The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (1/26 – 2/1/2014)

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, January 26

  • KSO Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart, Bijou Theatre, 2:30 PM, $11 to $31.50
  • Theatre Knoxville Downtown, “Proof,” 3:00 PM, $10 – $15
  • The Ledbetters, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Upstairs Underground Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM, Free
  • The Blueprint (jazz), Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Evan Stone, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, $3

Monday, January 27

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Loves It! (Folk) / Paul Brewster (Country), Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Tennessee Shines: Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin, Wordplay guest RB Morris, Knoxville Visitor’s Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Velvet Elvis, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, $3

Tuesday, January 28

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sans Abri Ryan David Orr (Singer/Songwriter), Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz Tuesdays, Square Room, 7:00, $5
  • K-Town Showdown, Open Mic Night, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM
  • Band Eat Band Competition, Echoes vs. The Oak Creek Band, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Sans Abri, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Valerie June (Roots) / Lurcrezio (Alternative), Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Preservation and Libations (Have a drink with Knox Heritage), Crown and Goose, 5:30 – 7:00
  • Scotch and Strings (Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Quartet in a bar!), Scotch, Heavy Hor d’oeudvres, 5:30, $35 advance, $40 door
  • The Barry Roseman Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Night, Open Mic, Square Room, 7:00 PM
  • Rob Nance, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Lucrezio (folk-pop), The Bowery, 9:00 PM, $7
  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Senryu, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $12
  • Whiskey of the Damned (Celtic Punk), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, $3

Thursday, January 30

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Flatland Harmony Experiment, Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • The Flatland Harmony Experiment, Preservation Pub, 6:00 PM, Free
  • Nancy Brennan Strange, Lawson McGhee Libary, 6:30, Free
  • Waynestock 4: 1st of 3 Nights, Singer/Songwriter Symposium with Kevin Abernathy, Christina Horne, Black Atticus, Mike McGill and Sam Quinn, Plus the Greg Horne Band, 7:00 PM, Relix, $5 (Proceeds go to the E.M. Jellinek Center providing housing and treatment for chemically dependent men)
  • Clarence Brown Theatre, “The Whipping Man,” 7:30, $12 – $20
  • Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, “Rent,” 8:00 PM, Free
  • Umphrey’s McGee, Tennessee Theatre, 9:00, $25
  • Mud Tea (Asheville Power Rock), Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Dank Sinatra (Funk and Classic Rock), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, $3

Friday, January 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Appalucia, Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Waynestock 4: 2nd of 3 Nights, Jodie Manross, Dixieghost, Barstool Romeos, The French, Crumbsnatchers, Teenage Love13, 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM, Relix, $5 (Proceeds go to the E.M. Jellinek Center providing housing and treatment for chemically dependent men)
  • Keith Urban with Little Big Town, Thompson Boling Arena, 7:00, $25 – $59.50
  • Gaelic Storm, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $20
  • The Goodbye Girls, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Clarence Brown Theatre, “The Whipping Man,” 7:30 PM, $20 -$40
  • Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, “Rent,” 8:00 PM, Free
  • The Tom Johnson Duo (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00, Free
  • Colonel Bruce Hampton, Barley’s 10:00 PM, Free
  • The Coveralls, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Cusses with Pan and the Jojax, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM

Saturday, February 1

  • Children’s Story Time with Ms. Caryn, Union Avenue Books, 11:00 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: RootStand, Knoxville Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • David Moon, Author of Thoughts are Things: Daily Readings for Children and Their Families, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM, Free
  • Life 101: Financial Literacy for Teens, Lawson McGhee Library, 2:00 PM, Free (Contact Bess Conally -215-8723)
  • Breaststrokes 5th Annual Auction, (Follow up to Paint the TaTas), Silent Auction, Dancing, Songwriting Contest, Concert, (Supports local cancer victims) 525 N. Gay Street, 5:00 PM
  • Waynestock 4: Final Night, Jamie Cook, John Myers Band, Donald Brown, J.C. and the Dirty Smokers, Senryu, Grand Finale Tribute to Lou Reed, 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM, $5 (Proceeds go to the E.M. Jellinek Center providing housing and treatment for chemically dependent men)
  • Knoxville Flow Jam, Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, 706 Broadway, 7:00 PM
  • Hector Quirkos Imaginary Band Last Real Cowboys, Laurel Theater, 8:00 PM
  • Queens of the Stone Age, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, Sold Out
  • Art Garfunkel, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $47 – $6
  • Clarence Brown Theatre, “The Whipping Man,” 7:30 PM, $20 -$40
  • Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, “Rent,” 8:00 PM, Free
  • Chuck Mullican (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00, Free
  • Davis Mitchell, Soccer Taco (downstairs), 9:00 PM
  • The Kernal, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Hyperkrunk CD Release Party, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $10 (includes copy of the new CD)
  • Pick Up the Snake, Preservation Pub, 10:00, $5
  • Rootstand, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Skytown Riot, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM, $5