Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (6/2 – 6/11/2019)

Larry Fabian Vincent, Scott and Amy Simmerman, David Slack and Keith R Brown, Jazz on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2019
Larry Fabian Vincent, Scott and Amy Simmerman, David Slack and Keith R Brown, Jazz on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2019

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Sunday, June 2


Monday, June 3

  • Theater in the Garden, UT Gardens Knoxville, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (daily through June 7), $175
  • 2019 Summer Art Academy, Various Classes, Knoxville Museum of Art, 9:00 AM – Noon (daily through June 7), $100 – $115
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Professor and The Bull / Taylor Alexander, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Mighty Musical Monday with Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances by Freddie Brabson and special guest, Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Tennessee Theatre, Noon, FREE!
  • Emerging Writers Workshop, Lawson McGhee Knox County Public Library, 4:00 PM
  • Vegetable Cookery Pop-Up Cooking Class, The Central Collective, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $54
  • Jack Rudy Takeover, Central Depot, 7:00 PM
  • FREE Pool Tournament every Monday, Barley’s Taproom, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Randy Steele, Barley’s Taproom, 9:00 PM
  • Anika with Lower Interiors and New Romantics, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $20
  • Jon Roniger & The Good-for-Nothin Band, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, June 4

Principal Partners, Andrew Armstrong (seated), Rick Cox (Left) and Nathaniel Sears (R), Next Level Brewing Company, 700 North Broadway, Knoxville, May 2019

Wednesday, June 5


Thursday, June 6


Friday, June 7


Saturday, June 8

Larry Fabian Vincent, Scott and Amy Simmerman, David Slack and Keith R Brown, Jazz on the Square, Market Square, Knoxville, May 2019

Sunday, June 9

  • Knoxcentric: TBA, 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
  • Sunday Yoga and Cocktails with Bluhen Botanicals, PostModern Spirits, 11:00 AM, FREE – $12
  • Traveling Resale Pop Up Shop, Hosted by The Booth Fairy’s Traveling Trunk Show, Red Door Knox, 34 Market Square, #202, Noon – 8:00 PM
  • 3-Year Anniversary / Live Music: FunMakers Duo, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company, Noon / 5:00 PM, FREE!
  • South Knoxville Sunday Market, Landing House, 1:00 PM
  • Second Sunday Art Activity Day, Knoxville Museum of Art, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, FREE!
  • Lady Parts: The Perfect Housewife, Hosted by Tiger Lily Theatre, The Concourse, 2:00 PM, $5
  • Circle in the City, Emporium Center for Arts & Culture, 2:00 PM, $10 – $12
  • Second Sunday Docent Tour, Knoxville Museum of Art, 2:00 PM (English) / 3:00 PM (Spanish)
  • Tony Turnbow, Union Ave Books, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Lei’d to Rest – Interactive Murder Mystery RPG, Downtown Grill & Brewery, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT, $35
  • Mamma Mia! presented by TN Valley Players, UT Carousel Theatre, 3:00 PM, $10 – $20
  • Goddess Circle-Self Marriage, Hosted by Knox Conscious Awareness, 1710 Woodbine Ave, 3:30 PM, $11
  • Old Time Jam Session with Tim Worman, Boyd’s Jig & Reel, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Frog & Toad’s Dixie Quartet: Hot Latin Summer, Maple Hall, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM, FREE!
  • Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, Barley’s Taproom, 8:00 PM
  • Founding Fathers with Big Gorgeous, Josiah and the Greater Good and Daje Morris, Pilot Light, 9:00 PM, $5
  • Damsel & Distress, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Monday, June 10


Tuesday, June 11

  • Women in Entrepreneurship Coffee, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, Historic Market Square, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, FREE!
  • Food with Friends, Hosted by Friends of Literacy, Vienna Coffee, Elkmont Exchange, Tako Taco, Pour Taproom, Sweet P’s, Kaizen, Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House, 9:00 AM – 11:45 PM
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Amelia White / Reed Turchi and his Kudzu Orchestra, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Fundraising for Faith-Based Nonprofits, Alliance for Better Nonprofits, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, $35 – $225
  • Holly’s Senior Moments Happy Hour, Corner Lounge Knoxville, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Roses and Rose’, University of Tennessee Gardens, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, $25 – $35
  • Improvised music by: Matt Nelson & co. at Preservation Pub, 6:00 PM, FREE!
  • June Meetup, Hosted by SpiceCorps of Knoxville, Downtown Grill & Brewery 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 60th Anniversary Celebration, Hosted by CSI Knoxville, The Foundry on the Fair Site, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Amelia White at Sweet P’s Downtown Dive, 6:30 PM
  • Tuesdays Wine Tastings in the Cellar, Old City Wine Bar, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Old Time Jam with Sarah Pirkle, Boyd’s Jig and Reel, 7:15 PM
  • Family Feud, Celebrity Edition, Hosted by Alonzo Bodden, Featuring Joe Amabile and Cathy Rigby McCoy, Tennessee Theatre, 7:30 PM, $25 – $60
  • Derek Hough: Live! The Tour, Civic Auditorium, 7:30 PM, $54 – $91
  • Concerts on the Square: Jazz on the Square, Bill Lyons Pavilion, Historic Market Square, 8:00 PM, FREE!
  • Einstein Simplified Comedy Improv Show, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM