Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (10/7 – 10/15/2018)

Open Streets, Broadway, Knoxville, September 2018

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 7


Monday, October 8


Tuesday, October 9

  • TRPA Conference, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • WordPress Websites 101, UT Conference Center, 9:00 AM – Noon, $139
  • Developing a Major Gifts Program with Jerry Askew, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Regas Building, 9:00 AM – Noon, $25 – $225
  • BeDazzled! Art Market Gallery, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (through October 14)
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Ample Angst / Greg Horne and Tenzin Chopak, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • DockDogs® 2018 World Championship, Knoxville Convention Center, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $7.33 – $23.16 (through October 13)
  • Improvised Music by Matt Nelson, Pilot Light, 6:00 PM, FREE!
  • Drop The Mic 2018: Benefiting Humane Society of the TN Valley, KS Absher Marketing & Events, 116 S Gay St, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $25
  • City Council Meeting, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Wine Tastings In the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $10
  • Treasury Wine Dinner at Oliver Royale, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, $127
  • Foreign & Indie Film Series: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Hodges Library, UTK, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Starving the Beast, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Father John Misty with King Tuff, The Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $32 – $35
  • Bahamas, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM, $19.50
  • 3 Down, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM
  • The Head, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM

Paysan, 804 Tyson Street, Knoxville, September 2018

Wednesday, October 10


Thursday, October 11

  • TRPA Conference, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • 90th Birthday Luncheon, Tennessee Theatre, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Chris Burch / Gibson Brothers, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • YP Community Solutions: Battling the Drug Epidemic, The Regas Building, Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Metropolitan Planning Commission, Main Assembly Room, City County Building, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Photographers Social + Networking Hour, Barley’s Taproom, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Firefighter Experience, Historic Market Square, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Pilates, Blue Slip Winery & Bistro, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM, $5
  • Author Graham Hoppe and Dr. Lynn Sacco will discuss Hoppe’s book, Gone Dollywood: Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream, Union Avenue Books, 6:00 PM
  • WDVX’s Six O’Clock Swerve Presents Daje Morris, Barley’s Taproom, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • China at the Knoxville World’s Fair, East Tennessee History Center, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • A History of Rock ‘N Roll with Sean McCollough, Lawson McGhee Knox County Public Library, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fountain City Ramblers – Live at Clancy’s! 7:00 PM
  • National Coming Out Day Concert Hosted by Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley St, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Moxie Matters, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 7:00 PM, $38 – $105
  • Second Thursday Scottish Jam Session, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Alias Grace, Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre, UTK, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT!
  • Scott Swanberg, Bistro at the Bijou, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Becky Shaw, Clarence Brown Theatre Lab Theatre, 8:00 PM, $5 – $20
  • Ethan Palmer Hosts Electric Pheasant Poetry, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM
  • Filmnacht: Solo, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Comedy! Friendlytown presents: Stewart Huff and Mat Alano-Martin, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • TAUK: Outbreak Tour with Funk You, The Concourse, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, $15
  • Vanessa Peters / Brody Buster, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM / 11:00 PM
  • Thomas Cassell Band, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM

Friday, October 12


Saturday, October 13

(Photo From Brewer’s Jam FB Page)

Sunday, October 14


Monday, October 15


Tuesday, October 16


  1. Peter Scheffler says

    Another event!
    The Technical Society of Knoxville will meet on October 15, 2918 at the Crowne Plaza at 11:55. In conjunction with the ongoing Metropolitan Planning Commission review and update of the city of Knoxville zoning ordinance, adoption of the 2018 editions of the International Code Council construction codes has also been proposed. Gerald Green MPC Executive Director will speak to the Technical Society of Knoxville about this adoption
    Visitors are welcome.
    Historically, the adopted codes have been amended to reflect earlier editions to minimize construction process changes. This adoption will be somewhat different in that it is proposed to adopt the 2018 code editions with minimal amendments. Plans Review and Inspections Staff have been reviewing the 2018 codes the past six months.
    For more information, go to

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