Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (10/1 – 10/10/2017)

Beardsley Farm Long Table Dinner, Central Street in the Old City, Knoxville, September 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, October 1


Monday, October 2

  • Drop-in Figure Drawing Workshop, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10 per session
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special:  Catherine The Great / The Kudzu Missionaries, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Dr. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson and special guest, soprano Carrie Niceley, Tennessee Theatre, Noon
  • Eat, Drink, Activate! Progressive Social, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • WIL Presents Michael Shou-Yung Shum and Jesse Goolsby, Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friendlytown Needs a Brewery! / Saint Pé, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM / 9:00 PM, $5
  • Pat Byrne, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, October 3

Beardsley Farm Long Table Dinner, Central Street in the Old City, Knoxville, September 2017

Wednesday, October 4


Thursday, October 5


Friday, October 6


Saturday, October 7

Beardsley Farm Long Table Dinner, Central Street in the Old City, Knoxville, September 2017

Sunday, October 8


Monday, October 9


Tuesday, October 10

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Heidi Raye / The Meadows Brothers, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Matt Nelson, Garrit Tillman and Jake Edward Smith / Bob Log III with Big Bad Oven, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $10
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sharyn McCrumb Lecture & Book Signing for The Unquiet Grave, East Tennessee History Center, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Check out Chekhov: celebrating the short stories, Lawson McGhee Library meeting room, 6:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Halestorm, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 7:30 PM, $32 – $48
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Run the Jewels with Denzel Curry, Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $35 – $40
  • The New Respects / Relentless Blues Band, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 11:00 PM
  • Dirk Quinn Band, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


  1. hey Alan… that Bark show is at 9pm. thanks for including us!

  2. Thanks SO MUCH for posting about the LGBT health care conference, Alan! Full disclosure: I am organizing it, so I am incredibly biased. One caveat- it is a FREE event to the public, and only costs if you are a psychologist seeing CE credits. But we want everyone who wants to attend to be able to. We just ask that attendees register so we have enough food and drink. Coffee, lunch, and snacks will be provided throughout the day, so it promises to to be a fulfilling day on all counts 🙂

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