Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/11 – 6/20/2017)

Community Bike Ride
Concerts on the Square

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Sunday, June 11

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville, 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
  • Second Sunday Art Activity Day, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Second Sunday Docent Tour, KMA, 2:00 PM / 3:00 PM, English / Spanish
  • “Sleeping Beauty,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Bark and the Dan Montgomery Band, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Preds on the Square, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Free
  • USMNT Vs. Mexico, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 8:30 PM
  • The Groove Orient, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Monday, June 12

Tuesday, June 13

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: David Starr / Reverend Freakchild, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Ride With Elected Officials, Public House (startpoint), 212 Old Magnolia Ave NW, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Intro to 3D Printing, Knox Makers, Brady St, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic / Leisure Chief, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM /10:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Jazz on the Square featuring the Marble City 5, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Peter Brotzmann and Heather Leigh, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $15
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • The Paper Crowns, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
  • VEDA Paint Mania, Bar Marley, 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Cruze Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 14

Thursday, June 15

Friday, June 16

Saturday, June 17

Community Bike Ride

Sunday, June 18

Monday, June 19

  • Summer Art Academy, Various Classes, Knoxville Museum Art, M – F, 9:00 AM – Noon, $85 – $100 per class
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pat Beasley Band / The Blue Eyed Bettys, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Central Business Improvement District (CBID), Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • Will Carter, The Parlor at Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Blue Eyed Bettys, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Rye Baby, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, June 20

  • Makarios Community School 2017 Summer Camp, 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive, Tue, Wed, & Thu, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, through Aug 3, $850
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Pine Box Boys / Parker McKay, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Singer/Songwriter Open Mic / Pine Box Boys & Eric Davis, Preservation Pub, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM / 9:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Old 97’s, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $22
  • Jazz Tuesdays with Marble City 5, Market Square, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Aaron Burdett Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM