening in the city this weekend. It really boggles the mind and it is just the beginning of what happens around this place in the Spring. We start with First Friday, follow with Rhythm and Blooms and Art on the Block and end with the Knoxville Marathon and that doesn’t come close to covering everything you could do this weekend – that is if there were several of you to do it. And finally, it looks as if the weather will actually be a cooperative partner with sunshine and highs around 70 degrees. All I can include below are highlights that caught my eye. Enjoy.

All Weekend:


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All Weekend: 

Friday, April 5:

  • Art on the Block: 100 Block of Gay Street: 6:00 – 9:00, Artists in Action, Live Music on the Sidewalk, Dogwood Arts Show at the Emporium, Drummers and Hoopers in Country Music Park, Matthew Wayne Robbins (music)
  • Art Market Gallery: 422 S. Gay Street: Music with Molly Rochelson, Art by Gay Bryant and Janis Proffitt
  • Gallery 133 at Preservation Pub Annex on Market Square: 6:00 – 9:00, All new art by many artists, music by Gregory Alan Tarrants and Stephen Wilson
  •  Two Many Pixels Gallery: 130 West Jackson Avenue, 6:00 – 9:30, “What She Saw,” Photography by Shelby Gordon, Erika Smith and Rachel Vykukal
  • Nostalgia on McCalla: First Friday Earth Day Celebration – In conjunction with Knox Heritage, view pieces of architectural salvage for sale
  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell with Richard Thompson: Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM
  • Marc Broussard: Bijou Theater, 8:00 PM
  • Jazz at Bella Luna with Emily Mathis: 9:00 on Market Square

Saturday, April 6:

  • Chalk Walk: 8:00 – 5:00, Chalk Artists from amateur to professional make their magic on Market Square and Krutch Park
  • Union Avenue Books: Children’s Story Time, 11:00 AM
  • Covenant Kids Run, 6:00 PM, World’s Fair Park
  • George Jones: Civic Coliseum, 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 7:

  • Knoxville Marathon: World’s Fair Park, 7:30 AM (Start Times Vary for Half, Whole and Relay Marathons)
  • Bloody Mary Brunch to Fight Leukemia: Sapphire, 12:00 – 3:00
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series: Bijou, 2:30 PM
  • Union Avenue Books: Poet Joshua Robbins, 3:00 PM
  • Cynthia Markert’s Birthday: ALL DAY LONG (Happy Birthday to Downtown Knoxville’s Personal Artist and all-around great person)