The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (3/2 – 3/8/2014)

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.

Sunday, March 2

  • Amy Greene (Blood Root) reads and signs her new book, Long Man, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM
  • “Trip to Bountiful,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 2:00 PM, $5 – $40
  • Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, Bijou Theatre, 2:30 PM, $11 – $31.50
  • Date with Oscar, Red Carpet, Special Drinks, Celebrity Dress-alike Contest, Armada Bar (Old City), 5:00 – 11:00 PM, Free
  • 2014 Knoscar Party, Red Carpet, Viewing, Raffle, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 – 11:30, $10 General, $25 VIP
  • Nora Jane Struthers, Barley’s, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Upstairs Underground, Stand-up Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM, Free

Monday, March 3

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Greg Garing (Country) / Jeff Stansberry (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Mighty Musical Monday, Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Vol Themed Today), Tennessee Theater, Noon, Free
  • Tennessee Shines,  The Motel Mirrors (John Paul Keith + Amy LaVere + Shawn Zorn) + Wordplay guest Dawn Coppock, Visitor’s Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free

Tuesday, March 4

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Cereus Bright (Indie Folk) Whetherman (Folk), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • K-Town Showdown Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00, Free
  • Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Jazz Tuesday, Square Room, 7:00 PM, $5
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Band Eat Band ($,3000 Prize), David Clifton Band vs. Corn Bred, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM, Free

Wednesday, March 5

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Jon Dee Graham (Rock) / Jenna & Her Cool Friends (Blues), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Lunch, Square Room, Noon, $15
  • Excision, Old City Courtyard, 5:00 PM, $20 – $50
  • Preston Shire (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM, Free
  • “Trip to Bountiful,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $5 – $40
  • Square Room Showcase, Showcase of Local Bands, Square Room, 9:00 PM, $5

Thursday, March 6

Friday, March 7

Saturday, March 8

  • Lucky Kidney Run, 2K and 6K, Krutch Park Extension, 9:00 AM
  • Kidstuff at WDVX/Knoxville Visitor’s Center Featuring Lunch Money (Youth Alternative), 10:00 AM
  • Winter Farmers’ Market, Southern Railway Station, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • “Stomp,” Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, $37 – $77
  • Retrospect (Vintage Shop in Happy Holler), Grand Opening Party, 4:00 – 8:00, Free
  • 85th anniversary celebration of Knox County Democratic Women’s Club (oldest in the country), Southern Depot, 6:30 PM, $40
  • “Trip to Bountiful,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $5 – $5 – $40
  • The Blackfoot Gypsies (blues rock), Scruffy City Hall, 10:00
  • The Big Pink (Dylan and Band Covers), Preservation Pub, 10:00