Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/26 – 9/4/2018)

Mayor Aoyama of Muroran City, Japan, Entertaining with Jazz Band at Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, August 2018
Mayor Aoyama of Muroran City, Japan, Entertaining with Jazz Band at Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, August 2018

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Sunday, August 26


Monday, August 27

Rappelling off the First Century Building, Market Street, Knoxville, August 2018

Tuesday, August 28


Wednesday, August 29


Thursday, August 30

Friday, August 31


Saturday, September 1

Trombone Busking, Market Square, Knoxville, August 2018

Sunday, September 2


Monday, September 3

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Gabriella Rose / HillBilly J.E.D., Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Dr. Bill Snyder, Freddie Brabson and special guest multi-generational klezmer band, Dor L’Dor, Tennessee Theatre, Noon, FREE!
  • Metropolitan Planning Commission, Main Assembly Room, City County, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Alliance of Beers: The Great Migration to South Knox, Alliance Brewing Co., 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Summer Concert Series featuring Will Carter with Catie Offerman, 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
  • Jon Dee Graham & Ben de la Cour, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM
  • The Underhill Family Orchestra & Young Valley, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, September 4

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Joe Goodkin / The Underhill Family Orchestra, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Sights of Power Lecture Series, Lindsey Stewart, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Junkyard Jazz & Blues Jam, Vol. 1, Architectural Antics, 820 N Broadway, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Candide, Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, $10 – $50
  • 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
  • Will Stewart with William Matheny, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Opposite Box & EGi, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
  • Greg Farley, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM