Calendar of Events

Friday, September 19, 2014

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Seussical: The Musical

  • September 19, 2014 — October 4, 2014

Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Based on the classic works of Dr. Seuss. Horton the Elephant, The Cat In The Hat, and many more of the beloved characters created by Dr. Seuss will spring to life onstage at Knoxville Children’s Theatre in Seussical, Jr. The play is a musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that has thrilled audiences all around the world.

Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Performances are generally Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-599-5284, Reservations:

The WordPlayers: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

  • September 19, 2014 — September 28, 2014
  • 09/19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @7:30PM, 09/21 & 28@ 2:30PM
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Category: Theatre

The WordPlayers presents Steel Magnolias on Sept. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 & Sept. 21 & 28 @ 2:30 at Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd., Knoxville.

The quintessential story of family and friendship in a unique Southern sisterhood, Steel Magnolias is a skillfully crafted portrayal of eccentricity, loyalty and love set in a small-town beauty parlor. The play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. (Recommended for ages 13+)

Tickets range from $10-$15 and may be purchased online at or at the door with cash or check. Group Rate available and Thursday is Pay What You Can Night. For more information, call 865.539.2490

Lyric Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • September 19, 2014 — September 27, 2014

Category: Theatre

The Lyric Theatre Company presents The Importance of Being Earnest
Play by Oscar Wilde.

September 19 & 20 8 PM
September 21 2 PM
September 26 & 27 8 PM
September 28Tickets to theatre events may be purchased online using Paypal or by calling the Lyric Theatre at (865) 458-9020 - Mastercard and Visa accepted. Box office opens one hour prior to show time. Online orders will be sent an order confirmation by e-mail. Tickets will be held at the Box Office under the name of the person ordering the tickets. 2 PM.

320 Grove Street, Loudon, TN 37774 (865) 458-9020 *

McClung Museum: Engaging Arabia Symposia


Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

This event, sponsored by the University of Tennessee and the Arab American Club of Knoxville, will include museum displays, academic lectures, activity booths, Middle Eastern cuisine, Arabic music, and other cultural activities.

Arab Cultural Fair
3:00 p.m. September 19 through 5:00 p.m. September 20, 2014
Admission free and open to the pubic

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144,

WDVX: Tennessee Shines Radio Show

Category: Music

Bonus show! September 19: For the third year, Tennessee Shines Radio Show will be performed live from the Paramount Performing Arts Center in Bristol during the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival. Our guests are Willie Watson, the Blue Ridge Entertainers and MSG Acoustic Blues Trio. The show will be broadcast live on WDVX FM and Admission is included in day and weekend passes to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Tennessee Shines is a weekly radio show performed live for an in-studio audience at the Knoxville Visitor Center Mondays at 7pm and broadcast live on WDVX FM and Hosts are Bob Deck and Paige Travis. Tickets are $10, free for students with valid ID and children ages 14 and under. Tickets are available in advance at the WDVX Blue Plate Special, noon weekdays and Saturdays at the Knoxville Visitor Center, or at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on the night of the show. For more information, visit
Information: 865-544-1029,,

WDVX, 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-544-1029,

Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse: Music on the Grounds

  • September 19, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Category: Literature & readings and Music

Ron Collins & Friends playing gospel, blue grass, country, and pop. Followed by Kathleen Mavournin, a member of the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association as she recounts traditional stories from all around the world and Earl Layhue with Smoky Mountain Music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Geno’s Pit Stop Dawg’s owned and operated by Gene Owens.

Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, 3650 Sam Houston Rd, Maryville, TN 37804
Info: 865-983-1550,

Knoxville Museum of Art: Artscapes: A Masked Ball


Category: Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

he Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Art Fair KMA 2014 September 14-20 at the museum. Art Fair KMA 2014 encompasses Artscapes, the Guild’s popular annual art sale and gala, as well as a day of family art activities.
Friday, September 19, 2014,
6:30 PM--Reception and Silent Auction
8:30PM--Dinner and Live Auction
$150 per person, rsvp by September 8.

The purpose of Art Fair KMA 2014 is to raise money for museum programs and engage a broad and diverse segment of the community in museum activities.

The kick-off preview brunch on Sunday, September 14, noon-3pm, features a first look at the Artscapes art offerings. Preview brunch reservations are $40 per person.

Items for sale can also be previewed free of charge during regular museum hours Tuesday September 16-Friday September 19.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101,

Pellissippi State: Knoxville Opera: "Magnifico!"


Category: Free event and Music

Pellissippi State Community College hosts the Knoxville Opera Company for the college's first musical concert of the year.

"Magnifico!" is at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert will feature performers Kevin Doherty and Sarah Fitch, accompanied by Brian Salesky, Knoxville Opera's executive director and conductor.

The event is free and the community is invited.

Pellissippi State: 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN 37932. Information: 865-694-6405,

Knox Heritage: "Lost & Found" Lunch at Historic Westwood


Category: Classes & workshops and Free event

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, September 19th at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers John Case owner, founder and president of Case Antiques, Inc. will present a fascinating overview of local artists and their place in the current market for regional fine and decorative arts

The Lost & Found Lunch will be held at the new office for Knox Heritage, Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is free and is available in the Laurel Church of Christ parking lot next door – 3457 Kingston Pike.

This event is FREE and open to the public. A free lunch buffet for the first 30 rsvp’s will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 p.m. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. To make reservations, call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Maryville-Alcoa Rotary announces 4th Annual Storytelling Festival


Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, History & heritage, Kids & family, Literature & readings, Music and Science & nature

4th Annual Storytelling Festival at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, Tennessee. Tickets may be purchased at the door and will be $5.00 per person (GSMHC members and children 5 and under are free).

Talented performers including storytelling by Kim Delozier, a retired GSMNP Wildlife Ranger who will share his stories on managing wildlife in the National Park, and Elizabeth Rose who is a professional storyteller who will keep you spellbound with her stories, and finally Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, a local band.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM. Information: 865-448-0044,

Knoxville Zoo: Art Gone Wild!


Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fundraisers

Knoxville Zoo will be hosting a special after-hours event featuring original art and craft created by the zoo’s animal “artists”. Art Gone Wild!, a special show and sale of original paintings and customized gift items will be held at Knoxville Zoo. (This special event is for guests 18 and up.)

At Art Gone Wild!, attendees can enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while shopping for original works of art and craft created by the zoo’s animals as part of the zoo’s animal enrichment program. All proceeds from Art Gone Wild! fund the zoo’s enrichment program, which is an integral part of the zoo’s animal husbandry practices that ensures the physical and psychological well-being of the animals in the zoo’s care.

It’s always Knoxville’s most interesting art show! Tickets are $30 per person and are available online at, by phone at (865) 637-5331 and at the zoo’s ticket window during business hours. Tickets will also be available the evening of the event.

Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331,

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

  • September 18, 2014 — September 21, 2014

Category: Festivals & special events and Music

Join WDVX and Freddy Smith at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kodak, TN
We're a proud supporter of the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, and we're looking forward to all the pickin' and grubbin! Stop by the WDVX table to pick up some merch, find out more about WDVX, and say hi to Freddy and his chicken!

12:30-1:30 Adkins & Loudermilk
1:30 - 2:30 The Little Roy & Lizzy Show
2:30 - 3:30 Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
3:30 - 4:30 Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
4:30 - 5:30 SUPPER BREAK
5:30 - 6:30 Adkins & Loudermilk
6:30 - 7:30 The Little Roy & Lizzy Show
7:30 - 8:30 Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
8:30 - 9:30 Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
9:30 - 11:00 Cordle, Jackson & Salley
Friday, September 19

Noon - 1:00 Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys
1:00 - 2:00 Volume 5
2:00 - 3:00 James King
3:00 - 4:00 Balsam Range
4:00 - 5:00 Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
5:00 - 6:00 SUPPER BREAK
6:00 - 7:00 Volume 5
7:00 - 8:00 Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys
8:00 - 9:00 James King
9:00 - 10:00 Balsam Range
10:00 - 11:00 Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Saturday, September 20

Noon - 1:00 Darin & Brooke Aldridge
1:00 - 2:00 The Spinney Brothers
2:00 - 3:00 The Bankesters
3:00 - 4:00 Sideline
4:00 - 5:00 Lonesome River Band
5:00 - 6:00 SUPPER BREAK
6:00 - 7:00 The Bankesters
7:00 - 8:00 The Spinney Brothers
8:00 - 9:00 Darin & Brooke Aldridge
9:00 - 10:00 Sideline
10:00 - 11:00 Lonesome River Band

Please check schedule before making your plans as this schedule is subject to change.
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