The Downtown Knoxville Week (and a Day) Ahead: 12/14 – 12/21/2014


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, December 14

  • Shifflett and Hannah, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Bubble Ball Soccer, Put Yourself in a Large Bubble, South Lawn of the WFP, Noon – 6:00 PM, $10
  • “Walk Through Bethlehem,” Church Street United Methodist, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Free
  • It’s a Wonderful Life,” Tennessee Theatre, 1:00 PM, Free
  • A Christmas Carol,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 2:00 PM, SOLD OUT
  • Urban Hikes in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee, Book Signing, Union Avenue Books, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays,” Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 3:00 PM, SOLD OUT
  • The Knoxville Nativity Pageant, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 3:00 PM, Free (Donations Accepted)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life,” Tennessee Theatre, 5:00 PM, Free
  • Open Mic Comedy, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Texas Pete, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, December 15

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Boogertown Gap / Ben Glover (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City People Private Tour of the Mabry Hazen Home and Annual Meeting – Everyone Welcome, but must RSVP (, 6:30 PM
  • The Knoxville Nativity Pageant, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 7:00 PM, Free (Donations Accepted)
  • Tennessee Shines Presents: Decembersongs with Wild Ponies, Amy Speace and Rod Picott, Visitor Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • QED Comedy Lab, Pilot Light, 7:30, Free
  • Shimmy and the Burns, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Jamaican Queens/Crowd/Zach and Zota’s Sweet Life, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $6
  • Worth Road, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 16

Wednesday, December 17

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Dave Owens / Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery (Folk Rock), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Downtown Design Review Board, City County Bldg., Small Assembly Room, 4:00 PM
  • R.A.L.F.’s Gobble Rabble (Improv Jam Session), Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Casey Green, Bistro at the Bijou, 8:00 Pm
  • Luna Moth/Phoenix Bloom/Stryplepop, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Mare Vita/Lander, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5

Thursday, December 18

  • Historic Zoning Commission, City County Bldg. Small Assembly Room, 8:30 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Brandon Wadley (Singer-Songwriter) / Pea Pickin Hearts (Americana/Country), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Williamswood Castle Open House, Parking at Ijams, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $20 (children free)
  • Southern Literature Book Group, Discussing Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM
  • Emily Roberts, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM
  • A Very Jerry Christmas, Acoustic covers of Jerry and Dead tunes, Pres. Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • City Council Meeting, City County Bldg., Main Assembly Room, 7:00 PM
  • Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Huntsville Havoc, Knoxville Coliseum, 7:30, $10 – $30
  • A Christmas Carol,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT
  • Circle Modern Dance: Modern Dance Primitive Light, Laurel Theatre, 8:00 PM, $8.50/$13.00
  • The Barefoot Movement, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Nox Yorc/Persona La Ave/Network Society, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5
  • The Art of/White Stag/Yak Strangler/Empty Pockets, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM

Friday, December 19

Saturday, December 20

Sunday, December 21