Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (9/22 – 10/1/2019)

Photo of Alan Lincoln, Courtesy of Bill Foster

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.

Want to get the word out more directly and get more eyes on your event or business? Consider placing a front page ad! For $600 (or $900 for an ad twice as large) you get a full month exposure with around 80,000 views. Contact me for details @

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, Sunday 22


Monday, September 23

Hull Dobbs Building, 835 N. Central Street, Knoxville, September 2019

Tuesday, September 24

  • The Nina and Pinta in Knoxville, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, $6.50 – $8.50
  • Chalking for the Planet, Downtown Knoxville and Market Square, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 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.


Wednesday, September 25


Thursday, September 26

  • Innov865 Investor Series with Bill Malkes, The Square Room @ Cafe 4, 6:00 PM – Join Knoxville entrepreneurs and investors for a fireside chat with Bill Malkes, cofounder and former CEO of GRIDSMART Technologies Inc., and Grady Vanderhoofven, Three Roots Capital CEO and managing partner of Meritus Capital, the lead investor in GRIDSMART. The evening features dinner, a cash bar, and engaging discussion on the community, social, and financial impacts of a successful business, with a spotlight on GRIDSMART and its acquisition by a $2 billion publicly-traded corporation.

Friday, September 27


Saturday, September 28

Sunday, September 29


Monday, September 30 


Tuesday, October 1