Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/2 – 9/11/2018)

Indian Henna, Asian Festival, Knoxville, August 2018
Indian Henna, Asian Festival, Knoxville, August 2018

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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
Japanese Tea Ceremony, Asian Festival, Knoxville, August 2018

Tuesday, September 4


Wednesday, September 5

  • Market Square Farmers’ Market, Historic Market Square, Market Street, Union Avenue, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Justin Crider and The Usual Suspects / Jodi Harbin and Tracy Lynn, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Chapman Highway Community Workshop, Hosted by City of Knoxville – Office of Neighborhoods, South Doyle Middle School, 3900 Decatur Rd, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Beginner Yoga Hosted by Florals and Flows @ Suttree Landing Park, 5:45 PM -6:45 PM, FREE!
  • Spoken Word with Host Bill Alexander, The Appalachian Hippie Poet, Vienna Coffee at the Regas Building 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Monthly Meeting, Knox Hemp Council, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Anna Helms Quartet, Bistro at the Bijou, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tennessee Shines Presents Kevin Gordon Trio, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10
  • Candide, Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, $20 – $50
  • Knox Comedy Night, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Empath with Caps, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $6
  • Megan Jean & The KFB, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Thursday, September 6

Friday, September 7


Saturday, September 8

Matauriza Taiko, Asian Festival, Knoxville, August 2018

Sunday, September 9


Monday, September 10


Tuesday, September 11