The Downtown Week Ahead (June 30 – July 6)


If you see an event I’ve missed and you’d like to plug, please comment below or e-mail me ( and I’ll try to add it. The list may, accordingly, be expanded through the week. Staying true to the scope of the blog, I’ll only list downtown or near-downtown events. The Well and The Shed have some great events, for example, but I have to draw a line somewhere. If you want to add those in a comment, that’s fine.

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What I’ve Got My Eye On:


  • June 30: Barstool Romeos at Barley’s, 8:00 – 10:00
  • June 30: Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show, Pres. Pub, 8:00 PM
  • June 30: Blow Your Whistle: DJs at Pres. Pub, 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM, 45 Revolver, D.J. Robbie  Loco, D.J. Wigs, Free


  • July 1: Blue Plate Special, Noon, Knoxville Visitor’s Center – Hindu Cowboys (Americana) / David Clifton Band (Folk/Blues)
  • July 1: Now is the Time Immigration Rally, Market Square, Noon
  • July 1: Tennessee Shines, 7:00 PM, Knoxville Visitor’s Center – Cereus Bright (Americana), Nancy Brennan Strange, Tennessee Stage Company (Preview of Shakespeare on the Square), $10
  • July 1: Bad Weather Blues Reunion, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM
  • July 1: The New Good Old Boys, Suttrees, Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, 9:30


  • July 2: Blue Plate Special, Noon, Knoxville Visitor’s Center –  Alison Self (Singer-Songwriter) / Oh, Jeremiah (Singer-Songwriter)
  • July 2: Atheists Society of Knoxville, Barley’s, 5:30
  • July 2: Jazz on the Square, Market Square, Free, 8:00 – 10:00


  • July 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market, 11:00 – 2:00
  • July 3: Blue Plate Special, Noon, Knoxville Visitor’s Center –2Country4Nashville (Country) Patrice Pike (Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • July 3: KJO Jazz Lunch, Tardy Plays Tardy, Saxophonist Greg Tardy, The Square Room, Noon, $15
  • July 3: Brian Ashley Jones, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, Free
  • July 3: Jack Neely and the Mahavestal Orchestra, Pres. Pub, 8:00 – 10:00


  • July 4: Declaration of Independence Ceremony – Celebrate the event with re-inactors at James White Fort, 10:00 AM
  • July 4: Blue Plate Special, Noon, Knoxville Visitor’s Center –Mad Anthony (Rock ‘n’ Roll) The Bumper Jacksons (Jazz/Country)
  • July 4: Festival on the 4th, 4:00 – 10:00, World’s Fair Park, Free, Bands, Food, Orchestra, Fireworks
  • July 4: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, World’s Fair Park, 8:00 PM, Free
  • July 4: Fireworks at 9:35, Knoxville Waterfront



  • July 6: Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 – 2:00, Fresh food, music, coffee, arts and crafts, food trucks, a street party!
  • July 6: Blue Plate Special, Noon, Knoxville Visitor’s Center –Kris Gruen (Singer-Songwriter) Ryan Dishen (Singer-Songwriter)
  • July 6: Short Bus to Todd Snyder, Broadway Baptist Church at 6:30 to the show at the Shed, $12.50 for the round-trip, buy your own ticket to the show
  • July 6: The legendary Colonel Bruce Hampton, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • July 6: Hudson K Homecomg, Pres. Pub, various bands start around 9:00, Hudson K takes the stage around 11:30 (and you know what “around” means in local bars – take a nap in advance, old peeps)