The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (6/22 – 6/28/2014)

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. Any number of venues outside of downtown have some great events, 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, June 22

  • Tennessee Valley Players present “West Side Story,” Carousel Theatre, 3:00 PM, $18
  • Bruce Hornsby, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $49.50 – $69.50

Monday, June 23

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Southern Sugar / Ethan Smith (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Jon Sealy reads from and signs, “The Whisky Baron,” Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM, Free
  • Tennessee Shines: Award-winning guitarist Jim Hurst & Roberto Dalla Vecchia + poet Dawn Coppock, Visitor Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Bethany Hankins and Friends, Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free
  • Man Forever, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5

Tuesday, June 24

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Ray Tarantino (Singer-Songwriter) / The Holophonics, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Karen Spears Zacharias reads from and signs, “Mother of Rain,” Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM, Free
  • Jazz on the Square, Market Square, 8:00 PM, Free (But Please Tip)
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Barley’s, 10:00 PM, Free

Wednesday, June 25

Thursday, June 26

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree (Indie Pop) The Black Cadillacs (Blues/Rock), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Patriotic Bike Ride, Contest for best decorated bike, Market Square to Magnolia and back down Gay Street, 5:30 Registration, 6:30 Ride
  • Kelsey’s Woods, Market Square Stage, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Eric and Erica, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Deep Fried Five, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, June 27

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Corey Hunt Band (Americana/Country) / Songs of Water (Folk/Fusion), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Relay for Life, World’s Fair Park, 5:00 PM
  • Philippe LeJeune (jazz and blues), Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 6:00 PM, $15
  • Resonance: Exploring the Warrior Woman Archetype, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 – 10:00
  • Shadows Fall, The International, 7:00 PM, $12 – $15
  • Cornbred Blues Band and Roman Reese, Square Room, 8:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Summer Movie Magic presents “Vertigo,” Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $11
  • Lilly Sutton, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • Jeff Sipe, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Y’uns, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM
  • Kaira Ba and Marina Orchestra, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • Cheer Accident, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $6

Saturday, June 28

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Letters to Abigail (Americana/Folk) / Kate & Corey (Americana/Blues), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Meadowlark Music Festival, (St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Black Cadillacs and more) Ijams, 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM, $17.50 – $25
  • The Black Jacket Symphony performs Dark Side of the Moon, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $33.50
  • The Breakfast Club, The International, 9:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Theorizt and Dead Prez, The Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM $15/$20
  • The Dirty Bourbon River Show, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Letters to Abigail, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, Free
  • White Mystery, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM