The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/14 – 6/23/2015)

Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015
Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015

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Sunday, June 14

Monday, June 15

Tuesday, June 16

Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015
Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015

Wednesday, June 17

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Maiden Radio / Brian Dolzani (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Yazzo Brewery Firkin Cask, Pale Ale w/ Vanilla Bean, Free Glass, Flow, All Day
  • Downtown Design Review Board, Small Assembly Room, 4:00 PM
  • Eat Out with Pride, Knoxville Uncorked, 5:00 PM –
  • Tennessee Shines presents Jenna and Her Cool Friends, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Casey Green Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Kathy Griffin, Tennessee Theatre, 8:00 PM, $40 – $65
  • Chris Stapleton, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $20 SOLD OUT
  • Eternal Summers/A Certain Zone, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $8

Thursday, June 18

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band / Davie & the Untamed (Rock’n’Roll), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Eat Out with Pride at Melting Pot, 5:00 PM –
  • Women in Politics, Networking Even for Men and Women, Holly’s Corner, 6:00 PM
  • Dave Kennedy, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM
  • Food Truck Park presented by Southern Station Live, Food/Drink/Music, Southern Railway Station, 6:30 PM
  • Margaret Lazarus Dean reads from and signs Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight, Union Ave. Books, 6:30 PM
  • Knoxville’s Finest Band, Market Square Stage, 7:00 PM, Free
  • Cullen Kehoe’s Radio Show w/ Jessie RS and Crystal Bright & Silver Hands, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • Claymation, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • Ethan Parker Band/David Platilero and Kirsten Arian, Square Room, 8:00 PM, Donation
  • Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Chris Walker Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Linear Downfall/Lucy Dacus, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5

Friday, June 19

Saturday, June 20

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Slide the City, Massive Water Slide, Mary Costa Plaza (outside the Coliseum), Noon – 5:00 PM, $15 – $60
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends (Americana/Folk) / Laurel Wright (Country), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Knoxville Pridefest Parade, Gay Street (duh!), Noon
  • Knoxville Pridefest Festival, World’s Fair Park, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Free
  • Paint Night Knoxville, Drink and Paint, Scruffy City Hall, 4:00 PM
  • KnoxvilleBrewfest, Meet Craft Beer Makers/Samples/Music/Fun,  Depot and Gay Street Viaduct, 4:00 – 8:00 PM, $50
  • Cocktails for a Cause, Fundraiser for Young-Williams, Clancy’s Tavern, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • The Thrill is Gone . . . But Not Forgotten, BB King Tribute w/ local allstars, Relix Theatre, 8:00 PM, $8
  • Lacy Caroline, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Lost Fiddle String Band/Hackensaw Boys, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • DJ Fallen/DJ Minge/Z is Not a DJ, Goth/Alternative Dance Night, Concourse at the International, 9:00 PM (Doors), $5
  • Will Yager Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Turkey Time Variety Show, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Homemade Wine, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Anthony D’Amato, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • The Celts, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM
  • Comedy Booze Cruise Featuring Jenn Snyder, Star of Knoxville, 10:30 PM, $10
Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015
Flash Mob, Union and Market, Knoxville, June 2015

Sunday, June 21

  • Eat Out with Pride, Brunch, Cru Bistro, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Shifflett and Hannah (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Summer Movie Magic presents Raiders of the Lost Ark, Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM, $7/$9
  • SAFTA Reading Series presents Andra Watkins and Darren Jackson, Birdhouse, 3:00 – 4:30, Free
  • Jazz Jam at the Emporium, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • We Are Talking Now of a Summer Evening, Music and Reading, James Agee Park, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Jazz at Ijams, Art/Music/International Food, Ijams Nature Center, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $2
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Justin Kalk Orchestra, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars/Forth Wanderers/Mare Vita, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $10
  • Man Man, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Monday, June 22

  • CBID Board Meeting, 17 Market Square, 11:30 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Elijah Ocean (Folk/Rock) / B. Snipes (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Scruffy Cinepub: Apollo Badhair, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • The Good Graces/Wesley Cook, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, June 23

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery (Indie Folk) / Shawn Taylor (Singer-Songwriter), Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room City County Bldg, 7:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified, Comedy Improv, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Jazz on the Square with the Marble City Five, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Matt A. Foster, Barley’s, 10:00 PM