The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (3/9 – 3/15/2014)

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 9

  • VMC 5K Race and Duncan Donuts Eat and Run Race, World’s Fair Park, 2:00 PM
  • “Trip to Bountiful,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 2:00 PM, $5 – $40
  • Tennessee Stage Company presents “Tic Toc,” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • UT Symphony Orchestra, Alumni Bldg, 4:00 PM, Free
  • Upstairs Underground, Open Mic Comedy, 8:00 PM, Preservation Pub, Free
  • The Womack Family Band (Urban Guy Seal of Approval!), Barley’s, 8:00 PM, Free

Monday, March 10

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Dirty Bourbon River Show / Wild Ponies (Americana), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • Cinema Hola, “The Official Story,” (Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film), Casa Hola, Emporium, 6:30
  • Tennessee Shines: Paul Brewster (The Knoxville Grass, The Pinnacle Boys, The Osborne Brothers, Ricky Skaggs), Wordplay guest Jayne Morgan, Visitor’s Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Tennessee Theater, 8:00 PM, $32 – $47
  • T..J. Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • The Suitcase Junket and the Dirty Bourbon River Show, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, March 11

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb, Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • K-Town Showdown Open Mic (Singer/Songrwriters), Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM
  • Fruition, Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Band Eat Band, $3000 battle featuring The Theorizt vs. the Samuel Williams Orchestra, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, March 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Six Time Losers (Country) / Carolyn Martin Swing Trio (Country/Swing), Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • The Nick Swofford Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Square Room, 7:30 PM, $5
  • Midwest Winds Woodwind Quintet, UT Alumni Bldg., 8:00 PM, Free
  • Kevin Class and Ching-yi Lin (piano and violin), Brahms Sonatas, UT Haslam Center, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Echoes (fun punk), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, March 13

Friday, March 14

Saturday, March 15

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Samantha Gray (Rock/Blues)  / LakeSide, Visitor’s Center, Noon, Free
  • J.L. and Lin Stepp read and sign The Afternoon Hiker: A Guide to Casual Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM, Free
  • Martinis and Movies, Red Carpet, Dinner, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Signature Martinis, Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, 7:00 PM, $75
  • Four Leaf Peat CD Release Party, Square Room, $15 GA, $20 Premiere Table Seating, 8:00 PM
  • Cutthroat Shamrock, Scruffy City Hall, St. Patrick’s Day Bash, 10:00 PM, $10
  • Pan, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM