Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/15 – 1/24/2019)

Oliver Hotel, Union Avenue, Knoxville, September 2019
Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay St., Knoxville, September 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, September 15


Monday, September 16 

  • UT vs UF Blood Drive, Medic Regional Blood Center, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Drop-in Figure Drawing, Knoxville Museum of Art, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $10
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Lacy Green / Ana Egge, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!
  • Emerging Writers Workshop, Lawson McGhee Knox County Public Library, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Mondays through November 4)
  • 2019 Gator Hator Poker Event, Downtown Grill & Brewery, 5:30 PM – 12:30 AM
  • A Conversation with Etgar Keret, Hodges Library, UTK, 7:00 PM 
  • FRIENDLYTOWN comedy show: Friendlytown has an actual town meeting!, Pilot Light, 7:30 PM, FREE!
  • Maple Hall Monday: Will Carter with Larry Patton, Maple Hall, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • These Wild Plains, Barley’s Taproom, 9:00 PM
  • Kyle Lacey (formerly the Harlem River Noise), Preservation Pub, 10:00 PM


Tuesday, September 17

Hope Brothers Building, 428 South Gay Street, Knoxville, September 2019

Wednesday, September 18


Thursday, September 19

Friday, September 20


Saturday, September 21

Oliver Hotel, Union Avenue, Knoxville, September 2019

Sunday, Sunday 22


Monday, September 23


Tuesday, September 24

  • WDVX Blue Plate Special: Victoria Jones / Ben Arthur, Visitor Center, Noon, FREE!


  • Startup Day 2019, The Mill & Mine, 2:00 PM – Celebrate entrepreneurship and discover how Knoxville startups are reshaping our community and world at Startup Day 2019, featuring a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition, the first general election face-off between Knoxville’s mayoral candidates and happy hour. Startup Day is the signature event of Innov865 Week, Knoxville’s annual entrepreneurship festival running Sept. 23 – 27.