Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/20 – 8/29/2017)

Old City Java, 109 S. Central Street, Knoxville, September 2015
Andrew Johnson Building, 912 South Gay Street, Knoxville, July 2017

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Sunday, August 20

Monday, August 21

Tuesday, August 22

Tennessee Theatre Blade Sign Re-lighting, Gay Street, Knoxville, August 2016

Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, August 24

  • Special Events Community Meeting, Civic Coliseum Ballroom, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Randy Moore / Evan Taylor Jones, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • WDVX’s Listener Appreciation Day and Six O’Clock Swerve featuring Three Star Revival, Barley’s, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Pride Center Open House, UTK Pride Center, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Legacy Parks Night at Balter Beerworks featuring REI, Balter Beerworks, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Tamale-Making 101 with Good Golly Tamale, The Hive, 6:00 PM, SOLD OUT!  
  • Top Hat Recording Studio presents “T for Texas, T for Tennessee”: Forrest Jourdan and the Barstool Romeos / White Gregg with The Rocky Four, Pilot Light, 7:00 PM / 9:30 PM, $5 / $5
  • Greg Tardy, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Evan Taylor Jones, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Three Star Revival, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Friday, August 25

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Elena Lacayo / Darrell Webb Band, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • 6th Annual Knoxville Tattoo Convention, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $20 – $35
  • “Pride and Prejudice,” Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 7:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • God of Carnage, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 8:00 PM, $15
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Tennessee Theatre, 7:00 PM, $7 – $9
  • Barrett Baber, The Concourse at The International, 8:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Knoxville Theatre Slam, Modern Studio, 8:00 PM , $5
  • WOZO Back 2 School Jam Session, Birdhouse Knoxville, 8:00 PM – Midnight, $5
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • The Burnin’ Hermans, Barley’s, 10:00 PM, $5
  • The Coveralls, Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • The Orange Constant with Hank & the Cupcakes, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Downtown Boys with Wife Pile and Grave Mentality, Pilot Light, 10:00 PM, $10
  • 9th Street Stompers, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 10:00 PM, Free

Saturday, August 26

Old City Java, 109 S. Central Street, Knoxville, September 2015

Sunday, August 27

Monday, August 28

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Of Sea and Stone / Joshua P Fialkoff, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Urban Pioneers, Parlor at Maple Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friendlytown Comedy Show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, Free
  • WUTK The Mothership Presents The Blueprint, Barley’s, 10:00 PM

Tuesday, August 29

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Joseph Huber / Matt Wheeler, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-off Celebration, The Standard, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Free
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Last 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
  • Sextile, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $6
  • Michael Sanzo- Solo–Of the Dawn Drapes, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Joseph Huber & the Lost Dog Street Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM