Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/5 – 5/14/2019)

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, Knoxville, April 2019
Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, Knoxville, April 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.

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Sunday, May 5


Monday, May 6


Tuesday, May 7

Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, Knoxville, April 2019

Wednesday, May 8


Thursday, May 9

Friday, May 10

  • 2019 TN Bike Walk Summit, UT Conference Center, 7:15 AM – 5:30 PM, FREE – $135
  • Capitol Connections, Knoxville Chamber, Historic Market Square, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, FREE!
  • WDVX Big Plate Special, Barley’s Taproom, Noon, FREE!
  • WordStream: Mary’s Wedding / Jayne Morgan, The Weekly Writer’s Voice, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Second Friday Art Reception: EXIT -> Exist, The Central Collective, 6:00 PM
  • Battle of the Bands: Alliance for Creative Excellence, The Mill & Mine, 6:00 PM, $ 13 – $17
  • Mother’s Day Cookie Class, Blue Slip Winery & Bistro, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, $35
  • Art Show and Sale with collaborative art by Jason Oaks and Brian Pittman, Temple-Pittman House, 623 W. Hill Street, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • K-Town at Calhoun’s on the River, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Outlaw Ritual at CFS, Central Filling Station, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, FREE!
  • Little Women, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 7:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Kick-off to Summer, Knoxville Museum of Art, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, $125
  • Knoxville Concert Series with Jordan Munson, Relix Variety Theatre, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Kris Bentley, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Shakespeare on the Hill: Romeo and Juliet presented by SeventyThirty Creatives, Mabry-Hazen House, 7:30 PM, $15
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot, Clarence Brown Theatre, 7:30 PM, FREE – $45
  • Fridays with Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet House Band, Elkmont Exchange, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Jay Eric Trio, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, 8:00 PM
  • Preacher Johnson, Bijou Theatre, 8:00 PM / 10:30 PM, SOLD OUT! / $22 – $32
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Corner Lounge Knoxville, 8:00 PM
  • Tom Johnson, Bistro at the Bijou, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Live Music with Brent Hyder, Pour Taproom, 9:00 PM – Midnight
  • Eskimo Brothers / The Freeway Revival, Preservation Pub, 9:00 PM – 11:15 PM / 11:45 PM
  • Stratus at The Concourse, 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM, $15 – $20
  • Skank Banger – Andy Woods 80s Hair Tribute Band at Scruffy City Hall, 10:00 PM
  • Caution, Barley’s Taproom, 10:00 PM, $5
  • Wendell Werner and the Strange Relationship, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 10:00 PM, FREE!


Saturday, May 11

Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, April 2019

Sunday, May 12


Monday, May 13


Tuesday, May 14