Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (4/16 – 4/25/2017)

Midnight Merry-Go-Round 90's Edition, Teen Spirit and Guests, Rhythm n Blooms, Knoxville, April 2017
Urban Bar, Knoxville, April 2017

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Sunday, April 16

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, Previously Broadcast Episode, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Five Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Shifflet’s Jazz Benedict, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • “The Miracle Worker,” Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM, $12
  • “Top Girls,” Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, 2:00 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Natty’s Common Roots, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, April 17

  • Drop-In Figure Drawing, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special:  Tom Savage / The Adam Lopez Trio, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Central Business Improvement District Meeting, Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, 7:30 PM, Free / $8
  • DJ Earl Grae and Friends / Sinister Sessions, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • Monday Blues Jam, Bar Marley, 9:00 PM – Midnight
  • The Brother Burn Mountain, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • TV Mike & The Scarecrowes, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, April 18

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: La Terza Classe / TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Volunteer Reception, Knoxville Museum of Art, 5:30 PM
  • 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
  • Lady Parts- TBA!, DreamBikes, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Steel Panther, The Concourse at The International, 8:00 PM, $22 – $45
  • Cards Against HumaniTuesday, Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Time with Coffinwomb, God’s Buffet, and Criswell Collective, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $5
  • La Terza Classe, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Lost Fiddle String Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
Benny Smith, Rhythm n Blooms, Knoxville, April 2017

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22

Silent Disco, Rhythm n Blooms, Knoxville, April 2017

Sunday, April 23

Monday, April 24

Tuesday, April 25

  • Acrylic & Mixed Media Workshop, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM, $150 – $175
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pi Jacobs / Mike Wootan and Montana Swing Duo, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • City of Hope Celebration 2017, Marriott – Downtown Knoxville, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $60 – $600
  • 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
  • Public Cinema, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bijou Theatre, 7:30 PM, $25 – $40
  • Surfer Blood with Boytoy, The Concourse at the International, 8:00 PM, $12 – $15
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • The Stash! Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • Seepeoples, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM