The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/3 – 5/12/2015)

Goat Outside Boyd's Jig and Reel, Knoxville, March, 2015
Goat Outside Boyd’s Jig and Reel, Knoxville, March 2015

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 (Alan Sims) 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, May 3

Monday, May 4

Tuesday, May 5

Porcine Friend on Gay Street, Knoxville, April 2015
Porcine Friend on Gay Street, Knoxville, April 2015

Wednesday, May 6

Thursday, May 7

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Canary in the Coalmine (Indie Folk) / The Hardin Draw (Folk), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Dave Kennedy, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM
  • Taylor Caniff, The Concourse at the International, 6:30 PM (Doors), $20
  • Need to Breathe, Knoxville Colliseum, 7:00 PM, $24,$34, $44
  • Concerts on the Square presents the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Market Square, 7:00 PM
  • Pecha Kucha, Square Room, 7:20 PM, Donations Encouraged
  • Book Launch for Under the Same Blue Sky, Bestselling Knoxville Author Pamela Schoenewaldt Reads from and signs her new book, Laurel Theater, 7:00 PM
  • Captain Midnight Band, Preservation Pub, 8:00 PM
  • Canary in the Coalmine, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, May 8

Goat Outside Boyd's Jig and Reel, Knoxville, March, 2015
Goat Outside Boyd’s Jig and Reel, Knoxville, March 2015

Saturday, May 9

Sunday, May 10

  • Shifflett and Hannah, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Red Shoes and Rosin, Clancy’s, 6:00 PM
  • The Ransom Notes, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
Alvin near Old North Knoxville, March, 2015
Alvin near Old North Knoxville, March 2015

Monday, May 11

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Tommy Shortt (Singer-Songwriter) / Kites (Folk/Rock), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Hooten Hollers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, May 12

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Brock Zeman (Singer-Songwriter) / Bottom Dollar String Band (Bluegrass/Jam), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Chelsea Grin/The Word Alive/Like Moths to Flames/Sylar, The International, 6:00 PM (Doors), $17/$20
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, City County Bldg Main Assembly Room, 7:00 PM
  • Jenny Lewis, Bijou, 8:00 PM, $25
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Jazz Tuesdays with the Marble City Five, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Continuum, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM
  • Dusty 45s, Barley’s, 10:00 PM