The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner: 1/4/15 – 1/13/2015

Cityscapes, Knoxville, November 2014-1

This marks the first in a shift to a ten-day planner. I’ve had people asking that I extend the calendar and I’m also lining it up to match the upcoming Hard Knox Independent calendar which starts publishing soon. (You have a chance to help this upstart independent newspaper get started with a small donation here. Asheville can support more than one independent newspaper – aren’t we as cool as Asheville?) If you want to be certain to be included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go to every time – if you invite me before I post.

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, January 4

  • Shifflett and Hannah, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Jazz Jam at the Emporium, First and Third Sundays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Free
  • Kevin Griffin, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Daniel Kimbro and the Recession Sessions, Barley’s, 8:00 PM

Monday, January 5

Tuesday, January 6

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Old Man Luedecke/The Misty Mountain String Band, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Dave Kennedy, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Broadway at the Tennessee presents, “Annie,” Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $25 – $85
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Bldg, 7:00 PM
  • Jazz Tuesdays at the Emporium, 7:30 – 9:30, Free
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Woody Pines, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Wednesday, January 7

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Freeway Revival (Americana), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Frog and Toad (Jazz), Square Room, Noon – 1:00 PM, $15
  • Knoxville Horror Film Fest, Screening and Q and A with Will Allman, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Broadway at the Tennessee presents, “Annie,” Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $25 – $85
  • Steep Canyon Rangers, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $20.00
  • Preston Shires, Bistro at the Bijou, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Ms. Lu/Renee Is A Zombie/Zack Miles, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Brandon Fulson and the Realbillies/Shimmy and The Burns, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, January 8

Friday, January 9

Saturday, January 10

Sunday, January 11

Monday, January 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anthony Adams & the Nite Owls (Folk/Rock), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Tennessee Shines presents Red Haired Mary, Visitor Center, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Old Time Jam, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • The Grand Shell Game, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Boo Bradley, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, January 13

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Grand Shell Game / Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones (Rockabilly), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Night, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Brandon Harmon and the Halfway Hearts, Southern Railway Station, 7:30 PM, $10
  • Jazz Tuesdays at the Emporium, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Free
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Lara Hope and the Ark-tones, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM