Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (12/31/17 – 1/9/2018)

New Year’s Eve, Market Square, Knoxville, 2015

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, December 31


Monday, January 1


Tuesday, January 2

  • Holiday Break Time Out, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, FREE admission for those under age 17 (through January 6)
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: John R Miller & Chloe Edmonstone, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • FREE Ice Skating Lessons with Cool Sports, Knoxville’s Holidays On Ice, Market Square, Noon (through January 5)
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Taco Tuesday: Knoxville Ice Bears vs Birmingham Bulls, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 7:35 PM, $17 – $35
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • John R Miller and the Engine Lights, Barley’s, 10:00 PM
New Year’s Eve, Market Square, Knoxville, 2015

Wednesday, January 3

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Anna Helms Quartet, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE
  • Larry Vincent Plays Larry Vincent, Square Room, Noon, $15
  • Holiday Walk In Open Studio Sessions, The Basement Community Art Studio, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, $10
  • Live Jazz, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Comedy Night at Scruffy, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • White Gregg with Day & Age and Truth Club, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Brackish Water Jamboree, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Thursday, January 4


Friday, January 5


Saturday, January 6

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on Market Square, Knoxville, January 2017

Sunday, January 7

  • Lady Vols Dads & Daughters, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 9:00 AM, $20
  • Knoxcentric: Powered by Inside of Knoxville: TBA, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Five Bar, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Knoxville Pink Bride Wedding Show, Knoxville Convention Center, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $12 – $15
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch with Jake’s Jazz Hollandaise, Bistro at the Bijou, Noon – 2:00 PM
  • Adults: Vision Board Workshop, The Basement Community Art Studio, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • “Moon Over Buffalo,” Theatre Central Downtown, 3:00 PM, $15
  • Fit’Aversary Celebration, Hosted by C3 Health & Fitness, Fitness Studio 111, 111 N Central St, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, $5
  • Ya Halls Nights January: Greece, Mirage Knoxville, 6:00 PM
  • Pale Root, Barley’s, 8:00 PM
  • Ordinary Madmen & Wooly Mamas, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Monday, January 8


Tuesday, January 9