The Downtown Week Ahead (12/29/13 – 1/4/14)

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. Please : “Friend” me on Facebook and invite me to your events. Look over to the right of this post and not only “friend” me, but “like” Inside of Knoxville. Subscribe (also to the right) to make sure you catch all the posts.

What I’ve got my eye on:

Sunday, December 29

Monday, December 30

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special – Michael Daughtry (Singer-Songwriter) Taylor Kress (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • The BluePrint (formerly Keith Brown and the New Jazz 4tet), Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free

Tuesday, December 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special – Laura Jane Vincent (Singer-Songwriter) The Caring Committee (Folk), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • New Year’s Eve Party at Sapphire – Great Gatsby Theme – Sign Up Through the Link – 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM
  • Red Hot Dixie Land Jazz Band – Square Room, 6:30 (Dinner and Show) $65, 10:00 (Desert and Show) $35, Show Only $20 at 7:45 and 10:45
  • Dirty Guv’nah’s – Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $32
  • Jamie Laval (Fiddle Music) – Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 9:00 PM
  • Bethany Hopkins (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • King Super and the Excellents, Preservation Pub, 10:00, $5
  • Black Cadillacs, Johnny Astro and the Big Bang, SCRUFFY CITY HALL OPENS (A Rough Version), 10:00 PM
  • Ball Drop: Starting at 11:00 on Market Square – Music, Countdown and then Ball Drop and Auld Lang Syne at Midnight

Wednesday, January 1

  • Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special – Terraplane Drifters / Brandy Robinson (Indie Rock), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Andy T and Nick Nixon (Blues), Relix, 6:30 – 9:00, $10
  • Shake It Like a Caveman, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, January 3

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special – Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks (Country/Rock), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • FIRST FRIDAY DOWNTOWN – 5:30 – 9:00, Events all around the Center City – Art, Music and Much More!
  • Sapphire First Friday – Artist John McRae, 6:00 – 8:00
  • The Celts – Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Natti Love Joys (Reggae) – Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Saturday, January 4