Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/12 – 8/21/2018)

Rooftop Bar, Hyatt Place, 530 South Gay Street, Knoxville, August 2018
View from the Rooftop Bar, Hyatt Place, 530 South Gay Street, Knoxville, August 2018

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Sunday, August 12


Monday, August 13

Tuesday, August 14

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Nightingale Rodeo / Aly Cutter, Visitor Center,  Noon, FREE!
  • Frontline 3: Understanding Community Resources, Compassion Coalition, Regas Building, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, FREE – $50
  • Lunchables / Beer Pairing, Sugar Mama’s, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Wedding Open House, Historic Southern Railway Station, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • ACW Bowling Social, Maple Hall, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Please RSVP
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Improvised Music by Matt Nelson, Jorge Variego, and Hunter Deacon / Hothead with Ultra Beauty and A Certain Zone, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM / 9:00 PM, FREE! / $5
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Sandals Spotlight Event, Relix, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, FREE! But please RSVP
  • Claiming your Power and Love By Healing Your Chakras, Hosted by Roving Band of Healers, 428 E Scott Ave, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $30 per class
  • Old City Buskers, The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Beatles vs Elvis: A Musical Showdown, Bijou Theatre, 7:30 PM, $27 – $47
  • Concerts on the Square: Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet, Historic Market Square, Bill Lyons Pavilion, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE!
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Climbing for Beers, Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • David Feder: Bohemian Flamenco at Holler Performing Arts Center, 8:00 PM, $15
  • The Josephines, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tako (grilled octopus) and Mushroom Tacos, , Tako Taco, 235 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville, August 2018

Wednesday, August 15

  • Classic Thunderbird Club International Convention, Knoxville Convention Center, 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Preschool Art & Storytime, The Basement Community Art Studio, 11:00 PM – Noon, $15
  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, Historic Market Square, Market Street, Union Avenue, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Trae Sheehan / High Lonesome Senate, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Downtown Design Review Board, Small Assembly Room, City County Building, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • The Southern Writers Book Group will discuss The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM
  • Back to School Social Hosted by UTK Graduate Student Senate, Barley’s Taproom, 6:00 PM, RSVP
  • Karen E. Reynolds Hosts Women In Music, Vienna Coffee at the Regas Building, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Kris Lager Band La Bamba Seafood, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Anna Helms Group, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tennessee Shines Presents Bill & The Belles, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10

Thursday, August 16

Friday, August 17


Saturday, August 18

Rooftop Bar, Hyatt Place, 530 South Gay Street, Knoxville, August 2018

Sunday, August 19


Monday, August 20

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Benjamin Donaldson / Elk Walking, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Open Studio Art Sessions, The Basement Community Art Studio, Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM / Saturday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, $10 – $20 per session (through August 31)
  • Beer for a Cause: H.A.L.T: Humans and Animals Learning Together, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Local Brewery and Farm Dinner, Sunspot, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, $75
  • Introduction to Argentine Tango, The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, FREE! but donations welcome
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown’s 2-Year Anniversary Show!, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Summer Concert Series featuring Will Carter with Travis Bigwood, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE admission!
  • Monday Open Jam and Karaoke (Sing / Play / Pics with Full the Band), Bar Marley, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM


Tuesday, August 21