Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (1/20 – 1/29/2018)

Parking Lot at the Corner of Summit Hill and South Gay Street, Knoxville, January 2019
Parking Lot at the Corner of Summit Hill and South Gay Street, Knoxville, January 2019

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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New: Want to get more eyes on your event in the 10 Day Planner? For $50 your listing can be in bold-face type (see how you noticed this?). Plus, you can add up to three sentences describing the event! Email to Knoxvilleurbanguy@gmail. Include Bold Calendar Listing in your subject line.

Sunday, January 20


Monday, January 21

  • S Central St reopens, State St closes for additions to the State Street Garage, through June
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Cecil Allen Moore, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • ALA welcome back happy hour! Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show! Friendlytown Deposes Mayor Tyler! / Tongue Depressor + Trevor Saint with Matt Nelson & Adam Lion, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM / 9:30 PM, FREE! / $5
  • WUTK’s Y’allturnative presents Matt A Foster, Barley’s Taproom, 9:00 PM
  • Terrapin Quartet LIVE At Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, January 22

Airplane Filling Station with Knox Heritage

Wednesday, January 23

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Chris Morel / Juliet Dinallo, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Books Sandwiched In, East Tennessee History Center, Noon
  • Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill, Tennessee Theatre, 7:00 PM, $40 – $150
  • Spoken Word Series: Rudy Francisco, Student Union Ballroom C, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Wine & Cheese Party at the Old City Wine Bar, Old City Wine Bar, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tennessee Shines Presents Carolina Story, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, $7 – $10
  • Open Door Comedy, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, FREE!
  • The Terrapin Quartet, Bistro at the Bijou, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Space Jesus: Temple of Noom Tour, The Mill & Mine, 8:00 PM, $20 – $23
  • Michael & Juliet Dinallo / Last Chance Riders, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM / 11:45 PM


Thursday, January 24

Friday, January 25


Saturday, January 26

Firehall Apartments, 110 East Fourth Avenue, Knoxville, January 2019

Sunday, January 27

  • Stage One Knoxville Dance Regionals, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Knoxcentric: Sculptor John Malcolm McRae, WUTK (90.3), 10:00 AM
  • Jazz Brunch, Chesapeake’s, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Jazz Brunch, Downtown Grill and Brewery, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • #Ginuary ~ Distilling Class & Happy Hour, Hosted by Stanton Webster, Postmodern Spirits, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Winnie The Pooh, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 3:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Chamber Singers, Hosted by University of Tennessee School of Music, at Scottish Rite Memorial Service 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Pro Skills Camp, Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Unity Ride 2017 Film Showing, 2018 Film Preview, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • The Brokefellers, Barley’s Taproom, 8:00 PM
  • Mdou Moctar, The Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $10
  • John Tyler & The Chase, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Monday, January 28


Tuesday, January 29