Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (10/15 – 10/24/2017)

Sculpture in Country Music Park, Knoxville, October 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 15


Monday, October 16

  • Drop-in Figure Drawing Workshop, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10 per session
  • Central Business Improvement District (CBID), Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • KFD Memorial Service for Fallen Firefighters, KFD’s Headquarters Fire Station in downtown Knoxville, 11:30 AM – Noon
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Charlie Parr / Katie Hargrove, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • Monumental Issues: Thinking about Monuments in Public Spaces, presented by Dr. Ellen K. Daugherty, Professor of Art History, Memphis, East Tennessee History Center, Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Friendlytown Needs to Clear Out Its Storage Unit (with 3 special guests from Mobile), Pilot Light, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Ajeva & John Ford, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM, $3
  • The Rad Trads, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, October 17

Guitarist on Market Square, Knoxville, October 2017

Wednesday, October 18


Thursday, October 19


Friday, October 20


Saturday, October 21

Urban Boy Dancing to the Soundcheck for the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Market Square, Knoxville, October 2017

Sunday, October 22


Monday, October 23

  • Drop-in Figure Drawing Workshop, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10 per session
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Roxi Copland / Honey Magpie, Visitor Center, Noon, Free
  • SEWING 101 with Modern Seamstress, Modern Studio, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $150.00
  • Writers in the Library Presents Stanley Plumly, Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • HearthScares Tour, Starts at James White Fort, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $6 – $10
  • Friendlytown comedy show / Nest Egg with Smoke Below and Caps, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM / 9:00 PM, Free / $5
  • NoKno Cinematheque Presents: “Session 9,” Central Collective, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Free
  • Dave Webb’s Burning Bush / MEOB & Groundhog, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM / 10:00 PM
  • The Hooten Hallers, Barley’s, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, October 24

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