The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (3/23-3/29/2014)

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.

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Sunday, March 23

  • Crafty Kids in the Gallery Terrarium Workshop (with artist Sarah Brobst), Paulk and Company, 510 Williams Street, 2 PM – 5 PM, $20 first child, $10 per sibling
  • “Tic Toc,” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • Sunday Supper with Sean Richards, Pop-up Dinner with Local Chefs, Public House, Call for Reservations – all previous dinners have sold out (865.247.4344), 5:00 – 8:00
  • Birdhouse Sunday Dinner: Women in Agriculture, 800 N. 4th Avenue, Music (Jennifer Nicely), Food (Potluck) and More, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, $5
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bijou Theatre, 7:00 PM, $29.50
  • Wild Ponies, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy, Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM

Monday, March 24

Tuesday, March 25

  • Blue Plate Special, Kristina Murray (Americana) / Kyle Campbell, Visitors’ Center, Noon, Free
  • Christi Jordan Reads from and Signs Come Home to Supper, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM
  • Count This Penny at Harmony House, (A great duo – big play on my ipod) 1642 Hillwood Ave. (just over the river in Island Home), Dinner at 6:30 (potluck), Music at 8:00, $10 suggested donation
  • K-Town Throwdown, Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM
  • Hillbilly Jam, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, Hosted by Sarah Pirkle, 7:30 PM
  • 10 String Symphony, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Band Eat Band ($3,000 Competition), Ben Gaines Band vs. State Street Rhythm Section, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, March 26

  • Blue Plate Special, 10 String Symphony / Tattletale Saints (Folk), Visitors’ Center, Noon, Free
  • The Barry Roseman Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • AFRO, (funk/soul from Nashville), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

  • Blue Plate Special, Blue Ridge Entertainers (Old-time) / Wendy Colonna, Visitors’ Center, Noon, Free
  • Big Ears Music Festival, Locations Around Downtown, Friday – Sunday, Single Day $65 – $75, Weekend $150 – $175
  • Iranian New Year Celebration, UT Student Center, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Free
  • “Wrens,” Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15
  • The Naughty Knots, Laurel Theater, 8:00 PM, $12
  • ProgKnoxis, The Bowery, 9:00 PM, $8 adv., $12 door
  • Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet (jazz), Crown and Goose, 9:00 PM, Free
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • Bombandit, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • The Bearded, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Marina Orchestra, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • King Super and the Excellents, Preservation Pub, 12:15 AM

Saturday, March 29

  • Tatoos and Denim, Marc Nelson jeans discounted to brunch customers, Saint Tattoo will give tattoos on site (two customers get them for free), Cocoa Moon (fund raiser for the TN Theatre), 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, $50
  • Listener Appreciation Day!, Lightnin’ Charlie & the Upsetters, Blue Mother Tupelo, Barstool Romeos, Visitors’ Center, 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM, Free
  • “Wrens,” Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 7:30, $15
  • Mark Boling (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • The Get Right Band, Boyd’s, 10:00 PM, Free
  • The Broadcast (funk and r&b), Barley’s, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Baseball the Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM