Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (4/30 – 5/9/2017)

Humming House, Dogwood Arts Festival, April 2017
Humming House, Dogwood Arts Festival, April 2017

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Sunday, April 30

Monday, May 1

Tuesday, May 2

Daje Morris, Dogwood Arts Festival, April 2017

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

Saturday, May 6

Humming House, Dogwood Arts Festival, April 2017

Sunday, May 7

Monday, May 8

Tuesday, May 9

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anthony Wayne, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • “How Did I Get Here? A Life in Art,” Cocktails & Conversation with Artist Andrew Saftel, 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
  • SoKno Taco Trash Run, SoKno Taco Cantina, 3701 Sevierville Pike, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Improvised music by: Matt Nelson, Garrit Tillman, Jake Edward Smith / King Of Herrings with Piper Harrow and Forced Into Femininity, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $5
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • FOZZY / Kyng / Sons of Texas, The Concourse at the International, 7:00 PM, $15 – $20
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic / Truett & Cortez Garcia, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 9:30 / 9:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Cards Against HumaniTuesday, Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Spoon with Tennis, Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $25 – $30
  • Jazz Tuesdays with Keith Brown Quartet Featuring Greg Tardy, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • The Parlor Series with Matt Monta, Maple Hall, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Jimmy & the Jawbones, Barley’s, 10:00 PM