Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (7/23 – 8/1/2017)

Knoxville Skyline, July 2017
Knoxville Skyline, July 2017

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go to every time – if you invite me before I write the post.

If you see an event I’ve missed and you’d like to plug, please comment below. I am no longer able to add to the list events about which I was not informed in advance – it’s just gotten too big, and that’s a good thing. Staying true to the scope of the blog, I’ll only list downtown or near-downtown events. Any number of venues outside of downtown have some great events, but I have to draw a line somewhere. If you want to add those in a comment, that’s fine. Please “Friend” me (Alan Sims) on Facebook and invite me to your events. Look over to the right of this post and not only “friend” me, but “like” Inside of Knoxville. Subscribe (also to the right) to make sure you catch all the posts.

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Sunday, July 23

Monday, July 24

Tuesday, July 25

Courtyard and Residence Inn Construction Site, Church and State, Knoxville, July 2017

Wednesday, July 26

  • Market Square Farmer’s Market, Market Square, Market Street, Union Ave , 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Blond Bones / Hayley Fahey, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Books Sandwiched IN: Jackie Clay and Ronni Chandler discuss “Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms,” East Tennessee History Center, Noon – 1:00 PM, Free
  • Zoning and Why You Should Care w/ MPC Staff, Saw Works Brewing Company, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Free
  • Casey Green Trio, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tennessee Shines presents Bombadil, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10
  • NoKno Cinematheque Presents: “The Straight Story,” Central Collective, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Free
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Blood Club, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Liver Down the River, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Thursday, July 27

Friday, July 28

Saturday, July 29

Night View of the L&N Station AKA STEM School, Knoxville, July 2017

Sunday, July 30

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville: Tru Kids of the Tru Dog Network, with Tinah Utsman, 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
  • Layover Sunday Brunch, The Concourse at the International, Noon, Free
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • The Amazing Barry hosts Irresponsible Behavior, benefiting the National Foundation for Transplants in Honor of Chris Kelley, Modern Studio, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, $10 – $15
  • Scruffy City Film Festival, Scruffy City Hall, 2:00 PMM
  • “Gone with the Wind,” Tennessee Theatre, 2:00 PM  $7 – $9
  • Good Sport Night, Central Collective, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, $40
  • Shakespeare on the Square presents “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” Market Square, 7:00 PM, Free – $15
  • Last Sunday Record Club: Vinyl Appreciation Night / Floral Print with Moccasin Cowboy and Truth Club, Pilot Light, 7 PM – 9 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $5
  • An Evening with Anthony Hamilton, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 7:30 PM, $48 – $131
  • The Brockefellers, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • “Julius Caesar” hosted by David Ratliff, University of Tennessee Campus, 8:00 PM, Free
  • Brandijo Kistler / Charles Walker Band, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 10:00 PM

Monday, July 31

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Trevor Clark Trio, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show / Jeff Zagers with Meinschaft and 1mitator, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $6
  • Zomboy: Rott n’ Roll Tour, Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $15 – $20
  • Crunk Witch & Pleasures, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • WUTK The Mothership presents The BluePrint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 1

  • Back The Blue, Knoxville Police Department, 800 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Jason Moore, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • ScruffEblast Blast-Off Party, 1:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Scruffy City Hall
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Lawsuits, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Colquitt Super Jam Realm & Jason Moore, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM
  • 9th Street Stompers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM