The Downtown Knoxville Week Ahead (8/17-8/23/2014)

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.

Bonus Listing from next Sunday: City People reunite at James White Fort, Sunday Aug. 24thfor a potluck-picnic at 5 p.m.  For important details, check out the event page at the City People Webpage or their Facebook page. RSVP requested.

Sunday, August 17

Monday, August 18

  • The Wasted Lives with Karen Jonas, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Emi Sunshine, Tennessee Shines, Visitor Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Blues Cruise with Jenna and Her Cool Friends, Star of Knoxville, 8:00 PM, $13
  • Carolina Wray, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The Bumper Jacksons, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 19

  • The Bumper Jacksons/Grace Adele and the Grand Band, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM
  • Pecha Kucha, Relix Theater, 7:20 PM
  • Jazz on the Square, Market Square, 8:00 PM
  • Grace Adele and the Grand Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • C2 and the Brothers Reed, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, August 20

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Belmont and Jones/Roland J. Cole, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Geoff Dean Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Farm to Table Dinner and Wine Tasting, Cafe du Soliel, 7:30 PM, $65
  • NeedtoBreathe, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $35.50 – $49.50
  • Ed Schrader’s Music Beat with Daddy Don’t, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $6
  • Unwed Sailor/Stryplepop, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, August 21

  • The Royal Hounds/Benn Gaines Band, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Public Meeting on the Redesign of Country Music Park, Emporium, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Southern Literature Reading Group (first of the monthly third Thursday meetings), Discussing The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Fenelly, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM (I’ll be there – join me)
  • Hungry Otter Festival First Night: RB Morris, Kelle Jolly, Zach Fallon and more, Pilot Light, 7:00 PM
  • OMG Music Festival, Bijou Theatre, 7:30 PM, $25 – $95
  • NeedtoBreathe, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $35.50 – $49.50
  • STOAGS, NV Nightclub, 9:00 PM, $15 – $20
  • The Royal Hounds, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Anna V with PowerKompany, American Gonzos, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Friday, August 22

  • The Mumbles/Time Sawyer, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Mumbles, Alive After Five, Knoxville Museum of Art, 6:00 PM, $10
  • Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church Choir Concert, Market Square Stage, 6:30 PM
  • Kitty Wampus, Calhouns on the River, 7:00 PM
  • Hungry Otter Festival: Senryu, Tim Lee 3, Greg Horne Band and more, Pilot Light, 7:00 PM
  • The Goodbye Girls, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Summer Movie Magic presents “Dirty Dancing,” 8:00 PM, $11
  • Shaun Abbot and HOdges Music Co., Soccer Taco, 8:00 PM
  • Twista, NV Nightclub, $15 – $32
  • Retro Rumble: The 80s vs. the 90s, The Bowery, 9:00 PM, $10
  • Midnight Voyage Live, The Concourse, 9:00 PM, $7 – $10
  • Bethany Hankins and Friends, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM, Free
  • Blue Mother Tupelo, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, $5
  • The Henhouse Prowlers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • We Are The Walrus (local Beatles Tribute Band), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Saturday, August 23

  • Tennessee Wine at Market Square, Tennessee Wine Tasting, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, $10
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • The Bluegrass Drifters/Bryan Haynes, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Foam 3K Fun Run, Southern Railway Terminal, 4:00 PM, $30 – $35
  • Preservation Pub Presents International Music Day, Sierra Leone’s Refugeee Allstars with Marina Orchestra and Theorizt, Market Square Stage, 5:00 – 10:00 PM, Free
  • Hungry Otter Festival: Crumbsnatchers, Hudson K, Sam Quinn and more, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM
  • David Bivens with Swingbooty, The Birdhouse, 7:00 PM
  • Corey Smith, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $30
  • Backup Planet, Mobility Chief and Tree Tops, The Concourse, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Knoxville Comedy Cruise with Cliff Cash, Star of Knoxville, 10:00 PM, $10
  • Harpeth Rising, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM, $5
  • The Mumbles, Barley’s, 10:00 PM