Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (4/23 – 5/2/2017)

Living Garden, Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair, Knoxville, April 2014
Home in Fourth and Gill Neighborhood, Knoxville, April 2013

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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
  • 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

Dogwood Arts on Market Square, Knoxville, Spring 2015

Wednesday, April 26

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Mike Wheeler / Circus Number 9, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Mill & Mine Makers Dinner, Mill & Mine, 6:30 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Tennessee Shines presents Underhill Rose, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10
  • Evan Burnett Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Mad Doctors with Big Bad Oven and Wifepile, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Around the World in 80 Days,” Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, $15 – $26
  • Dawes, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $29
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy / Scruffy Science Cinepub 6000, Scruffy City Hall, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM / 10: 00 PM – Midnight
  • Fort Defiance & The Copper Children, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 27

Friday, April 28

Saturday, April 29

Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair, Knoxville, April 2014

Sunday, April 30

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2