The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/26 – 7/5/2016)

Cheerleaders Practicing, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2016
Cheerleaders Practicing, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2016

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Sunday, June 26

Monday, June 27

  • CBID Board Meeting (and election), 17 Market Square, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Justine Trawick and Keelan Donovan/Lawson Garrett and The Love, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • On the Mic with Mike, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • QED Comedy Lab presents Mix Tape (comedy), Pilot Light, 8:00 PM
  • Ben Ricketts, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Blueprint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, June 28

Dance Party Outside Cocoa Moon Shuts Down Robed Preachers, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2016
Dance Party Outside Cocoa Moon Shuts Down Robed Preachers, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2016

Wednesday, June 29

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Tommy Robers/Muriel Anderson, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Tennessee Shines presents Robert Ellis, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM, $10
  • Daniel Ryan Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Scruffy Cinepub, Sci-Fi Classices, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • Wray/X-Gold/The Fem Doms, Pilot Light, 9:30 PM, $5
  • Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, June 30

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: My Brother’s Keeper/Kirk Fleta, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Six O’ Clock Swerve with Wayne Bledsoe presents Bark, Scruffy City Hall, 6:00 PM
  • Concerts on the Square presents Blue Line Blues, Market Square, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free
  • Summer Blockbuster Series! MAD MAX: Fury Road!, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Psychic Baos/The Cancelled/Criswell Collective, Pilot Light, 9:30 PM, $5
  • Culture Vulture/Pace House, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Front Country, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, July 1

Saturday, July 2

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Chris Long/Classic Q Band, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Jesus in the Park, World’s Fair Park Amphitheater, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Katy Free with Harold Nagge, Sugar Mama’s, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Lacy Caroline, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Nick Lutsko and the Puppet People/New Radio Dialect, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Bath Salt Zombies, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Nihilist Cheerleader, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $5
  • John Paul Keith, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM
Bearden High Acapella Choir, Market Square Stage, Knoxville, May 2016
Bearden High Acapella Choir, Market Square Stage, Knoxville, May 2016

Sunday, July 3

  • Jazz Brunch @ 5 Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Shifflett’s Jazz Benedict, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Live Jazz, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Jazz Jam at the Emporium, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Upstairs Underground Comedy Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 8:00 PM
  • Misty Mountain String Band, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Pilot Fireball Moonlit Classic 5K Run/Walk & Little Firecracker Mile, UT Campus, 8:00 PM
  • Aesop Rock/Rob Sonic/DJ Zone, The International, 9:00 PM, $18
  • Wizard Rifle, Pilot Light, 9:30 PM, $8
  • Flatland/Cumberland Station, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, July 4

  • Happy Indepence Day
  • Sons of the Revolution Celebration, James White Fort, 10:00 AM – Noon
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Jimmy and the Jawbones/LaMay and Reese, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Emily Campen, Wurlitzer Organ Concert and more, Tennessee Theatre, Noon, Free
  • Festival on the Fourth, World’s Fair Park, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill, View the Fireworks, Mabry-Hazen House, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • On the Mic with Mike, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM
  • KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert, World’s Fair Park, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Knoxville Fireworks Celebration, 9:35 PM
  • Brandon Harmon and the Halfway Hearts, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, July 5

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pinebox Boys/Haley Greene, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub Speakeasy, 7:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, City County Bldg Large Assembly Room, 7:00 PM
  • Jazz on the Square, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Pinebox Boys, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Rob Nance and the Lost Souls, Barley’s, 10:00 PM