Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/13 – 8/22/2017)

Market Square, Knoxville, August 2017

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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, August 13

Monday, August 14

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Switchback / Megan Golden, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show / Height, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $5
  • Something Like Seduction, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Leopold & His Fiction, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 15

  • Body-Positive Workout w/ MOXIE, Modern Studio, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (through August 18), $5 – $25
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Matt Minchew & Heavy Water / Rachel Solomon, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Gypsy Circus Ciders Tap Takeover, Pour Taproom, 207 W Jackson Ave, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Adeem the Artist, The Parlor at Maple Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:00 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
  • New Pornographers with Ought, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $28
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Best Behavior with Gag Me and The Nervous Rex, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Ben Stalets / Community Center, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 10:00 PM
  • Deadbeat Scoundrels, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Krutch Park, Knoxville, August 2017

Wednesday, August 16

Thursday, August 17

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Andrea Colburn and Mud Moseley / Greg Garing, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Ribbon-cutting for the new Cumberland Avenue, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Courtyard, 17th St and Cumberland Ave, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Food Truck Park & Market, Historic Southern Railway Station, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free
  • PechaKucha Night Knoxville Volume 24, Mill & Mine, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • WDVX’s Six O’Clock Swerve featuring Kevin Abernathy Band, Barley’s, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Top Hat Recording Studio presents “T for Texas, T for Tennessee”: Michael Fracasso & Greg Horne, Pilot Light, 7:00 PM, $5
  • Jeanine Fuller, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Justin Little hosts Jamprovisations, Scruffy City Hall, 9:00 PM
  • All the Locals, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Seth Walker, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, August 18

Saturday, August 19

Market Square, Knoxville, August 2017

Sunday, August 20

  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville: Ellen Zaviska, Principal Transportation Planner with the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization discusses cycling, crash data and more, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Five Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Layover Sunday Brunch, The Concourse at the International, Noon, Free
  • 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
  • Star Of Knoxville Dinner Cruise with Arab American Club of Knoxville, 300 Neyland Dr Knoxville, 1:00 PM, $20 – $40
  • “Andrew Jackson, Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears” Lecture & Exhibit, East Tennessee History Center, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • “Pride and Prejudice,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Danimal Planet – Umphrey’s Pre-Party / Sweet Leaf, Preservation Pub, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM / 10:00 PM
  • “Julius Caesar” hosted by David Ratliff, Modern Studio, 7:15 PM, $10
  • Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • David Greenberger and Prime Lens, Pilot Light, 8:00 PM, $10
  • KCD Movie Night at A1LabArts: Dorthea Lange, A1LabArts, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $6
  • Umphrey’s McGhee, Tennessee Theatre, 8:30 PM, $32.50
  • Mister F, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • “Julius Caesar” hosted by David Ratliff, University of Tennessee Campus, 10:30 PM, SOLD OUT!

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22

  • HealthCare 21 hosts “A Day to Focus on Oncology” featuring various events, Knoxville Museum of Art, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Donna Frost / Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Matt Nelson, Garrit Tillman and Jake Edward Smith, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM, Free
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • NoKno Cinematheque Presents: Three O’Clock High, Central Collective, 8:00 PM, Free
  • 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 – 10:o0 PM
  • Jenny Parott & The Singing Butcher, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM
  • Brackish Water Jamboree, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

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