Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (8/18 – 8/27/2019)

The Artisanals, Second Bell Festival, Knoxville, August 2018
French Fried Vintage, 1620 North Central, Knoxville, August 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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Sunday, August 18


Monday, August 19 

  • ARSBC – Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Hilton Downtown, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM, $215 – $300
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: The Singer and The Songwriter / My One And Only, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Contact Improvisation Workshop, Emporium Center, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, $15 Special Potluck Session, Alliance Brewing Co, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $8 – $10
  • Cooking with Local Tomatoes, Hosted by Table Forty9, The Central Collective, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, $54
  • Auditions! Lysistrata, First Presbyterian Church, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • George Dickel Appreciation Party, Hilton Knoxville, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown’s 3rd Motherf***iversary!! Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • CollegeLIFE Is Back! The Standard Knoxville, 8:00 PM
  • Maple Hall Monday: Will Carter with The Rushing Brothers, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Pretty Polly, Barley’s Taproom, 9:00 PM
  • Jon Worley & Cornbred, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce, 17 Market Square, Knoxville, August 2019

Tuesday, August 20


Wednesday, August 21


Thursday, August 22

Friday, August 23


Saturday, August 24

The Artisanals, Second Bell Festival, Knoxville, August 2018

Sunday, August 25


Monday, August 26

  • Advance Classic Course, Asia Kay Salon, 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM, $10 – $100
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Blue Yonder / Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • TNT Social – Mix & Mingle, Schulz Brau Brewing Company, 6:00 PM
  • KGMC new Member Auditions, Emporium Center, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Trailhead Old Time Jam, Trailhead Beer Market, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, FREE! 
  • Young Republicans of Knoxville Meeting, Barley’s Taproom, 7:00 PM 
  • Monthly Meeting, Hosted by Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, South Coast Pizza, 7:00 PM
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show presents: Kenny DeForest, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Brandon Harmon hosts Listen Up! – Singer-Songwriter Night, Scruffy City Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Maple Hall Monday: Will Carter with Ashley Campbell, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Mike Baggetta, Barley’s Taproom, 9:00 PM
  • Oracle Blue, Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, August 27