The Knoxville Week (and a Day) Ahead: 12/28/14 – 1/4/2015

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Rainy Night

Sunday, December 28

  • Shifflett and Hannah, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Laura Mae Socks, Barley’s, 8:00 PM

Monday, December 29

  • CBID Meeting, 17 Market Square, 11:30 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Brad Austin (Singer-Songwriter) / Big Sadie (Old-Time), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • QED Comedy Lab, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • The Bluepint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Big Sadie, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 30

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Les Kerr (Singer-Songwriter) / Pat Beasley Band (Americana), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Night, Preservation Pub (Speakeasy), 7:00 PM
  • Say At Last with Steaks and Bigger Lips, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Matt A. Foster, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, December 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Renee is a Zombie (Singer-Songwriter) / Phil Fuson & the Neighborhood, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Crumbsnatchers, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM
  • New Year’s Eve on the Square, Ball Drop at Midnight, Market Square, 6:00 PM – Midnight
  • Sidecar Symposium, Preservation Pub (Speakeasy), 7:00 PM
  • Hodges and Company with Three Mile Smile, Soccer Taco, 7:00 PM – 12:30, Free
  • 10 Years: New Year’s Bash, The International, 8:00 PM, $35 – $75
  • Bethany Hankins and Friends, Bistro at the Bijou, 8:00 PM
  • The Black Lilies, Tennessee Theatre, 9:00 PM, $36.50
  • King Super and the Excellents/Same As It Ever Was, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Devon Jones and the Uptown Stomp, Square Room, 10:00 PM, $20/$25
  • Marina Orchestra/Grandpa’s Stash, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • The Royal Bangs, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Thursday, January 1 (HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: No Blue Plate
  • Andy Dozier and Heavy Soul, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Supatight, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Friday, January 2

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Guy Marshall (Americana/Roots) / Daniel Fluitt, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Shelly Morrison’s First Art Showing, Preservation Pub (upstairs), 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Back in Blaque,” Cocktails, Artist Exhibit, Perf. Art and More, Sizemology (722 S. Gay Entrance on Cumberland), 6:30 – 10:00
  • Jennifer Nicely (with her new band), WDVX First Friday Live, Visitor Center, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Peoria Rivermen, Knoxville Coliseum, 7:30 PM, $10 – $30
  • Zach Joseph, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Margo and the Pricetags, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Ian Thomas and his Band of Drifters, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • 3Tree/Appalachian Fury, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM

Saturday, January 3

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Jonathan New (Americana/Folk) / South Rail (Alt-Country), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Ice Bears vs. Peoria Rivermen, Knoxville Coliseum, 7:30 PM, $10 – $30
  • If Birds Could Fly, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Generation of Vipers/Wampus Cat/O’Possum/Mass Driver, The Concourse at the International, 8:00 PM, $5
  • Deep Fried Five, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • The Stolen Faces, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Ian Thomas and the Band of Drifters/Time Sawyer, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM

Sunday, January 4

  • Shifflett and Hannah, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Daniel Kimbro and the Recession Sessions, Barley’s, 8:00 PM