The Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/25/2016 – 1/3/2017)

Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Krutch Park Extension, Knoxville, November 2016

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Sunday, December 25

  • Happy Christmas
  • Sam Quinn’s Christmas Debacle, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, December 26

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Sydni Stinnett/Jon Whitlock, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy presents, “The Year in Review,” AKA “Fuck You 2016,” Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Ga-Na-Si-Ta, Prservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • 90.3 WUTK’s The Mothership presents The Blueprint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, December 27

Christmas Trees Reflected in the Tennessee River, Knoxville, December 2015

Wednesday, December 28

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Cassidy Lynn/Adam Graybeal’s Hillbilly Soul, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • The Josh King Trio (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Scruffy Science Cinepub – 6000, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • New Radio Dialect, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, December 29

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Knox County Jug Stompers/Sam Hatmaker, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • 6 O’Clock Swerve with Wayne Bledsoe presents Mic Harrison, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 6:00 PM, $5
  • Comedian Billy Wayne Davis, The Central Collective, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM, $7
  • Freekbass, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Mark Shimick and Friends, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, December 30

Saturday, December 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Kim Smith and David Boettcher/Cassidy Diana, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • New Years Eve Party, Old City Wine Bar, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM, $50/$75
  • Prohibition New Years Eve – 2016, Sapphire, 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM, $20 – $199
  • Boy’s Night Out, Crown Plaza, 7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • New Power Soul – Prince Tribute/Gillian, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • New Year’s Eve at the International, Multiple Stages, 8:00 PM, $10 – $500
  • New Year’s Eve with The Black Lillies and Special Guest Alanna Royale, The Mill and Mine, 9:00 PM – 12:30 AM, $30/$50
  • Gran Torino, Bijou, 9:00 PM, $37
  • Bethany Hankins and the Swing (jazz), Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • Just Say Maybe/Step Sisters, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Piper Jones Band, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 10:00 PM
  • Jake Smith’s Cripple Creek Mariners, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • New Year’s on the Square, 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM – Ball Drop at Midnight
  • Teen Spirit – 90’s Tribute Band, Scruffy City Hall, 11:30 PM
  • The JoJax, Preservation Pub, 11:50 PM
Knoxville in the Rain, December 2015

Sunday, January 1

  • Calhoun’s New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk, Neyland Drive, 9:00 AM
  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, Upcoming Events Paired with Music, Hosted by JJ Pershing (Knoxville Urban Guy returns 1/8/17)
  • Jazz Brunch, Five Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Pretentious Foodie Hangover Brunch feat. Tootsie Truck, Pretentious Beer Company, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $45
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 8:00 PM

Monday, January 2

Tuesday, January 3

  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Paul Lee Kupfer, Barley’s, 10:00 PM